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Old 05-10-2011, 03:47 AM
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Do any of you on this board use the Clover mini iron for pressing seams when quilting? If so, how do you like it, pro's and con's. I got a Joann's gift certificate for Mother's Day and am thinking about buying one. Thanks!!

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I'm so glad u asked this question. I'll be interested in the responses. I was thinking about getting one too.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:57 AM
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I have had a clover mini iron for a long time and if they have not improved it then you don't need one. I have the one that is round shaped and has the little iron surface on the end. It gets quite hot and it will not set where you put it and I have gotten burned several times. I won't use it again and I would never give it or sell it to someone else. Plus, I like steam. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:04 AM
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I have one and don't use it much. It doesn't seem to get hot enough.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:04 AM
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I use mine for piecing in the hoop and paper piecing. I like it for both of these things. I don't think it is practical for large amounts of pressing.
It does get very hot, and I have burned myself and melted the little plastic stand that it comes with.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:12 AM
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I bought one at JoAnns that had multiple heads with it. I used it on a background that was built on those foundations that you iron on the fabric and then sew on the lines. It was little squares and as I was planning on doing iron on applique I wanted the back a unlumpy (is that a word-lol) as possible.

It worked well but did get toasty hot. I used the head that was pointed. Have not used it since!! (and obtw - have not finished the applique either :-( )
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:28 AM
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I have mini iron with several different heads. It get hot and does a good. Only problem I have is I forget to use it.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:32 AM
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I have one and have hardly used it, because I like to press hard, and you can't do that with these little irons. I prefer (and always use now) a small travel iron. I'm not bothered about steam, because I spritz with a bottle of water if I want that.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:46 AM
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I have one but only find it useful for adhereing the bias tape with the fusible web .. the type used in stainglass. Using it for pressing seams in quilt blocks was more trouble than it was worth, and I always ended up using the 'big" iron anyway.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:11 AM
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I use an old large ceramic mug to rest the iron in. Just stand it in the cup upright between using. Yes, it gets very hot, I also have a few burn scars on my fingers from it, but it comes in handy for time piece pressing and seams.
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