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I finally got the mini iron

Old 07-22-2013, 10:45 AM
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Default I finally got the mini iron

I finally bought the mini iron i've been wanting. It went on sale at Joann's and I just had to have it. lol
I've been making the Eldon quilt and sewing 1 inch strips to make 4 1/2 blocks. I got tired of getting up and pressing after each strip. They also had a binding mat for pressing which works perfect right in front of my machine
I am so glad I bought it too. It makes things easier when working with small pieces.
However, I don't think I will be making anything else that has such small pieces.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:25 AM
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I like to iron my seams as I go when quilting. You will use it more often then you think and besides it is so darn cute I would have bought it too.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:45 AM
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Oh - I want one!! May have to check it out at Joanns.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:19 PM
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I have the Eldon pattern, haven't started it yet. Please post yours when you get some of the blocks put together! I'd love to see how it's coming along.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:43 PM
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I like that binding mat also for pressing small pieces, it is very handy. I put a table next to the sewing machine when I am sewing projects that require "sew, press, sew, press" such as string quilts.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:26 PM
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I have Eldon too but haven't started it yet either. Would love to hear from others who have and pictures would be great!
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:41 AM
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I have the same iron, aren't they cute!
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:47 AM
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What kind of iron is that? It looks a lot less likely to be a burn hazard (for the user) than the one I have!
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:40 PM
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this is a Dritz iron that I bought from JoAnn's last weekend. It was 39.00 on sale for 19.00, and the little binding ironing pad was 14.00. So far I really like it.. You have to press your strips to get the correct size and it makes it easier and faster. No complaints
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OMG this is just perfect.. I want one too....
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