Sew on the Go: Tool Caddy

Join us for the Sew on the Go mini-series on Thursday, August 5th at 2:00 p.m. CT. Learn how to make a Tool Caddy with Ashley Hough, managing editor of National Sewing Circle and National Quilters Circle. Make sure to tune-in LIVE every day of the series for a chance to win an Oliso Mini Project Iron!

Click here to download the materials list, patterns, and instructions!

Check out the entire mini-series schedule below. All live events will be available for replay. If you make any of the projects from the series, share with us by using the hashtag #ShareCraftsy on social media!

Series Schedule:

Monday, August 2nd at 2:00 p.m. CT – Iron Cord Wrap

Tuesday, August 3rd at 2:00 p.m. CT – Drawstring Bag

Wednesday, August 4th at 2:00 p.m. CT – Que Chula Fabric Basket

Thursday, August 5th at 2:00 p.m. CT – Tool Caddy

Friday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m. CT – 30 Minute Zipper Pouch


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247 Responses to “Sew on the Go: Tool Caddy”
  1. Sandra Starkey
    Sandra Starkey

    I am enjoying, the project I will make one to for my art room.. the Olliso iron sure looks handy. I see all the sewers using them

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  2. Sandi Matteson
    Sandi Matteson

    Never had an Oliso iron, I would be in heaven to win one since I am taking quilting lessons and love my new hobby.

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  3. Donna
    Donna

    This would be such a handy iron when I make coaster sets. No more steamed fingers.

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  4. Carla
    Carla

    Love my Oliso iron, but the smaller version would be great for pressing binding to go around my quilts. It’s so cute, I would display it in my craft room! It would be awesome to win it.

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  5. Sharon L Conroy-Smith
    Sharon L Conroy-Smith

    I am handicapped. This iron would make it easier for me to setup a closer work station. Thank you for your tutorial and this opportunity to win the Oliso iron.

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  6. Celia Ambrose
    Celia Ambrose

    thanks for the live videos. It would be great to win the small Oliso iron.

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  7. Anne Leger
    Anne Leger

    Thank You for the chance to win the Oliso Mini Iron. I would use it to press my sewing seams.

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  8. Shari Edwards
    Shari Edwards

    It would be a great iron to take with me on quilt retreats, the size is prefect!

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  9. Tess
    Tess

    August 5th @9:40. Tess (Guest): I would use the Oliso Mini Project Iron on my craft/sewing table so my daughter and I could work on projects together.

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  10. Karen Dick
    Karen Dick

    The iron would be very useful in making doll clothes and other small craft items.

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  11. Lori Matheson
    Lori Matheson

    I would love to have the little iron . It would make working on my quilts so much more pleasant. Thank you.

    I would love to have the little iron. It would make my working on my quilts so much more pleasant. Thank You

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  12. Annette Stenger
    Annette Stenger

    It would be so nice to have an Oliso Iron to keep close to my sewing machine for pressing seams on blocks, etc.
    Thank you for putting on such good info programs.

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  13. ToniToni Gulis
    ToniToni Gulis

    I would love the Oliso portable iron – I have the full size version in my sewing room already and it would be fabulous to have the portable smaller version one to take on my sewing retreats and outings –

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  14. Darlene Norton
    Darlene Norton

    I find these instructions very helpful. If I didn’t win the iron where could I buy it? would love to have one at my work station. A fairly new quilter here.

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  15. Julia Schuler
    Julia Schuler

    This little iron would go to every quilting retreat I go to, right by my side.

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  16. Karen Harris
    Karen Harris

    This little iron would be great for ironing difficult projects such as microwave cozy’s!!

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  17. Sandy
    Sandy

    The mi I iron would be great for traveling. Light weight and small enough to fit in suitcase. Great for sewing table, too.

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  18. Cathy Miller
    Cathy Miller

    I would use the oliso mini for piecing my quilts and bags right at my work station!

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  19. Katy Owens
    Katy Owens

    I would use the oliso small iron for appliqué!! On retreats and share so others can try it!!’

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  20. Katy Owens
    Katy Owens

    I would use the olio small iron for appliqué!! On retreats and share so others can try it!!’

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  21. Susan
    Susan

    The Oliso mini project iron would be perfect in my mini sewing space and crafting studio!

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  22. Janice Hanlen
    Janice Hanlen

    I would use this iron next to my machine. It would save a lot of time going to the ironing board.

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  23. Adriana
    Adriana

    Great Projects, Would love to have the Oliso iron to take with me and use on portable projects I work on while on vacation, or helping girls group make things for community.

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  24. Elva
    Elva

    My crafting area is quite small, so the Oliso Iron will fit perfectly in my small crafting area.

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  25. Kathy
    Kathy

    I love watching the demonstrations every day where they used the amazing compact Oliso iron. Would love to have the Oliso iron to use while working on my projects near my sewing area.

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  26. Laura
    Laura

    Thank you so much! watching on the road hooked up to a car charger and hotspot on my phone!

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  27. Linnea Egbert
    Linnea Egbert

    Perfect to take to a retreat, a guild charity sew-in, a workshop or just leave next to your sewing machine for the next project.

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  28. Crystal K Guyer
    Crystal K Guyer

    I would definitely put pockets on the back as well; so many things to keep in place on my sewing table!!

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  29. Roxanne Abig
    Roxanne Abig

    I am starting to quilt and sew more home goods and I would love this small very convenient iron!!

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  30. Laura
    Laura

    Oh so sorry, didn’t see this lower section for the comment. I would love to use the awesome little iron for lots of fabric repair, craft sewing and touching up pillow cases while on the bed! Now I can try the hot-flash busting linen sheets I’ve been wanting!

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  31. Karrie
    Karrie

    As a beginner the iron looks like a great one for most projects. Would love to have one to use on any project!

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  32. Irene Moreaux
    Irene Moreaux

    FOURTH entry. YEAH I would use the Oliso for just about everything. I believe that cute iron would be so handy to keep close by next to me while piecing small blocks and for garment seams.

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  33. Irene Moreaux
    Irene Moreaux

    FOURTH TIME TO TRY TO WIN. YEAH I would use the Oliso for just about everything. I believe that cute iron would be so handy to keep close by next to me while piecing small blocks and for garment seams.

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  34. Deborah
    Deborah

    I think it would be easier for my 7 and 8 year old granddaughters, who LOVE to craft and sew with me, to use to iron fabric when they make their Barbie quilts! Love the project today!

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  35. Donna
    Donna

    I’d use it in my very small sewing studio space, also easier to lift than a full size one as I’m recovering from a surgery and need to be careful of lifting things.

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  36. Kim Decker
    Kim Decker

    It would be nice to have a little iron close by when needing to press seams.

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  37. Blairanne Williams
    Blairanne Williams

    I love the small size of the Osilo iron! It would be perfect for clothing for my little guy and other small projects!

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  38. Colleen
    Colleen

    Love the little mini iron. It would be great to have on the tabletop vs running to the ironing board. The silicon pad is adorable .

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  39. Crystal K Guyer
    Crystal K Guyer

    Appliques! Small doll clothes. Clothes for my little dog!! Sooooo many uses for a small iron!!

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  40. Debra Statz
    Debra Statz

    Thanks for the Tool Caddie tutorial. The Oliso mini iron would be great to take along camping!

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  41. Adeline Marklowitz
    Adeline Marklowitz

    Would love to win the iron.Be nice for small pieces. Does polyester thread tend to be hard on fabric. Verses cotton?

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  42. Brenda Kubicki
    Brenda Kubicki

    This small Oliso mini iron would be just the right size to use in my small sewing space. The mat under it would allow a smaller area footprint for ironing those smaller projects while at the sewing machine without getting up and down every time a seam requires pressing.

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  43. Lynn
    Lynn

    I create ‘mystery projects’ for my family that live in several states and I’d love to use this iron for the demo that I record and send to them to demonstrate what they are to do during a specific month.

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  44. Dori Bockbrader
    Dori Bockbrader

    Good idea about putting a cardboard piece in the bottom of a pocket so the scissors doesn’t poke through.

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  45. ELAINE Strilaeff
    ELAINE Strilaeff

    This iron is very suitable. For a small space,Ihave the big Oliso& I love it bought it in Paducah 13 yrs.ago!

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  46. tamkud11658184
    tamkud11658184

    The Oliso iron will be great in my sewing corner for quick seam fold and straightening and also for traveling.

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  47. Sherry
    Sherry

    Since I love heirloom sewing this would be perfect to help me with baby and children’s clothing! Thank you so much for offering this!!

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  48. Robynn
    Robynn

    I would love this iron for beside my sewing station, perfect size and the option of steam too

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  49. Sandy Fathers
    Sandy Fathers

    Looks like a great iron. I really like to Tool Caddy. The iron is a size that would fit on my sewing machine table along with the caddy. The iron will be useful for pressing small areas of garments under construction (e.g. pockets, facings, small hems, etc.) rather than having to use a full ironing board and iron for small tasks

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  50. Sandy
    Sandy

    Would use iron for all my smaller ongoing projects. What a great addition to all my ironing needs!

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  51. Rachel Cox
    Rachel Cox

    Would use the Olisio for small projects so I don’t have to heat up my big iron.

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  52. Marla
    Marla

    I would use the oliso mini iron to press & iron the tool caddy & the basket from yesterday & the multiple projects I make rather than my bigger iron. Hope I win 😀 the video started over again 😀

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  53. Linda L Rowand
    Linda L Rowand

    Aloha. Watching her use the iron has inspired me. I love this iron and the ease of ironing. It would make my projects go so much quicker!

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  54. Ramona Rivers
    Ramona Rivers

    I am a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher and I would use this mini iron on my mobile demonstration “Textile Creations” station.

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  55. Susan Goddard
    Susan Goddard

    I’d love to have the Oliso iron to be more efficient in my sewing area!

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  56. Jeanne Hall
    Jeanne Hall

    These classes have been so good. I love my full size Oliso and sure could use this little sister for small projects and to travel with. So cute. and my big one is that soft yellow color so they would match!
    Thank you for the classes, Jean

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  57. Janet
    Janet

    I would use it to get my tools I have in a basket on the floor up where they are organized and easy to reach

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  58. Donna
    Donna

    The iron would be awesome for pressing seams on individual squares, HST or anything small. A quilters perfect sized iron

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  59. Shirley Nebel
    Shirley Nebel

    I would use the little iron next to my machine for pressing and setting seams.

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  60. Sandra Navarrete
    Sandra Navarrete

    I would love to win this oliso iron and make a lot of projects from craftsy.

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  61. Melissa Ozbolt
    Melissa Ozbolt

    I have been wanting an Oliso iron.⁰ It would be awesome to win one. Great for retreats.

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  62. Mary Calligan
    Mary Calligan

    At 91 years young its never too late to sew new projects such as Craftsy does and the Oliso Iron is the perfect size to press them with.

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  63. Vicki Husbands
    Vicki Husbands

    I love the small irons! They’re so handy for quilting, and a good size when my granddaughter is helping.

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  64. Debra Swing
    Debra Swing

    I lost my job. Would use the Olison iron to do crafts/ sewing to potentially generate income.

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  65. MaryJo
    MaryJo

    Great for gifts for quilting friends! I would use the little Oliso iron for traveling — so nice!

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  66. Vicki Darlyne Eames
    Vicki Darlyne Eames

    I would love it for use outside at our camping lot when I sew outside. Great inside also where space is at a premium

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  67. Cecelia Remedios
    Cecelia Remedios

    I Love the Oliso iron. I would use it for all my crafting and sewing whenever possible

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  68. Carol Phillips
    Carol Phillips

    Would love to have a mini iron to keep next to my sewing machine or to take when I’m traveling.

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  69. Shelly Beculheimer
    Shelly Beculheimer

    Would live the Oliso mini iron to go with my craft table. I made a ironing board like cover to go on my craft table; the iron would be perfect size for it.

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  70. Carol Phillips
    Carol Phillips

    Would love to have a mini iron to keep next to my sewing machine. Nice and handy!

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  71. Denise Karpinski
    Denise Karpinski

    Been enjoying craftsys classes so thorough. That little iron is so cool be perfect for doing my paper piecing projects and piecing for quilting.

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  72. Debbie Wehrs
    Debbie Wehrs

    This would be perfect to keep by sewing machine while piecing for quilt.

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  73. LAURA CASSELMAN
    LAURA CASSELMAN

    As a person interested in multiple crafty things, the Oliso iron would be such a help for many different things. And since my room is very small a small iron is just what I need!

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  74. Patricia Lenhart
    Patricia Lenhart

    The mini iron would be great to iron pieces right beside you while you’re sewing.

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  75. Lrizzomail@aol.com
    Lrizzomail@aol.com

    I’d use the Oliso iron for sewing projects and art projects as well. It’s so cute!

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  76. Patty Veling
    Patty Veling

    I would love to win this mmo iron to use as a traveling iron and by my machine for quick sewing jobs.

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  77. norma brown
    norma brown

    I would keep it at my favorite chair where I do my crazy quilt and piecing.

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  78. Lynn
    Lynn

    I would tuck the iron in with my papercrafting supplies to press the paper & iron embossing for a batik look

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  79. Fern Jones
    Fern Jones

    I would love to win the adorable Mini Oliso it would be WONDERFUL for pressing the seams for all the Quilt of Valor quilts I make for our veterans!!

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  80. Linda L Rowand
    Linda L Rowand

    I love to make mini quilts. The Oliso iron would make it so much easier to press – especially when “sew on the go”. I would be the envy of everyone in the class!!!!

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  81. Carol Evancho
    Carol Evancho

    If I win the iron I will use it when making dresses for my 6 month old niece.

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  82. Pamela Wells
    Pamela Wells

    I would love to use the oliso iron for traveling events. It would do an excellent job of pressing seams & fabric. I have always wanted one! thanks

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  83. Cherril
    Cherril

    Hi from Alberta Canada. So excited to see this caddy come together. Hoping I win the iron as it will be so handy to sit beside my sewing center or in a bag when travelling to classes. Fingers crossed.

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  84. Jean Stone
    Jean Stone

    I love the color choices for this iron. I’m glad it comes with its own pad

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  85. Jill Voyles
    Jill Voyles

    I meet with my quilting cottage group on a monthly basis. I would be taking it with me for sitting beside me while I’m sewing with my group

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  86. Blairanne Williams
    Blairanne Williams

    Oh, I need three, one for my vintage and normal machine and one for my scrapbooking tools!

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  87. Andrea
    Andrea

    How fun to watch this ! look forward to the demo and I would love to use the iron anywhere 😊

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  88. Kathleen Jones
    Kathleen Jones

    I would definitely use it for all my little projects with hard to get into places. Currently making tea caddy wallets

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  89. Diana Sammler
    Diana Sammler

    I would use the oliso mini iron for doll clothes, small projects and it would be the perfect iron for taking to our annual girls’ craft weekend!

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  90. Shirlett Phoenix
    Shirlett Phoenix

    The Oliso mini iron would be so helpful in teaching my 4 granddaughters to sew!!! Thank you!

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  91. Kathleen Poe
    Kathleen Poe

    Hello from Florida. I would love to win the iron for my small sewing area.

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  92. Carolyn
    Carolyn

    A small iron will make a difference in the small work that I am currently working with. The caddy will help keep things I use frequently easily available.

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  93. Susan Sarti
    Susan Sarti

    Hi and thanks for these inspirational, educational webinars. My arthritic hands would just love it if I won the Oliso mini iron!

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    • Patty Veling
      Patty Veling

      I would love to win this mmo iron to use as a traveling iron and by my machine for quick sewing jobs.

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  94. Mary Burrows
    Mary Burrows

    I love my full size Oliso iron. I would love to have a more convenient little iron for use while pressing seams, etc.

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  95. Linda White
    Linda White

    I really need a good tool caddy for my tools.
    I need to make a good tool caddy for my area.

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  96. Pamela Wells
    Pamela Wells

    Prioleau, I made one years ago and used an 8×10 plastic picture frame, you can get at $ store, to support it. Can’t wait to see what she uses today.

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  97. Linda
    Linda

    The tool case will be awesome. I need help with organization. The Oliso tiny iron would be so very handy. I have the large size and love it.
    The person who wins the mini will be very lucky!

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  98. Mary Storm
    Mary Storm

    I’d love to be chosen to receive the iron. It would be so very handy to press seams when quilting.

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  99. Vicci Mattsfield
    Vicci Mattsfield

    Looks like this will free up some horizontal space. Could use a couple!

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  100. Kathleen Babcock
    Kathleen Babcock

    This looks like a great addition to the travel kit for my quilter mother. All the ladies in her group will probably want one too!

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  101. Connie
    Connie

    I would LOVE to win the olio iron. I gave the regular one and it’s perfect for at home crafts. This would give me one so I could craft as we rv

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  102. Sheri Siddall
    Sheri Siddall

    This little iron would be “sew” handy right next to my sewing area so I don’t have to get up to do a small pressing job. I love to press as I go for best results!

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  103. Carol Davis
    Carol Davis

    Makes a wonderful gift for sewers and with a few more stitching lines it can be used for crochet hooks and row markers

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    • Prioleau Green
      Prioleau Green

      Thanks for these projects. I’m in a sewing slump right now and need to start making gifts for my dear sewing friends. Just what I need right now!

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Cheryl,

      The video doesn’t go live until 2:00 PM Central Time. Stay tuned!

      If you need any further assistance, please call or email Customer Service.

      Thanks,
      Sarah

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    • Prioleau Green
      Prioleau Green

      This tool caddy looks very handy next to my sewing machine. Can’t wait to make it!

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  104. Barbara Morse
    Barbara Morse

    This tool caddy would be great for my upcoming quilt retreat, as would the mini iron. I’ve seen so many quilters use one but have never gotten one because I just wasn’t sure what brand style. Olisio has such a good name. I’m sure this would be perfect!

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  105. Kathleen Spence
    Kathleen Spence

    I do a lot of crafting in all areas. This tool caddy will keep me organized!

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  106. SUE HICKS
    SUE HICKS

    Love the small irons. They work so well on small projects and easy to pack.

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  107. Patricia
    Patricia

    Would be great for going to classes and open sew Which are starting back. Yeah!

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    • Josie Webb
      Josie Webb

      I work in a very small spsve and I would use this iron for my photography, mixed media cards snd cloth card projects that are created in my small space. This is mire efficient than walking into another room to use the ironing board and iron. It would help save time as well.

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