Monday, 23 June 2014

From A & K - Wanna Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron?

Irons are kind of a big deal when you sew. On any given project we spend almost as much time ironing as we do actually sewing. Having a fancy schmancy iron helps makes the ironing process faster, easier and more enjoyable.
Oliso Pro Smart Iron

We have both been using Oliso irons for more than a couple of years now. You can see Kelsey's in her table top ironing board tutorial. What can we say about these irons after heavy use over the last 2+ years? Well, they are awesome. They are hot, they glide smoothly across the fabric, they don't leak and although they have an auto shutoff feature, the Pro model's auto shutoff doesn't kick in until 30 minutes of non-use (so you don't need to worry about it cooling off between seams).

The Pro is pricey, coming in at about $200.00. Fortunately, the good folks at Massdrop have negotiated an awesome deal on the Oliso Pro Smart Iron. Although it typically sells for almost $200, it is available this week on Massdrop for only $134.99. If 30 people decide to buy the iron, that price will fall to $119.99, which makes it $80.00 off!
Oliso Pro Smart Iron

So what is Massdrop? It's a website that helps communities organize group buys for their favourite products. Community members start and vote in polls for the products they want (right now there are polls for everything from batting, fabric, to shot cottons and we just started a poll for Nani Iro). Once there are enough votes, Sarah (Massdrop's new dedicated craft buyer) makes some calls to source the product and negotiate an awesome deal.
Oliso Pro Smart Iron

You might want to check them out. In addition to the Oliso Irons, they've got Aurifil Thread Kits up this week. Oh and a little bird told me that there might even be some Lotus Pond fabric before too long. You can sign up (for free) with an email account or sign in with Facebook

Do you want to win an Oliso Smart Pro Iron? Of course you do! Leave a comment below telling us what you'd like to see on Massdrop. Follow our blog? Leave a second comment telling us how you follow our blog for a second chance to win. Spread the word on Instagram for a third chance to win (leave another comment telling us you shared the love so we know to count you again!).
International entries are welcome. Contest closes at 8:00 p.m. MST on June 25th. We'll be announcing the winner on Thursday.
In the interest of full disclosure Massdrop is providing the iron in this giveaway. We did not receive any compensation or freebies from Massdrop to write this post. That said, we do have some long-standing personal relationships with some of the peeps who work at Massdrop, which means we can definitely say that they are awesome! All of the opinions expressed in this post are our own, based on our extensive experience using these irons.

122 comments:

  1. I would love to see any brands of fabric on Massdrop, but especially great stash builders (solids, dots, stripes) in every colour. Never heard of Massdrop before, will definitely check it out.

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  2. I follow the blog mostly via Instagram heads ups, but also do a tour of my favourite blogs on Friday afternoons while the kids nap and I have my tea (in case I missed anything) :)

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  3. A steamer would be cool or fabric bundles. I love crafting tools so anything in that vein would be great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. I think some clover notions would be good :)

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  5. I've tried one of these & lover it.

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  6. I can't wait to check out the Aurifil thread kits. I'd love to see more of those, since it's awesome thread.

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  7. I love the idea of fabric!!!!

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  8. I follow your blog via Bloglovin

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  9. I follow your blog with Bloglovin.

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  10. Fabric bundles would be awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. Fabric bundles & rotary blades & of course, keep those aurifil threads available! Thanks!

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  12. I follow on bloglovin. Thanks!

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  13. I love to see rotary cutter, blades, rulers, and precuts on Massdrop. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. I follow your inspiring blog via Bloglovin. Thanks for everything that you share!

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  15. Yes I would love to win an Oliso iron - have wanted one for years. I would like to see designer fabric on Massdrop, or high quality scissors or shears, any sewing or quilting related equipment - maybe even sewing machines! Now there`s a thought.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  16. I follow you on Bloglovin
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  17. I'd love to see Nani Iro or any other designer fabrics. Would also love to get emails about that, not sure if I can change my prefs, but I turned all emails off due to getting mainly gadget emails...

    An iron is a useful gadget though and of course I'd love to win one and replace my cheap Tesco iron! :) Thanks for the chance!

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  18. I'd also a blog follower using Feedly

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  19. I'd love to see some Echino fabric on Massdrop!

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  20. I would love to see some Husquavarna Embroidery Hoops on there.

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  21. Clover notions would be cool. This is an amazing giveaway. Thank you so much!

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  22. And I follow your blog via Bloglovin'.

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  23. Would would love fabric...
    Follow you on IG...
    Saphre1964@verizon.net

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  24. Looks like a great iron! I would like to see cones of King Tut thread on massdrop. Also FQ bundles of fabric from moda, art gallery, etc. I love FQ bundles but usually they're just so expensive -- it would be a thrill to get them for a good price.

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  25. Newly released fabric bundles would be my choice! With so many lovely designs coming out, it can be a hard choice whether to order fewer fabrics or spend more money! Thanks for the chance to win this incredible iron!

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  26. I follow your blog! Thanks for the second chance to win!

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  27. Aurifil thread collections !

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  28. I would love to see more notions. Items like the clover clips, special rulers and pretty, shaped, pins.

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  29. I would love to win this iron , I have been drooling over them for a while . I would love to see fabric fat quarter bundles on massdrop

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  30. I follow by email , thanks for the chance :-)

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  31. I'd never heard of massdrop before! I like the idea of olfa 45" rotary cutter blades. Those things are pricy!

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  32. I'd love to see some Ginghers scissors, especially the 8" knife edge shears. Also, a 50 or 100 pack of Clover Wonder Clips too! A third idea would be Tula Pink fabric bundles.

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  33. Fabric precuts would be nice to see. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. It would be great if they would have Echino fabric

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  35. I would love to win the iron!! Thanks for the heads up on the site too.

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  36. Everyone has good ideas for the site offerings. Obviously as a quilter, I would want great prices on fabric and any quilting notions, tools, etc. And BTW, I really would love an Oliso iron.

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  37. I would love to see solid color fabric bundles. We all use batting so that would be good also. I would love to try this Oliso iron.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I follow you on BL.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I follow you via Bloglovin. :)

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  40. I also would love to see more fabric bundles. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  41. I follow you via e-mail. :) And, alas, I am not able to do instagram, my phone is a dinosaur. :(
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  42. I'd love that Oliso iron! I'm scheming & dreaming this week trying to figure a way to fit the Massdrop in my budget! I'm really looking forward to when they put up Oakshott fabric. I didn't buy the Liberty when they dropped it,,but I have enough in my stash already. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. Just found out about Massdrop the other day. Can't wait to try it'. Thanks for having a giveaway- I would love to own a great iron.

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  44. Love Massdrop, but would love to see more FQ bundles on there. Or maybe some of the die cutters and dies.

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  45. I follow on bloglovin! If like to see Kona solids on Massdrop

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  46. I'd love to see a good selectionof low volume prints. Thanks. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  47. Batting and solid fabric bundles. Or Aurifil threads. Thanks for oppty to win.

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  48. I follow on instagram (natf711) and bloglovin (nataliek711).

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  49. I can't wait until Massdrop puts the Aurifil neutral bundle up again. I'm kicking myself for not ordering those six spools last time.

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  50. I follow you on Bloglovin....

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  51. Fabric precuts would be great on Massdrop.

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  52. I am thrilled about the Aurifil thread on Massdrop as well as this iron (which I cannot afford right now but would love to win!). I am not fully on the Liberty bandwagon so would like to see some other fabric lines on Massdrop. Thank you!

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  53. I follow your blog on Bloglovin.

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  54. I would love to see fabric bundles. I need to go check out the threads right now....!

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  55. I follow your blog in Feedly!

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  56. I would love to see quilting fabric collections

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  57. I love the Aurifil suggestion! I'm brand new to Massdrop - thanks for sharing!

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  58. I would love to see fabric, for quilting and fashion.

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  59. I would love this iron. I was hoping for some of the solid fabric sets. That would be great and the Bloc Loc Rulers.

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  60. would love to see some sewing machines and quilting templates/rulers!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  61. I have no idea what I'd like to see on Massdrop because I have never checked it out (it's on my to do list!) but fabric is always good. :) By the way, I'd love to win this iron. I like mine alright but it's not top of the line by any means and I'd never spend that much on an iron! To win is my solution, lol.

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  62. I would like to see fabric cutters like AccuQuilt Go Baby

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  63. Am glad to learn about Massdrop & would like to see quilters dream batting there!

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  64. Fabric supplies (fabric, batting, notions, etc), pre-cuts, pricey items such as large cutting mats, etc. Thanks for mentioning Massdrop - I wil have to go check them out. notwendy gmail

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  65. I follow you via Bloglovin' and Instagram (notwendyok). Off to regram. Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  66. Regrammed over on Instagram. Thanks! notwendyok on IG. notwendy gmail

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  67. It would be nice to win Aurifil thread collections, and Edyta Sitar's books, patterns, and fabric collections with her precut applique sillouettes.

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  68. Not sure what I would like to see on mass drop - so far they have been doing a pretty great job. Maybe rolls of batting? Thanks for the chance.

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  69. How about some designer hard to get fabric like Merrimekko?

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  70. I am intensely waiting to see the verdict of the solids drop, I started a poll, but it was pulled because the company wouldn't work with them, Sarah started a new solids poll, or someone did, so we will wait and see.

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  71. Clover clips, batting, rulers and cutting mats.

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  72. Fat quarter bundles would be good.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  73. I would love to see some precut charm packs and jelly rolls

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  74. I would love to see fat quarter bundles!

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  75. Love massdrop! Already active and been busy buying up all the great craft deals. So now I know who to thanks for all the great items that are being added.

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  76. Would love to replace my hissing, spitting iron with an Oliso! I would appreciate more fabrics on Massdrop.

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  77. I want to see sewing machines there. Jukis! Great giveaway! Thank you :)

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  78. I follow on Bloglovin' (Sew at Home Mummy) thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. Would love to see sewing machines

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  80. Quilters dream batting would be great on mass drop!

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  81. I would love to see more tutorials, any i just love tutorials, that's the first page I search when I go on a blog :)

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  82. i follow the blog via Bloglovin as -->http://www.bloglovin.com/j3tza

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  83. Re-post on IG :) --> http://instagram.com/p/pq1hWAyf8T/

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  84. I would love to see more liberty of london fabric massdrops!

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  85. I would love to see some bolts of solids - it's always nice to get a go-to backing fabric for quilts that you can dress up with some piecing!

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  86. I follow via bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  87. Some Kona solids, especially whites, and batting, and aurifill. The things quilters usually stock up on. sarah@forrussia.org

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  88. Very cool! I would love one of these irons and will join just to participate in a group buy. I'm also heading over to check out the Aurifil. I'd like to see some Annie's Soft & Stable if it's not already there. Thanks!

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  89. I follow the blog via bloglovin'.

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  90. Following you all on Bloglovin.
    Would love to see some sampler packs of new threads,, some gadgets to assist us sewists/quilters.
    Thank you for the opp to win the Oliso. I've used one at a friends home. Love how it stays hot for 30 mins, since we get up/down 20 times to press a seam:)

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