Today's tool is a travel iron. It's lightweight, but does a great job!
I searched the internet and found several different styles, but this is the only one with a collapsible handle. (I didn't do an exhaustive search, so there may be another one out there.)
This one is a Black and Decker Travel Pro. I bought it at least 10 years ago at Big Lots for about $10. EBay has them ranging in price from $17.99 to $34.99, so shop around.
It has a nice sharp point on the end that's great for getting into small seams. And the handle folds flat, so it fits easily into a suitcase or sewing bag.
I have a large, regular iron that I use for ironing clothes or large pieces of fabric. But, when I'm piecing quilt blocks, I use this one.
It's lighter, so my hand and arm don't tire as quickly as with a large heavy iron. It gets hot quicker than my large one and it draws less electricity, so it's easier on the electric bill. Yay!
I highly recommend getting one.
I hope this tool idea makes your quilting easier!