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Mighty Travel Iron

Featured Tool: Mighty Travel Iron by Dritz, Item # 82350


What is this tool typically used for?

Ironing on the go or a small iron to keep next to your sewing station.

What were your initial thoughts?

That it is small, portable and probably great for travel. I like that it has a steam function and comes with a travel pouch.

How did you use it?

I used it on small projects and travel ironing.

How did using it go?

It worked best on small surfaces. The steam function actually lasted for quite a bit. It got hot very quickly and ironed really well. I had to be careful with filling it – otherwise it will overflow and leak. Cord sometimes gets in the way of ironing, so best for smaller projects or quick ironing.

How long did it take you to learn how to use it?

It was pretty quick to pick up and use.

What did you like best? Least?

The travel pouch and the steam function. The cord could be longer.

Why do you NEED it?

Since I travel with projects, it is nice to be able to press with steam. And if I work on small projects, I don’t have to use such a big iron.

Who would appreciate the Mighty Travel Iron most?

These are perfect for:

  • Beginner, intermediate, and expert quilters
  • Paper-piecers

Dritz Soft Comfort Thimbles

Featured Tool: Soft Comfort Thimbles by Dritz, Item #82343

Soft Comfort Thimbles

What are these typically used for?

These tools protect your fingers as you do handwork.

What was your first impression of the soft thimble?

They looked comfortable, and I was intrigued by the air holes.

What was your experience with them like?

You simply fit a thimble onto the finger you most use to push the needle into your fabric. They come in three sizes; the large size fit me best. I loved using them, they’re so smooth and comfortable. The air holes allow for a really great fit.

How long did it take you to learn how to use it?


What did you like best?

I liked the feel of the Soft Comfort Thimbles. I don’t have long nails, so that wasn’t an issue for me either. The small, dimpled tips catch the needle and prevent it from slipping.

Why do you NEED it?

I love to embroider, so these are a must-have. Also, doing binding with these is a snap! It’s comfortable and I didn’t notice it was on after a while. My fingers were protected from accidental stress or needle jamming.

Who would appreciate the soft comfort thimbles most?

These are perfect for:

  • Anyone using a sewing needle by hand
  • Beginner, intermediate, and expert quilters
  • Embroiderers, paper-piecers, hand crafters
  • Anyone acquiring the essential quilting/sewing tools