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Old 07-18-2020, 07:11 AM
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I'm noticing on you tube videos quilters using palm size irons. Do you know what I mean? If so, any of you using this? And if so, what brand? Pros and cons. Amazon shows several and price seems (seams) reasonable.
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Old 07-18-2020, 07:51 AM
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I use Steam Fast and Clover Wedge small irons. The Steam Fast does have good steam for such a little iron. Walmart has two different models of them. One is plastic in the notion dept and one is solid in the ironing section, same price for each. The solid one is the same as sold in the quilt shops. Oliso also makes a small size iron, it's the latest one on the market.
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I bought the small Oliso travel iron and it's unusable. There is no separate handle and the entire iron heats up to the point that I can't pick it up.
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Old 07-18-2020, 09:04 AM
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I also have seen a small palm sized iron used when I watch Utube videos and one I had seen was a Panasonic I believe. They sure look handy to use. I will be watching the answers you get on this and maybe I need to purchase one of the favored ones that the quilters suggest.
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:46 AM
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I use the little Steamfast Iron - it is sufficient for me because I make so many 6" blocks. Been using it for years and has never failed me!
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Old 07-18-2020, 11:07 AM
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Just brought home this little iron...and I do mean little. But for it's size it does have weight to it. Plugged it in heats up in no time. Pressed seams on a block that needs to be "redesigned". Just love it. Just wish I knew where my pressing/cutting mat is. Would be perfect to have on my sewing table. One problem I MAY have is the the teeny tiny cup for filling the iron. Hopefully it won't get lost in my sewing chaos. Anyone know were I could buy a shot glass with a spout?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Steamfast...Iron/186719139
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Julienm1 View Post
Just brought home this little iron...and I do mean little. But for it's size it does have weight to it. Plugged it in heats up in no time. Pressed seams on a block that needs to be "redesigned". Just love it. Just wish I knew where my pressing/cutting mat is. Would be perfect to have on my sewing table. One problem I MAY have is the the teeny tiny cup for filling the iron. Hopefully it won't get lost in my sewing chaos. Anyone know were I could buy a shot glass with a spout?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Steamfast...Iron/186719139
You might take a look at the measuring cups that have a spout to separate the fluid from the fat.

I have a measuring cup that measures 1/4 cup that doesn't have a spout, but has a pouring beak. It's a OXO one.

Also, you might try getting a science beaker that has a pouring beak. They come in all kinds of sizes.They have all kinds of lab beakers https://www.amazon.com/Lab-Beakers/b...askcomdelta-20
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:30 PM
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I use the Steam fast from Walmart. I have 2 of them but I don’t use steam. I use spray bottles.
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Old 07-18-2020, 01:33 PM
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Yet another fan of the SteamFast iron. I hardly ever use it with steam though. I also have a small Clover stick iron. Be careful with that one as it gets outrageously hot.
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I have the Steam fast iron and I like it. I don’t use steam in any of my irons but have a wool mat by my sewing machine and a small bottle of water. Works great and gets hot.
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