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Thread: Do you ever use an ironing press?

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    Do you ever use an ironing press?

    My husband was recently in my sewing room while I was pressing some blocks and saw how many I was doing. He asked "Don't they have a small model ironing press that would make that faster for you?" Wellll! I thought that is a novel idea and wondered if anyone on the board has or ever used one? If so what kind? Knew this would be the place to go before ever buyong one!

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    Do you mean like a mangle (I think they're called)? No, I haven't ever tried one but I have lusted after one for eons. I remember seeing Elenor Burns used to use one on her show (back in tghe day) & I thought they seemed like such a good idea... if you could find one small enough. I'll be anxious to hear what others say about this.
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    I have one that I used for pressing window treatments when I was in that business. It would be good for pressing yardage or strips before seaming, but it would not do well for pressing seams IMO.
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    They are great when using fusible! I found new in box Singer brand at an estate sale for $25. I never really used it until a class I took had one available to use. I use it all the time for pressing binding, strips sets, blocking pre pressed quilt blocks and pressing fat quarters.
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    I had one it had limited use as , seams need more than just the top coming down and pressing flat how ever the seams lay. I had to press the seams then pressed again with the press...just got to be more work and more stuff taking up space.

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    If anybody is interested in one I have one for sale. No room for me to use it. Drop me a PM if interested. $100.00 plus shipping. Name:  Pinkster iron # 1.JPG
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    What are the measurements of the press? How wide is it from left to right? How wide is it from top to bottom?
    I mean the width of the pressing surface.

    Thank you.

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