don't get me wrong, i still love my iron. however your traditional iron doesn't have a 9'' x 9'' heating surface, as well as the awesome features listed below:
- easy to set up. yes, it really is!
- adjustable, even heat, up to 350 degrees.
- digital displays, including a timer.
- lightweight and completely portable.
- auto-shut off feature (yay!).
- safe for kids and older adults too.
- for use on multiple substrates beyond iron-on and fabric.
- includes a safety base that won't heat up!
inside the box is the easypress, a welcome kit, and starter project. inside the welcome kit is a handy-dandy material reference chart. no more guessing what temperature you need! what's not included is a pressing mat. i used a towel, folded in half for my pressing mat. easy peasy!
i also love the timer. once you place the easypress on your project, just press the "c" and place a little pressure on the easypress and let it do the rest!
unlike traditional irons, i wouldn't recommend moving the easypress around when using it. this is great for simple quilt blocks, like the half-square triangle (HST) that you don't want to stretch. the easypress is also great for creating non-quilting projects like these adorable, quick and easy sewing themed tote bags. the most difficult part of this project: whether or not to add tassels. lesson learned: always add tassels. so cute, right?!
if you're looking to add a tool that compliments your cricut maker, then i would highly recommend adding the innovative little easypress. it's great for making personalized gifts for your sewing friends! it's also great for the casual crafter who doesn't want to invest in a professional heat press. who has room for those? ha!
here are the materials i used for the adorable sewing themed tote bags:
- cricut maker
- cricut easypress
- cricut design space (where i created the saw tooth block and quote)
- cricut iron-on
- cricut essential tool set (to "weed" your iron-on)
- tassels from your local craft store (purchased from michael's)
- tote bag (purchased from muji)
check out my friend melissa's review of the easypress here.
i hope you enjoyed learning a little about cricut's easypress. check out the summer themed mini quilt i made last summer using cricut's iron-on! that project would be perfect for the easypress.
cut, sew, easypress, and repeat...
the tattooed quilter
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