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Old 05-24-2016, 07:51 AM
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I'm taking a few classes this summer. I need to bring an iron. Does anyone have a travel iron they recommend? I have the regular size Oliso and love it!

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:02 AM
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Since you're going to be using it a lot, I would take the one you have or a duplicate. Make sure you can put your name on it. Even in quilting forbid, there are thieves among us. I have seen it with my own eyes. Have fun, though!
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Thanks...yes, I'm labeling everything! I learned that with all of the scrap retreats I've been on. Everything needs a name on it!
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I got one of the Clover travel iron but it is only good for small pressing.
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I took a class recently where individual small irons were actually required. (Usually a few classroom irons will do the job, but this time we were pressing small pieces to fusible interfacing and moving the project to the community ironing boards was not practical.) I found a small travel iron that I bought some 30 years ago for actual travel, and was surprised to find out that it still worked great. It was a Remington TL-15, but I guess that's no help because it was so long ago.
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I have a little lavender rowenta I purchased with a coupon at J's. It gets quite hot. But I never put water in it, it is known as a big leaker. So I have a spray bottle of water too.
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Ohhh....spray bottle! I hadn't thought of that. I'm looking on the internet to see what is out there.

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Old 05-24-2016, 10:00 AM
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I've picked up several travel irons at thrift stores and given them to friends. Those little Remington irons mentioned by Dunster can still be found at thrift stores. Travel irons don't get much use, so are usually in good shape. Bring a few pieces of of an old sheet torn into about the size of a fat quarter or a bit larger. Don't bother with a hem. Even the so-called experienced ones will iron the wrong side and ruin the ironing board with fusible, which makes it impossible for the next user. The large scraps of sheets can lay down a new surface. Don't forget something to clean fusible off the iron. You don't need to go to the internet to order spray misters, WalMart has them. Someone in my group always brings a bottle of Best Press and we leave it at the ironing board.
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I have an iron I bought years ago very cheap at Target that I take to classes. It's full sized but fairly light weight so if space isn't a problem, it's an easy and cheap solution.
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I like the Clover Wedge Iron. I bought one for each of my sewing group pals for Christmas. They tell me many times how much they like it.
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