Oliso’s Smartest Iron Yet

Oliso’s iconic SmartIron ® just got smarter! The new TG1600 Pro Plus still features Oliso’s most-loved patented iTouch® technology. Simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. Take your hand off and the patented scorch guards lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and tipping. It’s not only safer, but it also saves time as well as your wrists!

Oliso Iron TG1600 Pro Plus Yellow


In their own words since they know all of the technical jargon: Other classic features include 1800 watts of power and horizontal or vertical bursts of steam. The TG1600 Pro Plus features a 30-minute extended auto-shut off for sewers and quilters, a 12.7 oz side fill tank, flat pressing surface, detailer tip, and a 12-foot cord for full range of motion.
The new TG1600 Pro Plus ups its IQ with a new diamond ceramic-flow™ soleplate glides effortlessly over all fabrics types, further enhances its even heat distribution and provides quick and easy clean up when using fusibles. Rapid response™ triple play® steam system makes the TG1600 Pro Plus steamier and hotter than ever! A new anti-scale system keeps the TG1600 Pro Plus working stronger and longer. And since customers asked: Oliso delivered even more ergonomic weight distribution and an enhanced auto-lift responsiveness system to complete the update!

Features designed for Quilters and Sewists:
– NEW enhanced iTouch® never-lift technology: lifts and lowers with the touch of your hand, preventing burns, saving your wrists, and saving time.
– NEW Diamond ceramic-flow™ soleplate with pro-press™ core: superior heat, durability, and non-stick, easy-clean even in the stickiest of situations.
– Smart sensor™ extended auto shut-off: Extended 30 min standby while working for your convenience, 30 second safety auto shut-off if tipped over.
– 2-inch Detailer Tip: Perfect for seams, bias tape + tight corners. Press under and over pleats, pockets, cuffs and collars with ease.
– Longest cord in class: 12’ with a 360° pivot
– Largest water tank in class: (12.7 oz/375ml) for heavy steam usage with easy side fill and fill cup included.
– Built-in spray: Stubborn wrinkles? No problem. My built-in spray is a powerful wrinkle buster.
– Take me away: I’m compatible with Oliso accessories for storage and travel.
– 3 year warranty: You’re part of the family with Oliso’s friendly customer service.

Enhanced quality features:
– Anti-drip system: Prevents spitting and leaking while the iron is hot
– NEW Anti-Calc Technology: The new anti-calc cartridge prevents hard water buildup and keeps your iron working longer and stronger.
– Auto-Clean System

Powerful pressing:
– Quick Heating: 1800 watts of power
– NEW Rapid-response™ Triple play® steam: powerful vertical and horizontal steam removes the toughest wrinkles

This iron is available in four different colors. All are in stock so check our website for availability. These would make great gifts!

Stocking Stuffers

It is getting to be that time of year when quilters will be asking for just a little something for their friends. Why not set up a display of useful items that may be just the ticket?

This wool mat cleaning tool is due to arrive later this month. If you are like me and have the wool pressing mats and can’t believe you ever survived without them, this would be a great gift.

Wool Mat Cleaning Tool

This mat cleaner removes all of those fibers that bury themselves in the cuts on your mat.

The Gypsy Quilter Mat Cleaning Pad Heart Shaped 3-1/4in x 1in

The GEasy stickers are made to stick on Wonder Clips so you can organize your next project. The pack includes numbers, letters, 1/4″ markings, and even blanks so you can keep track of the pieces you are cutting for a project.

GEasy Organizing Stickers

These flexible little tools will clean all of the lint out of your sewing machine and make it run like a charm!

Sewing Machine Cleaning Brushes 25ct

Clean the base of your iron with these handy cleaning cloths.

Iron Cleaner Cloths

These short handled screwdrivers work great with your machines.

The Gypsy Quilter Sewing Machine Screwdriver Set

If you are like me, and want a maintenance kit on hand with everything, why not display these items with a lunchbox? This is a darling one from Lori Holt and should hold everything!

Lori Holt Cookbook Vintage Metal Lunch Box

Or teach or demo a simple bag that they could make as part of the gift!

Cats, Cats and More Cats!

These cat inspired coasters from Graphic Impressions are sure to make the cat lover in your life smile. And, at this price, they are great gifts! Each design comes 6 to a package or buy an assortment of 72 (6 of 12 different designs).

Cat Luck Coaster
Nine Lives Coaster
Silly Human Coaster
Privileges Suspended Coaster
Rid of Kids Coaster
Joined The Club Coaster
In the Wayeth Coaster
Couple of Cats Coaster
Better Life Cat Coaster
Well Trained Coaster
Better With Cats Coaster
Cat Home Coaster

These are due to arrive next month, in plenty of time for holiday shopping. At this price, they would be great stocking stuffers!

Beautiful Gifts

Featuring the Sentry’s Pastime quilt pattern, these square shaped coasters by Built Quilt are engraved on bamboo wood. These coasters come in sets of 4 and are equipped with felt pads as backing so that they don’t scratch up your new coffee table. Square coasters measure 3.75″ on each side. This would make a great housewarming gift for your pattern-loving or quilter friend.

Sentry's Pastime Square Coaster 4pc Set

There are so many variations that you could buy a different one for everyone on your gift list!

Windblown Star Square Coaster 4pc Set
Ruby Roads Square Coaster 4pc Set
Quilt Christmas Trees Square Coaster 4pc Set
Quilt Hearts Square Coaster 4pc Set
Idle Moments Square Coaster 4pc Set

There are also several round versions.

Visit our website to see all of the possibilities:

Built Quilt

All of these gifts are due to arrive in September, just in time for the holiday season!

Quilts through a Child’s Eyes

I already have two on order for my grandchildren! Read the premise of the story:

Ghosts are supposed to be sheets, light as air and able to whirl and twirl and float and soar. But the little ghost who is a quilt can’t whirl or twirl at all, and when he flies, he gets very hot. He doesn’t know why he’s a quilt. His parents are both sheets, and so are all of his friends. His great-grandmother was a lace curtain, but that doesn’t really help cheer him up. He feels sad and left out when his friends are zooming around and he can’t keep up. But one Halloween, everything changes. The little ghost who was a quilt has an experience that no other ghost could have, an experience that only happens because he’s a quilt . . . and he realizes that it’s OK to be different. 

The Little Ghost Who Was A Quilt

The Little Ghost Who Was A Quilt #TB6447-2 from Tundra Books is due to arrive the first of September, just in time for the season! Place your order now so you will have many hours of storytelling!

Baby Shark Doo…

I just spent the week-end with my grandchildren and can’t get this song out of my head! A new fabric line by David Textiles is due to arrive at the end of the month, just in time for summer!

Multi Baby Shark Fun In The Sun
Blue Baby Shark Playful Sharks
Pink Baby Shark Family Party
White Baby Shark Always Jawsome
Navy Baby Shark Family Toss
Blue Baby Shark Mommy & Baby

An added plus? They are available on 8 yard bolts! We have a family beach trip planned this year so I ordered a bolt of this and terry cloth so I can quilt them together for beach towels for the littles in my life! No batting required!

Jigsaw Puzzles as Art

My family loves jigsaw puzzles so I can’t wait to share these with them. The quality looks amazing. In their words: Bring the family together while enjoying famous art! This puzzle features 1,000 pieces made with high-quality blue board pieces with a fabulous drawstring cotton bag to store your pieces. The gorgeous box opens to reveal a gold foiled inspirational quote with a magnetic closure. Artist history and interesting information are featured on the back. Your puzzle can be displayed with either the bookend spine or front face. Monarque’s giftable puzzles are available in 12 beautiful images featuring world-renowned artists.

Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises

Everything about these puzzles is quality!

Water Lilies
Garden Bridge
Laurel Burch Fantasticats Puzzle
Mary Lake Dogs Puzzle
O'Keeffe Petunia Puzzle

To see the entire collection, visit our website: Monarque

Ricky Tims etc.

Ricky Tims is a true renaissance man. Most of you know him because of his vibrant hand dyed colors and quilts with a modern flair. But did you know he also co-wrote a children’s chapter book?

Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window
Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window

The story showcases Granny’s sampler quilt which is a companion book that includes all of the instructions to make it.

Granny's 1930's Sampler

What a great set that could inspire the next generation to quilt.

Ricky is also a gifted pianist and composer. Two of his recordings are now available through Checker.

Alone With My Thoughts Music CD
Christmas In A Small Town Music CD

Why not play this music in your shop? All of these items are available now so place your orders!

Whimsical Mug Rugs

Wouldn’t an Easter basket look darling sitting on these rugs? The hard part will be choosing which one to make first! The pattern includes all four designs.

Easter Party Mug Rugs

The laser cut shapes are available as a kit which includes the pattern and instructions.

Easter Party Mug Rugs Precut Pack

Or they are available individually as pre-cut packs.

Spring Kitten Mug Rug Kit
Party Pup Mug Rug Kit
Chocolate Bunny Mug Rug Kit
Peek-A-Boo Bunny Mug Rug Kit

Easter is late this year so even though these are due to arrive the middle of this month, you have plenty of time to make them for the holiday. Place your order now!