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Thread: Ironing right beside sewing machine?

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    Senior Member Brazen's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
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    Hi all, I have a silly question. I don't remember if I sew mention of this here on the forums, or on someone's quilting blog, but I recall that some people have a set up where they can sew pieces together and have their iron right there with them.

    Right now I am sewing and then getting up and walking to the ironing board about every 30-60 seconds!

    So I Googled mini iron to see what came up... is this what people mean when they say they use a table side or table top iron right next to their machine?


    I can see how it would press JUST the seams, but I like pressing the whole piece each time. LOL!

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    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
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    May 2008
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    JoAnns has a mini craft irnon fro about 11.00

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    Moderator Up North's Avatar
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    I don't know about others but I set my regular iron up right along side my machine a TV tray works well, you can cover it with an old ironing board cover and a block fits on it nicely.

    I bought the mini craft Iron but took it back, it didn't get hot enough for me.

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    My sewing table has a pull out ironing board on it so I don't have to get up to iron. I use my regular size iron. I also have a covered TV table on the other side, so I can iron on one side and cut on the other. It doesn't get any lazier than this.


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    I have a little folding ironing board that I got from Ikea. My desk is L shaped so it's set up to the left of me. My chair has wheels so I can swivel and iron without getting up! Although sometimes I DO get up and down becasue it stops me getting a stiff neck! :D

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    Senior Member foxxigrani's Avatar
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    I too have a iron station right next to my sewing machine. Its a little table top ironing board that I took the legs off and a regular iron. It is on top of my cutting table and right next to sewing machine. This works well as I don't have to get up to iron my blocks while sewing. Big pieces of fabric I iron with the regular ironing board although my next one is going to be the big one. That would make ironing all those yards of fabric easier after they are washed. The iron you pictured I also have but use it for applique. Ironing to freezer paper etc.

    I also have one of those small fold up tables that I have a mat on and cut as I go when sewing. It works real well for paper piecing which I am just getting into and love.

    Hope this helps you.


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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    San Antonio, Texas
    I have a small Rowenta I bought at JoAnn's and love it. you can also put water in it and steam.
    This small one is good for applique and gets really hot.

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    I find a way to chain piece pretty much everything I do so there's no need to press nearly as often as every minute. I also sew sitting on a fairly high stool so I guess I'm most of the way "up" when I do have to use the iron. I like getting up and down and walking around and changing tasks. It keeps sewing more of an active art form, for both mind and body. It works very well for me. :oops:

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    Super Member 2 Doods's Avatar
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    NW Oregon
    I have a small antique board that is right behind me while I sew at my machine. I have a swival desk chair so I just turn around and press when I need to. Pretty handy!

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    I bought the cheapest Black and Decker iron at Wal-Mart last week for around $10 just for quilting. I was surprised to find that it doesn't have auto turn-off, so it stays hot. My "good" iron drives me crazy with constantly shutting itself off.

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