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Welcome to Day 9 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a TG1600 SmartIron from Oliso! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Saturday, December 11th to be entered to win!

The Oliso® TG1600 Pro features Oliso’s patented iTouch® technology. Simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. Take your hand off and the patented scorchguards lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and tipping. Less strain and 30% time savings are added benefits to this Smart Iron’s 1800 watts of power and horizontal or vertical bursts of steam. The TG1600 Pro features a 30-minute extended auto-shut off for sewers and quilters, a 12.7 oz side fill tank, a beadblast stainless steel soleplate, flat pressing surface, detailer tip, and a 12-foot cord for full range of motion.

Comment to Win: What do you find the best new tools for your sewing projects?


This giveaway is sponsored by Oliso

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/12/11] – Congratulations to member rosetulip for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 9!


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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.41 PMby cucperson

    Rotary cutter wins hands down for me.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.41 PMby lpninpaingmailcom

    Mine would be a walking foot for my machine it helps with even feed and doing straight lines

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.37 PMby jacquipardue

    most recently got a narrow hem foot—awesome! but a full size ironing board and a nice iron are on my “wanted” list—the itty bitty board I have gets the job done, but it’s slow going adjusting the fabric every few inches. and the leaky iron can be frustrating. Would love to win this nice iron :)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.35 PMby pgf

    no contest-the rotary cutters with patterned and pinking blades.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.34 PMby jocel

    Nothing is better than a seam ripper!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.33 PMby lokicat

    I just got a large cardboard cutting board, very handy for drawing and cutting pattern, it covers the whole dining room table.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.33 PMby rstott82

    A sewing machine that works :/ I’m currently in discussion with mine over the definition of ‘work’. Other than that my seam ripper and specilty feet.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.29 PMby euma

    A good light close to the sewing machine, as my machine is old and its light isn’t working properly.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.26 PMby mayell

    I like the specialized machine feet. They make pintucks, edge stitching, stitch in the ditch, etc, etc, etc much easier!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.24 PMby lcfish

    lighted magnified seam ripper <——cuz my eyes are not so good….not cuz I’m getting older!!!!!! :)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.22 PMby Bianca Tye

    rotary cutter and cutting board for cutting out material over layed with a pattern more easily.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.19 PMby Amy W

    I recently bought a french curve ruler and have already put it to good use several times!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.18 PMby Tai B

    My rotary cutter!!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.09 PMby thecraftyone

    My seam ripper hands down!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.03 PMby melindajane

    just discovered flat pins…makes things much easier.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.02 PMby vindaviper

    Well, my newest tool is my collection of bias tape makers. Nothing like custom bias tape! I’m also loving my circle cutter, though, so a toss-up. Hobby Lobby and Joann’s were great sources for my most recent purchases (thanks to great coupons!)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.51 PMby taysha1128

    My seam ripper!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.46 PMby dianajanssen

    I haven’t purchased any new notions lately. But for sewing, my must have notions are a surgical seam ripper, clapper and good iron. As some of us say, 90% of sewing is good pressing!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.39 PMby Mg4quilting

    My bendable bright light so I can sew late into the night.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.38 PMby floralwhirl

    the best new tool for every project is a new stitching needle in the machine

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.31 PMby Linda Thompson

    Oh, my! New tools…would newly sharpened scissors count as an important new sewing item to use?

    My sewing friend has taught me to cut out garments with a rotary cutter, using weights to hold the pattern down…two starch cans, a can of air, and a spray can of glue are my “new” weights. Sorry I can’t really delcalre NEW as Ilive so far in the country, notions and gizmos are not them most important things when I hit the city and a fabric shop!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.28 PMby kanhoro

    of course the seam ripper! but recently the clapper for my tailoring class

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.26 PMby pink-cornelia

    sharp scissors always make everything go smoothly. that and my transperent ruler, it makes meassuring really easy and fast.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.21 PMby tyketto

    Sharp scissors and rotary cutter make cutting fabric so easy. And, a seam ripper, especially if I am sewing late at night…

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.21 PMby gabriellatringali

    Just got a rotary cutter and board! Makes everything so much easier!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.11 PMby Christi Woglemuth

    Brand new scissors are really nice.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.11 PMby anneecharri

    What a fun looking amazing crazy iron! would definately make lighter work of the load! My favourite sewing tool is my stitch unpicker (he he that’s because it’s used so often…)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.08 PMby emily-marie

    love my curved embroidery scissors! paired with an iron, they keep everything I make looking clean and professional.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.06 PMby Goz1

    My measuring tape, Clover tailor’s chalk, heavy cutting scissors, and ,last but not least, my ham. I’d be rudderless without these babies of mine.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.05 PMby tinapickles

    My curved ruler—it’s ever so helpful in pattern modification!

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