Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Clover mini iron

  1. #1
    Senior Member MAXIES2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    421
    Did you know that these are not being made anymore? I had an enjoyable day yesterday learning to do stain glass applique, and thought one would be ideal, some of the class had them. I searched the net but the only one I could find was in the USA, different voltage, and then only one on e-bay. I spoke to a clover retailer today in the Uk who told me first Clover fell out with the UK market for some reason, probably to do with health and safety knowing our government, then they fell out with the USA market so ceased making them altogether. Apparently there is a new product on the market but have been unable to track it down, the retailer I spoke to is on the case.
    Katherine

  2. #2
    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    4,852
    That surprises me - I just bought one a year or so ago - I guess they must've gotten sued by folks using them improperly.

  3. #3
    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,462
    Blog Entries
    1
    I saw this Hobbico craft iron at jhittle and thought it might be better than the Clover mini iron. You have to scroll down the page a ways to see the picture:
    http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...new_items.html

  4. #4
    Super Member Marcia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    5,561
    I just saw this Clover mini iron at Hancock fabrics yesterday. I thought it was neat because it has different tips you can put on it for different projects.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  5. #5
    Izy
    Izy is offline
    Super Member Izy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
    Posts
    5,928
    I bought mine here in Spain, cost a small fortune, but it is invaluable for the small detailed jobs such as stained glass and turning over fabric to freezer paper in applique, but saying that it is quite dangerous and I have burnt myself quite bad several times so I am not surprised that there may be issues with them from a safety aspect. Also, I don't find that it balance very well on the stand either, so be ultra careful whilst using it.

  6. #6
    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,462
    Blog Entries
    1
    I see that JoannFabrics.com has the Clover mini irons in all different styles in stock.

  7. #7
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,484
    Blog Entries
    10
    I have a Hangar 9 Protrim Hot Iron, used by men to melt the paper onto their radio Control Airplanes. It was much cheaper than any of the mini irons and has a couple of tips with it. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box...

  8. #8
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,965
    That is so sad. They looked like a great product. Seen them adverised in my quilting mags. Guess I waited to long to get one. Sniff Sniff :(

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    7,830
    I had no idea they're were being manufactured now. Thanks, I'm lucky I have one, even if I do hardly use it.

  10. #10
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,671
    Blog Entries
    2
    I have one and it's annoying that the lay of the cord is wrong. It wants to twist the iron around upside down. DH said he could swap the plug end around and make it right, I never remember to have him do it until I'm using it. If possible check the cord before buying or be sure you can exchange it for another one.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.