New Reliable Iron

The Velocity 180IR boasts a patented built-in steam generator that ensures a continuous supply of steam without any leakage issues. Unlike traditional irons prone to leaks and spitting, Velocity irons utilize patented 2-heating element and micro-pump technology. This system pre-heats water and converts it into steam before it reaches the soleplate, guaranteeing consistent steam output even at low temperatures.

Equipped with three manual heat settings to Eco, Auto, and Turbo, the Velocity 180IR steam iron tackles stubborn wrinkles effortlessly while remaining gentle on delicate fabrics. Its eco and turbo settings offer versatility for various garment types. Look at the quantity of steam holes!

This iron features:
Compact Vapor Generator that Produces Endless Steam with No Leaks.
Three Temperature Settings for Versatile Ironing.
Coridium Ceramic Soleplate for Durable Performance.
8 Minute Auto Off for Enhanced Safety Features.
360°Swivel Cord for Flexible and Tangle-Free Operation – Perfect for Right and Left Handers
Wattage 1800W
Weight 4.05 lbs
Power Cord Length 8.2′
Warranty 1 year limited

They are due to arrive next month. Enjoy a quality iron at a spectacular price!

Industrial Rotary Cutter

The folks at Reliable who make the irons you know and love have now added a cordless rotary cutter to their product line!

2000FR Cordless Cloth Cutting Machine
2000FR Cordless Cloth Cutting Machine
2000FR Cordless Cloth Cutting Machine

This baby will cut through leather, wool, and up to 1″ thick layers of fabric! Can you imagine how fast this baby will cut fat quarters and kits?

But in their own words, here are the details:

Cordless control. The 2000FR’s battery-operated powerful servomotor can cut up to a single ply of fabric right up to 1” high, making it a very versatile, lightweight machine. With 5 speed settings, the 2000FR is perfect for sample making or other light-duty operations. Use the higher speeds to cut thinner fabrics, use the lower speeds to cut thicker fabrics or anything with glue. The 2000FR includes two 14.8V lithium batteries and a charger with an optimal 2 hour run time between charging. The 200OFR’s 4.3” high-speed steel (HSS) blade is optimal for cutting. With an extra thin base plate and light design, the 2000FR is a pleasure to operate.

– 14.8V Cordless Power. The 2000FR includes two powerful 14.8V lithium-Ion batteries with an optimal two-hour run time between charging.
– POWERFUL SERVO MOTOR – The 2000FR’s battery-operated powerful servomotor can cut up to a single ply of fabric right up to 1in high, making it a very versatile, lightweight machine.
– The 2000FR includes two 14.8V lithium batteries with a charger, blade key, extra sharpening stone and allen key.
– TOTAL SPEED CONTROL – With five-speed settings, the 2000FR is perfect for sample making or other light-duty operations. The blade speed can be adjusted from 600RPM to 1400RPM!
– AUTOMATIC SHARPENER & FRONT KNIFE GUARD – Built-in sharpener guarantees a sharp edge on every cut. An adjustable front knife guard helps ensure operator safety.
– EXTRA THIN BASE PLATE – The lightweight aluminum base plate is extra thin to allow for a precise and smooth cutting experience.

And, yes, Checker is carrying all of the accessories as well. These are due to arrive in August so order yours now!

A Reliable Iron…

Reliable is releasing three new irons this summer. Choose the one that best fits your needs.

The Velocity Sensor Auto Control (260IR) is Reliable’s flagship home iron model. The Velocity 260IR features a digital control panel that provides the user with eight different automatic ironing programs. From silk to denim, the 260IR intelligently sets the correct temperature and steam output to remove wrinkles and apply the perfect press.  This was had an 8 minute auto shut off – which can be bypassed (my choice).

The all-new Velocity Sensor (230IR) utilizes the comfort of sensor steam technology with the effectiveness of the Velocity’s patented dual heating element design. The 230IR features an “ECO” setting safe for all fabrics. The “Turbo” setting turns up the heat and delivers a copious amount of steam to tackle difficult fabrics.  This iron has an 8-minute auto shut off.

The Velocity One Temp 160IR provides the user with a safe and effective home ironing solution. With one set temperature, it’s safe for all fabrics—even delicates like silk. The steam trigger provides on-demand steam when desired. Like all Velocity irons, there’s no spitting or leaking! This iron has a 8 minute auto shut off.

Every seam that is sewn needs to be ironed – so an iron should be quality – and Reliable fits the bill!

Twelve Days of Christmas – Part One

Not only were all of these items hot at Market, but I also worked Festival and the Novi show in Michigan – and the consumers agree!

The Creative Grids® Stripology Squared Mini is a definite hit. Everyone loves the size and maneuverability of this baby! Designed to square up blocks up to 6 1/2″, I immediately learned that it is my go-to tool when sub-cutting strip sets. (The acrylic raises over the seams so there is no teeter-tottering like your experience with a traditional ruler.) Plus there are five patterns that support it. Offer it for Christmas and offer classes or demos featuring the patterns the first of the year.

Stripology Mixology is the perfect companion to ALL of the Creative Grids® stripology rulers. The book features 13 quilts made from pre-cuts – and tells you how to cut your own. And who doesn’t want a cocktail over the holidays – recipes included!

The portable Reliable Iron is amazing! It is not only an iron, but it is also a steamer. It gets to a temperature of over 300 degrees in a short amount of time. The bag is insulated so you can leave class before the iron is entirely cool – just leave the long cord on the outside of the bag. Another feature – the outside of the bag has a silicone side to use as a rest when in use. This one is a winner!

What good is an iron without a great ironing mat? These Gypsy Quilter mats come in a variety of sizes. The 13 1/2″ mat is one of the most popular sizes since it is big enough to press a 12 1/2″ block!

Stay Tuned for Part Two….