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    Mini Iron II from Jo-Ann

    Helloooooo....has any one ever used the Clover Mini Iron II. It's about $60.00 feom Jo-Ann.I have a 60 % off coupon and I'm wonder if it's worth it, any one?
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    Hi Kate,

    I bought one about four years ago, thought it would be great to keep by my machine and press seams as I was piecing. I used it for a week and never used it again. I guess it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. Maybe some others here have tried it and liked it.
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    I don't have this version but I think I have the original one that didn't come with all the different heads. I use mine when I am doing applique to fuse the pieces to the background fabric - sometimes!! It does have a knob to adjust the heat. I don't like it for pressing open seams as it has no weight to it. I find myself pressing really hard with it. I just use my regular iron. I've had mine for about 5 years so I don't remember what I paid for it. I do remember I got it at Michael's with a coupon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotus63000 View Post
    Helloooooo....has any one ever used the Clover Mini Iron II. It's about $60.00 feom Jo-Ann.I have a 60 % off coupon and I'm wonder if it's worth it, any one?

    really there are 60% coupons for joann's? hmmm i have never seen one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    really there are 60% coupons for joann's? hmmm i have never seen one.
    It was probably the scratch off. As usual, I got 40%

    I have both the original and the new one although I've lost all the attachments... They work fine for me and don't take up space on my little ironing table I keep beside my sewing machine.
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    My scratch off was 60% as well; I got me a new cutting mat today!

    And I have never tried the mini iron...may need to look into them though.
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    I let my mom use the 40% today since I won't be back before Saturday.
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    I found it good for very small pieces but for larger squares I prefer the size of a travel iron. I have a Rowenta but am looking to replace it in light of the discussion on them catching fire while you are pressing with them. The one thing I like about it is the front does come to a smaller point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotus63000 View Post
    this is my first a 60% off coupon in 3 years since I have moved to USA....hahahahaha.....
    did you realize your address is showing? I'd remove that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    did you realize your address is showing? I'd remove that....
    Thanks Burnie...I did remove it.....

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    Its awesome especially when you start to get into embellishing with foil, angelina, and crystals it comes in handy. Supposedly its good for PP and applique as well but I haven't used it for that yet

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    They look like they'd work good, never tried one though.
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    I have the original one and used it once. Did not like it, went back to my old iron.
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    I don't have this one but I bought a small iron with the 1 head from a hobby shop sometime ago that only cost me $20. I take it when I go to classes. It does not press as well as a regular iron but for class work it was fine and much easier to tote around than a regular iron.

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    I have the small hobby one - haven't used it near as much as I thought I would . But then again I haven't been appliqueing as much as I would like to hhhmmmmm LOL

    this is the one I have http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXB365&P=ML

    I have seen others in quilt club use this one and they love it - http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXL499&P=ML
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    I had one..hardly ever used it. I kept forgetting to set it right a burned a couple of things ...threw it out! I had the 60off also. Bought 10 yards of batting.

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    I don't hardly use mine. What I think is better is the travel iron from TravelSmith.com JoAnn's version of that which is bigger than the one you show and I think would be much more used. Just my opionion but I will probably buy one of these.

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    How much do you think you will use the attachments? If you are just looking for small iron to press open seams see if Joann's has the Steamfast travel iron. It heats up fast and steams well (if you are one of those that uses steam).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotus63000 View Post
    Helloooooo....has any one ever used the Clover Mini Iron II. It's about $60.00 feom Jo-Ann.I have a 60 % off coupon and I'm wonder if it's worth it, any one?

    I bought the Clover mini-iron with just the one blade, the one on the iron in this photo. I love it for little places.
    BEWARE the little clover shaped stand is round file material. It will not hold the iron and when it turns over and melts the plastic onto your iron, you'll be very unhappy! I lay mine on a small ceramic tile I keep with my sewing stuffl.
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    I had one and did not like it. I kept burning things, including my own fingers, multiple times! I tucked it away and purchased a Dritz Petite Press instead. I love that Dritz so much I bought two more - one for a friend and a spare for myself!

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    I love mine (the original) for pressing after ever seam while paper piecing and fusing little pieces on applique. I keep it in a coffee mug--the stand is worthless--and it goes with me on vacation. I also have the little Rowenta travel iron that I use for pressing units & blocks but it doesn't get hot anymore so I'm looking for a replacement. I saw the post about one catching fire but mine is catching a cold--LOL. And Joann's usually doesn't allow the coupons on the travel & larger size irons so I have to watch for a good sale or try & find one used.
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    I have the tini, tiny iron but found it doesn't get as hot as reg iron to press open seams & iron out final. Wish I could find something in between.
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    I have two different type mini irons. One is like yours. I never use them. They just were a hassle. Don't iron without a lot of weight behind them. So they are collecting dust. But it might be good if you travel.
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    I HAVE THE LATEST JO-ANN ADD AND IT RUNS FROM MAY20TH THRU JUNE 9TH. Sorry for Cap's, anyway I do not have a scratch off on mine in Arizona. What is with this?
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