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.
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!
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.
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.