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Clover Mini-Iron? Worth the money?

Old 11-16-2007, 08:30 AM
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I recently bought a Hobbico Craft Iron at Hershey Quilt Expo, but I haven't used it yet. Can anyone tell me if this will replace a Clover iron, or if there is a need for both?
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Minda, does the one you found look like the little Clover one? The metal tube on the Clover iron unscrews and you can get attachments for it, like a stencil cutter. That's what I like about it. It doesn't replace a big iron, but it is great for applying heat to small spaces, ironing seams open and using fusible tape.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:15 AM
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Leslee,
You can see a picture of the Hobbico iron on the following site. It's a bit larger than the Clover but smaller than other craft irons.

http://softexpressions.com/software/notions/iron.htm

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Patti,
Were are the Clover irons on sale for about $13.00?
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Patty,
I have a mini-iron and love to use it. It's great for paper piecing.

Word of caution... Don't allow a piece of fabric to lay on it while it's hot! Yep! Been there! Done that! I had tossed a chunk of fabric and didn't notice where it landed until I started smelling the scorch! Yuck! Now my fabric will have to have a hole cut in it to remove that nasty spot! It just proves that little thing gets hot!

On a side note. I invested in one of Eleanor Burns wood irons. It actually does make a difference when it's used. Amazing!
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Originally Posted by Minda
Patti,
Were are the Clover irons on sale for about $13.00?
jo-anns. $24.99 - $10 - 10% through tomorrow. if you need a printable coupon, let me know.

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Originally Posted by Yvonne
Patty,
I have a mini-iron and love to use it. It's great for paper piecing.

Word of caution... Don't allow a piece of fabric to lay on it while it's hot! Yep! Been there! Done that! I had tossed a chunk of fabric and didn't notice where it landed until I started smelling the scorch! Yuck! Now my fabric will have to have a hole cut in it to remove that nasty spot! It just proves that little thing gets hot!

On a side note. I invested in one of Eleanor Burns wood irons. It actually does make a difference when it's used. Amazing!
yep, that's what i fear the most. getting burned! i'll have to look into the wood iron. brb!
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hmmm, here's the wood iron

http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...0&cat=&page=17

do they really work without heat? :shock:
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Thanks, Patty. (Sorry I misspelled your name on my last post.)
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Originally Posted by fabricluvr
hmmm, here's the wood iron

http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...0&cat=&page=17

do they really work without heat? :shock:
It's just a wooden dowel with a rounded head. It just pushes the fabric where you want it to go. It's not as good as an iron with heat but it does make the fabric lie where you want it long enough to move along to the next step in the quilting process. AND as we all know, Eleanor loves her wooden iron! :lol:
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