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    Small traveling iron

    If anybody has a mini iron, what kind do you have and how do you like it? I asked my husband for one for Christmas.
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    I use the little white one that Angela Walters uses in her YouTube videos, and love it. Dritz makes it.

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    I have a travel iron that I bought at least 30 years ago when I was doing a lot of business travel. Amazingly, it still works great.

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    I have a small travel iron but also a tiny hard plate iron that is used for applique work and small delicate work. They serve different purposes. I like having them both

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    Walmart Steamfast SF-727 is $12.88.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingitalltogether View Post
    I have this one, too. Truthfully, I prefer to take my full sized iron.
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    I have the Clover Wedge iron, the Steamfast mini, and the flat Clover mini. I use the Clover Wedge iron the most because it is so much fun. When I was a little girl I had a metal ironing board with iron and the Wedge looks like the child size iron I had. Th Clover Wedge is being discontinued so I bought an extra to keep.
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    I have a small Sunbeam travel Iron. It was only about $10. Works great, has steam and easy to pack when taking my sewing out with me. I frequently use it next to my cutting table because it is just the right size to get the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingitalltogether View Post
    I have this one too. I really like it.

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    My favorite is the Steamfast from Walmart. Gets plenty hot and fits my hand well.
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    I have a little vintage one I got from the thrift store. Mine came in the box and actually has a usable water globe on it! People usually melt/lose those. Handle can flatten out for packing, but since I have the box I haven't bothered with that.

    Edit: I also have a June Tailor iron holder that can wrap around my normal iron. It's got the teflon coated stuff in the side and straps so it can fit a wide variety of iron. Probably about the same price as a mini-iron but maybe not so cool of a present.
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    I have the Steamfast 750 now. I had the lower priced model of the Steamfast iron but it just didnt get hot enough for me. I dont use the steam feature, so i cant speak to that.

    https://www.amazon.com/Steamfast-SF-.../dp/B01GSRSTSS

    I preordered the new Oliso travel iron but havent tried it yet 😊

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    I have a Steamfast iron from Walmart. Was $12.88. A great deal for such a fun little iron!
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    We had several of the Walmart Steamfast irons at the last retreat I went to. They are made differently then the one I have. The Walmart ones didn't get as hot.
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    The Clover Steamfast! Readily available at Walmart and other stores, heats up fast. Sits right beside my sewing machine and does a great job on all my piecing for my small (and larger) blocks. No automatic shut-off (which I don't want anyway.)

    Ah, its the same one "sewingitalltogether" and others are telling you about. Cheaper at Walmart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I have the Clover Wedge iron, the Steamfast mini, and the flat Clover mini. I use the Clover Wedge iron the most because it is so much fun. When I was a little girl I had a metal ironing board with iron and the Wedge looks like the child size iron I had. Th Clover Wedge is being discontinued so I bought an extra to keep.
    This brings back memories!! My sister and I had irons too. But hers could plug in and get barely warm while mine couldn't be plugged in bc I was little. I hated being the youngest but now I love it

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    I have used the the Sunbeam hot to trot for years and love it

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    I just got this one https://www.oliso.com/mini-iron/ from quilt in a day. Problem is, the 'handle' gets hot. I did have it on the hottest setting. I haven't tried it at a lower heat setting.

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    l have the same one. I bring along a round cake pan to set it in so it can't fall and burn anything. If I am staying for a few days at a place, I also bring my regular iron for yardage. But use the little one for blocks and seams. This is the 3rd mini iron I've bought and I like it the most
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    Quote Originally Posted by annt59 View Post
    Walmart Steamfast SF-727 is $12.88.
    This is the one I use and love it. Several in my sewing group bought it too and they all love it. Great price and great buy.

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    I have the small Dritz and just recently purchased the Olisso. Not a fan of the Olisso. The Dritz fits my hand well, has good steam and is a great size. Keep it near my sewing machine when I’m piecing.

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    I also use the Walmart Steamfast by my machine. It gets and stays hot. I liked it so much I went and bought a second one ro keep as a backup.

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    I love the pointy tip on the mini Rowenta travel iron . . .but sadly, like their larger irons, they don’t last long. I’ve gone through two in three years. I won’t be buying anymore.

    I bought the Oliso Mini earlier this year. Haven’t had it long enough to really recommend yet. The handle is awkward, but it heats up very hot. I use it for classes and retreats.
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