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Welcome to day 17 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win an Oliso® Steam Iron with iTouch™ Technology – TG1100!
Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Saturday, December 18th to be entered to win!

At Oliso, we like gadgets and state of the art technology as much as our neighbors. Dare we say, more than our neighbors? We dare. We admire the innovativeness of a design that makes life simpler, that surprises us with straightforward functionality and delights us with useful, special features.

Our award-winning steam irons combine powerful steam performance with our patented iTouch™ technology that prevents burns, tipping and dripping. Simply place your hand on the handle and the iron lowers itself onto the fabric. Remove your hand and the Scorchguards™ immediately extend, lifting the entire iron above the garment.

Comment to Win: What fabrics / notions are difficult to find where you live?

Congratulations to Myriam Sabolla who won the Pendleton Fabric!


This giveaway is sponsored by Oliso


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    Aug 2, 2014, 04.36 AMby MontereyKimi

    Cool a smart iron. If I combine it with my smart fabric and I find someone who makes a smart washer, maybe it will wash and iron itself.!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.16 AMby shoshana13

    Here, in Israel, you can find every fabric. Still, good designers import from Italy fabrics for their designs.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 01.54 PMby Claudia19143

    Thrift stores are one of the best stores to go to when looking for fabric peices and clothes of course!!! I love Thrift stores when I was much younger I would buy my coats out of the thrift store and go to school and al of the kids wold ask where did you get that from…. I would just say my mom picked it up, not because I was embarassed or anything. I would say I did not know so they would not take over my favorite thrift store…SELFISH RIGHT??? RIGHT LOL

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    Dec 28, 2010, 11.23 AMby stineb

    woolfleece. I can hardly find that sort of fabric.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 07.26 PMby sewcalgal

    I’ve heard good things about this iron, but never have had a chance to try one. Would love to win one.


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    Dec 22, 2010, 06.13 PMby tnapier107

    ribbing is the only thing that I can think of thats hard to find in the S F bay area of California. I usually have to take a rode trip to LA to find what I need

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    Dec 22, 2010, 05.52 PMby tnapier107

    I live in the San Fransisco bay area and I have to say I usually don’t have trouble finding good quality fabrics, not with Britex close by. However notions are a different story. I have been looking for ribbing to make excersize clothes and sweaters. I guess I’ll have o make a trip to the LA fabric district

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    Dec 21, 2010, 08.19 PMby nglalala

    I would love to have some print jersey knits, swimwear fabric, and sportswear (supplex)! Thanks!

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    Dec 21, 2010, 05.01 AMby sealtopaz

    Those with touch colors and patterns in my head …

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    Dec 20, 2010, 04.27 PMby emmaneezer

    Everything is hard to find! JoAnn’s is great, but sometimes you just want something new, I wish there were more independent craft businesses in Pittsburgh.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 08.37 PMby roarah

    I live in Melbourne & as long as you’re willing to drive around a bit there are heaps of wonderful fabric stores. I have had problems finding some notions though, like spiral steel boning.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 08.27 PMby janetconrad

    It’s hard to find upholstery foam in any sort of large quantity. And it’s hard to find eyelet. But otherwise, I have pretty good luck finding what I want.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 05.55 PMby hstorm799

    I live in a small town, so anything that is not a “usual” notion or fabric isn’t available in the sewing chain store here; purse-making supplies, unusual silks, wools that aren’t “suitings”. I usually have to buy my business supplies or fabrics for my personal use online. Or thrift them.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 03.01 PMby soaringviola

    Jelly Rolls!!! Nice and modern quilting fabrics in general are a bit difficult to find

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    Dec 18, 2010, 02.48 PMby giunta

    cheap fabrics ^^ and piping tape!

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    Dec 18, 2010, 02.27 PMby sylvamae

    I can’t get rayon hem tape or grosgrain ribbon.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 02.24 PMby magnolia729

    anything which is not a basic item can be difficult to find here (Budapest)… I try to look for special things any time when travelling abroad…

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    Dec 18, 2010, 02.19 PMby kat36

    Cute buttons, I mean those ‘people stop on the street to ask you where you got them’ kind of buttons.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 02.02 PMby marniduffy

    waterproof materials. i’d LOVE to win

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    Dec 18, 2010, 01.51 PMby randimae

    Any type of fabric that isn’t fleece or quilting cotton, you have to travel at least an hour away to find :/ Good reason to always stock up when you can!

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    Dec 18, 2010, 01.46 PMby dustykins

    Knits are kind of scarce here – JoAnn’s has some but not a great selection and that’s pretty much the only game in town for knits. Oh, and fold-over elastic. JoAnn’s has black and that’s all that I’ve found locally.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 01.45 PMby tonierenee

    Lucky for me, I got yards and yards of many types fabrics from a seamstress who was retiring and moving away (however, being the third person to get there I got whatever was left). I have only had to shop for fabric a handful of times for specific colors or swimsuit fabric. The difficult part is the color, pattern and price of the fabrics I want (somehow without knowing, I want the most expensive thing in the store or if only the print was a bit larger…)

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    Dec 18, 2010, 01.39 PMby lemon99

    I buy my fabrics on ebay, where you can find about anything. In my opinion, most difficult to find are affordable but classy fabrics for formal style clothes.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 12.58 PMby nicyve82

    I live in New York, so I can find most things with a bit of effort BUT finding replacement bobbins for my machine is a real pain. I have to drive to another town to buy bobbins! Anything for home sewing is a little harder to come by, I guess, since most things are sold for industry use.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 12.42 PMby eha

    In Belgium you don’t find a lot of pattern-fabrics or vintage. It’s a pity

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    Dec 18, 2010, 12.22 PMby lie

    Woolen fabrics are always hard to find around here. And I don’t like ordering them online, cause I like to see/feel them first!

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    Dec 18, 2010, 12.18 PMby breckgirl

    Actually, Joanns closed last summer due to lease issues, so my area is somewhat limited on affordable crafting fabrics. Their prices were more reasonable than the specialty fabric shops for notions.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 12.16 PMby saylavie

    i don’t have much trouble finding what i want, but of course some things are more expensive than others, and so i go for the least expensive/best value. concerning fabric, often it’s thrifted.

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