Mighty Mini Giveaway: The Small Board You Didn’t Know You Needed!

Lazies, Get ready to fall in love! When it comes to pressing small projects or small details, the ironing board doesn’t get the job done. Meet my secret weapon for perfectly pressed purses and more: the 2×4 Mighty Mini Board from my Press Perfect line with Clover. Finally, we can reach those corners, nooks and crannies for a perfectly pressed finish.


The Mighty Mini is a small board that’s all function!
– Squared nose for full function
– Long free-arm
– Sturdy base, metal frame, heavy duty cover/pad
– Low center of gravity for stability and ease of use
– Sized for your hand so you can hold/control the board
– A little longer than two average irons: 21″ long x 3 1/2″ wide x 4″ tall
– Portable, legs tuck neatly beneath for compact storage
– Clover #7800, $46.95 list price
– Order through your local quilt shop, online or click here to order any of the Press Perfect items

The Nose Knows
The squared nose of the Mighty Mini free-arm is revolutionary and it addresses one of my major grievances with all sizes of ironing boards – the elongated rounded nose.

The rounded nose lacks support for our projects right where we need it. It creates pull and drag, allowing our project to droop or sag during pressing. It’s the same on the regular board, table topper and the sleeve board.

Elongated nose

Elongated nose4

Gosh It’s Shaped Like A Piece of Wood
Yes, exactly. It reminds me of a 2×4 plank of wood. That’s where it got its name.

Square Gets The Job Done
The squared nose of the Mighty Mini is ideal for pressing small projects like my bag designs. Look how the board fits inside my Claire Handbag design. Imagine how useful this will be for all kinds of projects and details.

Elongated nose2

Sleeve Board?
If you are thinking this is just another sleeve board, I understand. I’ve owned a good number of sleeve boards over the years and I have been disappointed by all of them. Rounded nose, bad shape, unstable, poor quality, bad leg placement, blah, blah, blah. It’s enough to make a Lazy Girl develop hard feelings for the whole category.

Well, the Mighty Mini is a smart, functional small board. Don’t call it a sleeve board, you’ll hurt its feelings. You can certainly use it to press sleeves and collars, but it’s so much more than that. It’s the new basic you didn’t know you needed. Use it in conjunction with your regular board or alone. It literally fills the gaps your big board leaves.


Quilt Market
I’ll be in Clover’s booth #1802 at Quilt Market in Houston this week. Come by to see me and play with the new goodies. I also hope to see you at my Schoolhouse and Take & Teach in Houston.
Schoolhouse Rm 352A at 1:30, intro and overview of Press Perfect
Take & Teach Sunday 8:00-9:30, hands-on fun with Press Perfect!

I’ll select one winner to receive one 2×4 Mighty Mini Board item #7800 from Clover Needlecraft.

Enter To Win
– Enter by posting a comment below. Tell me – what do you think of the Mighty Mini and isn’t it about time for some updates at the ironing board.
– One comment per person.
– Be sure you type your email address correctly so I can contact you.
– I’ll pick 1 winner using the random number generator.
– Enter by Friday October 25, 2013, 10 pm Eastern time.
– I’ll contact winner via email.

Thanks for joining in on the fun of the Mighty Mini and Press Perfect. Remember, comment below to enter the giveaway.

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Order Press Perfect
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340 Responses to “Mighty Mini Giveaway: The Small Board You Didn’t Know You Needed!”

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  1. Debbie Rhodes — October 21, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    This looks wonderful.. guess my only problem will be the price… but I still want one…

  2. Linda F. — October 21, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    This looks like a big improvement in ironing boards. The people at Clover are so clever!

  3. Diana Vukonich — October 21, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    Thank you for your creativity! The problems you experienced are right on. It would be nice to try this one.

  4. Roxanna Owen — October 21, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Oh, Joan…..you are so smart and this is a clever idea!! It’s a bit pricey, but so is the rest of the world these days!

  5. carrie — October 21, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Agree with the first comment, only drawback is the price. Although I do a lot of garments and bags, so a $47 would be a worthy investment.

  6. Maxine Mac Neill — October 21, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Finally. A woman must have come up with this great idea. My life is making totes, purses,etc. and I will anxiously await for them to arrive in Canada, as it takes about 6 months to a year before we get any new products. Love it.

  7. Lise — October 21, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Wow, I sure could have used this mighty mini when I was making my bag, this is awesome and about time 😉

  8. Elizabeth — October 21, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    This would be so great to try and it looks perfect for bag corners!

  9. Christine Hansen — October 21, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Wow, I love the idea of this board! I always get so frustrated with my big board when trying to manipulate smaller items…..

  10. Cindy Domi — October 21, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    I can’t wait to get one of these.

  11. Lori Herrin — October 21, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    I have sewn several of your purses and having only sewn for the past 3 years or so, I’ll have to say that your patterns are wonderful. The instructions with pictures makes sewing an enjoyable experience. So, if you say this is a must have product, I must have it! 😀

  12. SewCalGal — October 21, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Looks like a mighty handy mini ironing board.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you at Quilt Market.


  13. Cheryl Ellard — October 21, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    This is such a great idea. I don’t have space for the large board to stay set up when quilting and seving

  14. Melinda Dickens — October 21, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    This is a fantastic product! What a difference it could make in the ease of working on any project. The right tools make all the difference in a project.

  15. Francis Breaux — October 21, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    This would be perfect for many projects and would travel easily for those sew days or quilt camps I go on. Love it.

  16. Diana Haas — October 21, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    I think this would help a lot when making bags! Thanks!

  17. Billie — October 21, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    I knew I needed something like this, but no one had anything this small. Perfect.

  18. Angela — October 21, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    This is so smart and a must have! I´ve been waiting for this – finally someone had a great idea!

  19. Kathy — October 21, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    This little baby seems very cool! Thank you for giving us the chance to win it!

  20. Julie Schreiber — October 21, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    LOVE IT! I love making bags and purses and can never get them pressed just right! Awesome tool!

  21. MaryBeth — October 21, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    That looks pretty cool. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Joy — October 21, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    This would be awesome with sewing bags and totes, wonderful invention!

  23. Gina S. — October 21, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    What took them so long! Can’t wait to get one.

  24. Lisle — October 21, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    What a cute little ironing board! I might actually use that one–I retired the full-size one about ten years ago.

  25. Patti — October 21, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    It’s a definite improvement over a sleeve board. You have a winner.

  26. Cindy L. — October 21, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    This would be great right next to the sewing machine. I hope I win one for my sewing room. Love your stuff, Joan.

  27. Enid Mejias — October 21, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Great idea but the price is steep for me. Living on a limited budget!

  28. Evelyn Barnes — October 21, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    What a brilliant idea!! Perfect for all the coin purses, clutches, and small bags I make!

  29. Kalynn Fail — October 21, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    Yes it is about time! Would love to give it a try. So tired of the old style boards, you can’t get a good press with them.

  30. Yvonne — October 21, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    Not only do I like the fact that this is a perfect size and shape. For so many projects, I am also quite taken on the ease of storage. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  31. Kathe Gardner — October 21, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    Geez – finally – OMG! Can’t even describe how exciting this new board is! I”m always having a time of it ironing my bags, small items, etc. Hope I’m lucky on this one! Thanks for introducing and giving away.

  32. Jessica — October 21, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    The entire new line of pressing tools looks fabulous! I’d love to try them all, but this mini ironing board is also too cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Diana Ruby — October 21, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    I NEED this! I have made several Lazygirl bags (including about 50 Runaround Bags), and this would have come in so handy. I hope I win, so I ccan continue my love affair with Lazygirl Designs Bags! Awesome new product! (And, even if I don’t win, I think this is an ironing board I MUST have!)

  34. Sz Sandoval — October 21, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    Looks like a good solution , too bad there isn’t one sharp corner.

  35. Nora — October 21, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    Looks very useful!

  36. Shirley Holien — October 21, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    This looks awesome. Definitely something that will improve my pressing issues.
    Thanks for coming up with this idea

  37. Shelly H — October 21, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    Awesome product!! I make lots of bags and this would be perfect for pressing hard to reach places.

  38. Debbie Pogue — October 21, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    I NEED THIS! Love the size and squared off “nose”! Where can I buy one if I don’t win?

  39. Sharon Farrell — October 21, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    It looks like a great tool to have

  40. VANESSA COOK — October 21, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Finally!! This small board is perfect for those hard to reach places for small garments and handbags!

  41. Kandy — October 21, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Love this looks so much easier than the regular pressing tools

  42. Agnes — October 21, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Love it.

  43. jerry church — October 21, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    Finally a small board that’s useful. I’ve tried pressing hams, sleeve boards, my cutting board (wooden), pillows, a piece of handrail, a book–but nothing got the corners to that crisp.edge that I like in my bags. I’d love to recommend this to my local quilt shop.

    • Joan Hawley replied: — October 21st, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

      Jerry, It sounds like we’ve been down the same road on this one. When we start inventing our own notions, it’s time for an update.

  44. Glenna miller — October 21, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    Wow. This would be a dream to use. I am certain that this little board will be a big hit !!!

  45. Chris Steele — October 21, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    This looks like it would be so much easier then the traditional size ironing board. I would love to have it….

  46. Sheryle Augustine — October 21, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    The Mighty Mini looks like it will solve some issues I have when pressing tight places. I sew a lot of bags and accessories and am frustrated with my current tools on a regular basis. Thanks for rethinking the problem. I am looking forward to trying your solution.

  47. Patricia Lennon — October 21, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    I can see that this would have many uses.

  48. Bonnie jensen — October 21, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    I think it is awesome to have an updated board. I need one for all the bags I have been making for the girls at the domestic shelter. My big board just don’t do the job the way I want it to

  49. Holly Smith — October 21, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    Yes!! This looks wonderful. I have come to dread ironing boards in general and that useless nose in particular. So many reasons why. Would love to try this!