Best Cordless Irons for Quilting (2022)

When it comes to ironing large pieces of fabric for a quilt back, or many teeny tiny seams while piecing, a cordless iron can come in extremely handy.

You don’t have to mess with trying to maneuver yourself around cords. Instead, you can easily grab the iron, do your thing, and be done.

cordless irons for quilting

When it comes to irons that you use for quilting or other crafts, having a good iron is essential and there are lots of different models to choose from.

Let’s narrow all of your choices down to just a few of the best quilting irons for your projects!

Best Cordless Irons for Quilters

Keep in mind there may not be one perfect iron for every quilter so have a think about the critieria that are importnat to you – are you looking for powerful burst of steam? or are you looking for the most lightweight option?

Do you need a range of temperature settings or are you only interested in pressing quilting cotton?

Do you want to iron on an ironing board or do you like the flexibility of moving around the room away from the base plate and using a wool pressing mat for example?

All of these criteria will make a difference in terms of which of these irons is just right for you.

Panasonic WL600 Cordless

So I’ve seen this iron on various youtubers channels and always wanted to try it.

The Panasonic WL600 cordless iron can iron in every direction because of the freestyle soleplate.

It has a double-tipped design to ensure natural movement so that you can seamlessly go over the fabric.

The only thing I’m not 100% convinced about is the big cover it comes with – I don’t see myself using that and then you would have to store it somewhere!

Also this iron is on the pricier end of this list.

 OMAIGA Cordless Iron

On the cheaper end, this OMAIGA cordless iron is the closest thing I could find to the iron I currently use (which I can’t seem to find for sale anymore!). It looks so similar I am wondering if it was just re-branded.

I like that it takes up less space on my table because it stands up. I keep it on the side flap beside my sewing machine on my Horn Quilter’s Delight Cabinet.

Other things I like about this one are the large water tank area and the choice of a spray or steam button on the handle. I have used it as a dry iron often as well and it is great for flattening seams. It’s what I used for my Denim quilt-as-you-go quilt.

I’m not sure if the tip of this qualifies as a precision tip or not but it is pointy and definitely helps with ironing seams open.

It also has an automatic shut-off feature if I leave it on too long on the base which is good for energy saving as well as not burning myself by accident!

Rowenta Freemove Cordless Iron

This is another one of those wishlist quilting irons that you see all the pros using.

Made with a stainless-steel soleplate, the Rowenta Freemove cordless iron has an auto shut-off feature for safety.

Because of the ergonomic base, you can comfortably move it horizontally or vertically with ease.

It’s also meant to be a lightweight iron which can be important if you are picking your iron up often to press seams.

Panasonic 360 Ceramic Cordless Freestyle Iron

The Panasonic Freestyle iron is great for larger fabrics as well as garments and has a double-point design, allowing you to iron more smoothly and efficiently.

It is billed as lightweight and non-stick which are of course essentials for any iron.

You can find it in a few colors but this rose gold one is awfully pretty!

MARTISAN Cordless Steam Iron

The MARTISAN Cordless Steam Iron heats up quickly and can help you quickly remove wrinkles and creases.

The soleplate is ceramic coated and scratch resistant. It’s also built-in with an anti-drip system and an anti-calc function.

It also has a handy retractable cord function and a locking system that allows for easy storage as you can place the hot iron on the base press the lock and put it away for storage without waiting for it to cool down!

Because of this storage feature, this iron just might win the portability contest.

The Martisan is more expensive than the Omaiga but cheaper than the panasonics and Rowenta so it’s a good mid-range option with lots of features.

Sunbeam Cordless Iron

This Sunbeam cordless/corded iron is actually a hybrid.

It can be used either cordless or with a cord giving you the best of both worlds.

While cordless, the steam iron provides up to 40 seconds of heat and quickly reheats on the base charger in 45 seconds.

It also features an automatic shut-off function which is always useful!

Best Corded Irons

If you prefer to have a corded iron for your quilting projects, here are some of the most popular options.

Oliso TG1600 Pro Plus

Probably one of the most raved about irons for quilting, the Oliso ProPlus smart iron has an ultra-smooth ceramic soleplate that is diamond ceramic infused.

This is the iron they use in all the Missouri Star Quilt Company videos!

Although it isn’t cordless it’s cord does swivel around and is quite long which by all accounts makes it just as good as cordless.

Rowenta Professional DW5280

The soleplate on this Rowenta Professional DW5280 iron has plenty of steam vents distributed on the soleplate so that the powerful steam is distributed perfectly.

I hope this list has helped narrow down the choices and help you pick the best iron for your quilting journey.

Happy sewing!

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