Mini/Travel Irons

murphy_zone7September 28, 2012

Good Morning! I made myself a tv tray portable ironing board and now need a good mini/travel iron to use with it. I had a mini-iron but didn't like it because it was hard to grip and did not get hot enough. I have the old version of the clover mini-iron (a stick like thing with two heads)...it doesn't get hot enough for me either! So, I am on the search for a new one and would love your recommendations.

I am about to start a quilt using the Friendship half square triangles and there is a LOT of pressing involved in those (my quilt uses over 700 of the things). It would be so nice to have an ironing surface right next to my machine with an iron hot enough to actually press!

Thanks in advance.

Murphy

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magothyrivergirl

I use this 'sealing iron' by Hanger 9. I purchased mine from a local (huge) airplane model craft store.
Gwen (sunnycentralfl) recommended it to me a few years ago.
It gets very hot. I especially like the slated tip-perfect for pressing small pieces and paper piecing.
I have seen these same irons for 3x the money in Quilt shops.

I also bought a count down timer I plug it into that I am able to set to turn off in a certain amt of time.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sealing Iron

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 9:15AM
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magothyrivergirl

Here is the timer.

It allows you to pick how long you want it to be on - 1 hour for example vs by time of day. I also use it with my cheap regular iron (not at the same time).

Here is a link that might be useful: Timer

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 9:35AM
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tuppermom

A lot of my frineds have the Rowenta travel iron and love it. It is available at Sears here in Canada for about $40. I have the Procter Silex Travel Iron and it is a good iron too. The handle come off to store away in a little bag so very compact for travel. I have a Clover iron that I received as a gift probably 5 years ago and have never taken it out of the package. I am doing an applique workshop in a couple of weeks so perhaps I will take it with me.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 11:07AM
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nanajayne

I got a kick out of the timer mentioned, a good idea I think but when checking site
I noticed the price was $8 something and shipping was $9 something. I will check out the hardward.lol

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 11:58AM
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loree_s

I've had the Rowenta travel iron for a couple of years and love it! It seems to be a popular iron at retreats, too. I've seen them in quite a few stores but prices seem to vary considerably.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 11:08AM
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lindaoh_gw

I have my second Rowenta travel iron. I had the first one for several years until it died last year. I like them because they are small and have steam. It can also be used as a dry iron.
I bought mine when it was on sale at Jo-Ann.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 2:19PM
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