This is the ideal ironing buddy - it protects your iron, and your fabrics. The shield is ideal for working with fusible applique. Prevents scorching, burn, and shine on fabric, multiple holes permit easy steam transfer. Just put it on your iron and forget it. Clean with a damp cloth several times a year. You'll love this iron shield and wonder how you ever lived without it. Fits sole plate 7-1/2" to 9-7/8" not for use with cordless or multi-directional irons.