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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, 09.05 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, 09.04 PMby flutefish

    New machine needles, and my super-fancy awesome few-years-old sewing machine!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.04 PMby Grannylisa

    I am disabled so my sewing area is limited to a small table in my bedroom. I need this iron with the plate in which the iron can rest on because my table is glass top. The iron looks compact as well which would fit as well. I love sharp scissors, my seam rippers, thread snipper, washable markers, pin cushions, etc. Love the iron/…

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.03 PMby jenalden

    I am loving using my “Getta Grip” clips that I got at Maker Faire last year. They are smooth and shiny clips that work like a clothespin – great for draping and fitting – zero damage in fabric and no pins to hit with the sewing machine needle. I love them – look them up!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.02 PMby Katarzyna Kwiecień

    oh -without my professional sewing machine i will by nothing:)I don’t like using scissors-i prefer rotary cutter. But mine iron isn’t so good like this Oliso model;(

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.02 PMby Ada Nelken

    Selecting the right sewing needle for your machine, depending on what fabric you are sewing with.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.56 PMby srkshannon

    a pair of really sharp scissors are always good

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.56 PMby Martina Soncica

    My favorite is an organizer box, sewing is so enjoyable with everything ready in its place :)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.50 PMby sharonspils

    Definately a new needle for every garment and pressing is essential.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.48 PMby mcgjean

    I have a super sharp seam ripper from a sewing trade show. I use it all the time when I have a lot of ripping to do. I especially like it for to pull out zippers from thrift store clothing to reuse.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.48 PMby mimiskirt

    The best scissors I can afford. Right now I’m enjoying my Gingers… pinkers, long shears, and small snippers… all recently sharpened! (well, not the pinkers)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.47 PMby saychez

    When taking sewing classes, many instructors said that the key to making professional looking clothing is ironing’. I have taken the statement to heart, and discovered it does make a difference. After many years of purchasing a ‘famous brand of iron’, having difficulty with each one, and no help from the company, I decided to try an Oliso. It is a lower priced model, however, works wonderfully and I would really love to have a higher end model. As I mentioned above my iron ranks # 1, #2 would be a seam ripper, and #3 a well sharpened cutting tool.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.38 PMby Lisa Grassetti

    Well I have always been told by my mother to have a good pair of scissors and a sewing box to keep everything thread, needles, ect.. but one thing she told me was to get an iron that gets hot and boy she is right! My iron I have to go over and over when I iron my curtains or heavier clothes and they still don’t look ironed. It makes me not like to bother with ironing.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.34 PMby btstars

    I got some paper that is used for doctor’s tables and a really nice mechanical pencil with a great eraser and my sewing has greatly improved. I love my mechanical pencil so much that I will be getting a pack of three for Christmas in my stocking!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.34 PMby smith7387

    A seam ripper is a must. I would be frustrated with myself a lot more often without a seam ripper by my side.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.32 PMby reLYME

    My sewing kit is quite minimal—one of those beginner kits because I am a beginner, and my iron is unfortunately a $10 iron I bought about eight years ago.

    What I do require are really sharp scissors, plenty of pins, and perhaps some Band-aids! ;)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.32 PMby reLYME

    My sewing kit is quite minimal—one of those beginner kits because I am a beginner, and my iron is unfortunately a $10 iron I bought about eight years ago.

    What I do require are really sharp scissors, plenty of pins, and perhaps some Band-aids! ;)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.30 PMby audie2002

    an ergonomic seam ripper. As a new sewer my hands would hurt so much if I had to use one of those tiny little ones!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.28 PMby sunbeachsurf

    A pencil and notebook! For sketching ideas, jotting down measurements, etc! I’d love a new iron – an iron is essential for achieving a professional look :)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.27 PMby Katie Sayers Raschdorf

    new machine needle is a must!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.26 PMby hayleyroper

    really sharp scissors, a point turner and chalk!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.25 PMby mabelmartinez

    My Z-Shears! Use them to cut anything and everything! Looooveeee the iron…. :)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.23 PMby sewhard2011

    I am getting a Baby lock Sophia for xmas and I am sure that my projects will have a more polished edge!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.23 PMby mcglen8

    My scissors and rotary cutter—I couldn’t do it without them. :-)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.23 PMby sunnipaine

    Sharp scissors!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.23 PMby Shannon Gruber Burchard

    pattern weights and bias tape maker

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.22 PMby grammaheh1

    Reading sewing blogs and forums help me discover the new sewing tools that are available. I My favorite sewing tools include a roll on chalk tool by clover, a variety of good scissors, a good iron, rotary cutter, large cuttting board, metal four inch ruler and wooden chopsticks.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.20 PMby catran

    My rotary cutter and ruler…hands down!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.17 PMby miip

    a good pair of scissors, and an engrossing cat toy, to keep my feline roommate away while i work

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.10 PMby januacoeli

    My German iron, that is really made in Germany and my scissors.

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