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!”

  1. Diane Lamb — October 21, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    This ironing board looks perfect for the hard to reach areas that just aren’t serviced with the traditional boards. Great find!

  2. Cheryl Campbell — October 21, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    What a great “notion” to have to making bags. I LOVE to make bags and pressing out the various seams can be daunting, especially if it’s a smaller bag. This would be a great addition to my studio 🙂

  3. Toni Williams — October 21, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    This would be perfect to press hipsters, purses, quilt blocks, heck, anything That is smaller that I’m working on!

  4. Joan Kruse — October 21, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    What a great board. So many are so flimsy besides not shaped right. I’d love to win one!

  5. Amy Butler — October 21, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    To cute!!! Having a small house and a small sewing room this would definitely be perfect for me to use with all my little bags. I seem to make looks of little things…credit card holder, business card holder etc. Taking out a big ironing board is not worth it. Definitely a needed item!!!

  6. Traci Shipley — October 21, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    This would be very useful for all kinds of crafts.

  7. Kathie — October 21, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Thank you for the Mighty Mini board! Looks like it will be perfect for making your bags and so many other things.

  8. Nancy Arneson — October 21, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Love to make bags and love this pattern!

  9. Debbie Karimullah — October 21, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    What a great idea. I’d love to have one.

  10. Julie Addison — October 21, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    The Mighty Mini looks like an incredible ironing board that will come in handy for many uses. Love the fact that it’s small. Clever design.

  11. Lilias Schlender — October 21, 2013 @ 12:35 pm


  12. Joan H. — October 21, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    This sure beats the “sleeve board” I’ve been using. It looks ideal for pressing small articles. I hate to haul out a big ironing board to press a few seams.

  13. Lynne Brown — October 21, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    I’d love to win the Mighty Mini Board! Clover makes great notions and this is one I would love to have! From a fellow Buckeye!!

  14. Sue K. — October 21, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    I really like the sturdiness of the pressing board with rubberized tips. I think it would come in handy when pressing clothing for children or making purses for them.

  15. Patricia ONeal — October 21, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    Mighty Mini looks perfect for many small corners and projects. Yes, it would be quite useful.

  16. Eileen — October 21, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    That certainly looks better than the old, decrepit sleeve board I have. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Lynda — October 21, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Hope I win.! Bought all your fusibles and love them. And I probably have all your patterns too! If I don’t win I will be ordering one.

  18. charlotte m. — October 21, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    I was intrigued with the first photo, but I think it was the photo with the small pouch on it that totally won me over. How clever!!! Toss my name in the hat, please.

  19. debbi Blaie — October 21, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Wow! This little ironing board would be a great addition to anyone’s sewing room. It is a definite “have to have”! It not only looks like it would work wonderfully with making small bags, but any small project including, but not limited to cuffs! How about those of you who make doll clothes? I am putting it on my Christmas wish list for the Hubby to buy for me! I think that my small counter top ironing board just might have to go away for one of these.

  20. Cindy Young — October 21, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    This looks awesome. I have a full size ironing board, table top ironing board, sleeve board, sleeve roll, etc. etc and none of them are easy for me to use, due to my limited upper body strength, and the tendency for these things to tip over!. This looks like it would fit the bill for me!

  21. Kim Redlin — October 21, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    Wow! I also have/had a sleeve board and a table top board as well as pressing ham. Every one will only do part of the job. The small board would work perfectly.

  22. Antonely J Adams — October 21, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    I make clothes for lost babies at our local hospitals and that is small enough to fit them its about time someone thought of that what a great new tool. If I don’t win it where can I buy it. It will help on those tiny shirts etc I make. Thank you

  23. Marie — October 21, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    The Mighty Mini looks like one of those tools that you don’t know you can’t live without until you try it!

  24. Elizabth DeBlock — October 21, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    I am a fan and follower of your posts Facebook and Pinterest.. I have made several of your purse patterns and love each one made. Many are given as gifts and cherished by each person. There have been many, many times I could have used the “Mighty Mini Board” when finishing the purses. I would feel blessed to win the “Mighty Mini Board”. Thanks Joan for all of your ideas.

  25. Sue Goecker — October 21, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    I usually don’t buy that many notions, however, I can see a use for this little board – clothes and just ironing in general. Would be a nice addition at retreats too.

  26. Betty Evans — October 21, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    Wow, what a perfect little ironing board. I would love to have one!

  27. Barbara Basel — October 21, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    Wow! It’s about time we have a really good mini! I’ve heard too many friends complain that the current sleeve boards aren’t worth bring home. I look forward to having a good mini board!

  28. Sue Lee — October 21, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    Would love to try out this ironing board!

  29. debbi Blair — October 21, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    Wow! This little ironing board would be a great addition to anyone’s sewing room. It is a definite “have to have”! It not only looks like it would work wonderfully with making small bags, but any small project, and not limited to cuffs. How about those of you who make doll clothes? It seems to be a little pricey, but I’m putting it on my Christmas wish list for the hubby to buy for me! I think that my small counter top ironing board just have to go away for one of these!

  30. Dee Benson — October 21, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    Looks like the perfect size board to take to retreats !!

  31. Mary — October 21, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    Looks like a winner in all corners.

  32. JoAnn Hyde — October 21, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    This looks like a great notion to have to help with the ironing. I do a lot of purses and this would really help. I would love to win this!

  33. Else Koning — October 21, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    Now this is a clever innovation. What I would call genius: thinking out of the box and down to earth practical! Congrats!
    Of course I would love to win one! Many uses for this Press Perfect especially for making those totes and bags by Lazy Girl!

  34. Nicole B — October 21, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Sounds like the perfect tool for me!

  35. Darnney Proudfoot — October 21, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    Neat and practical, and so portable. I need a Mighty Mini to solve all of those ironing issues I am having.

  36. Sandra Nelsen — October 21, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Love the square ends and portability.

  37. Jan — October 21, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    This would be perfect for any quilter/sewist! Thanks to Clover for another innovative sewing item. Thank you Joan for giving your readers an opportunity to win this fabulous giveaway!

  38. Pat Vincent — October 21, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    This is such a wonderful sewing tool that could be useful for so many sewing projects.

  39. Susan C — October 21, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    Finally, an ironing board that will allow us to press into the corners to give our projects a professional looking finish. Great name! It may be mini but it will do a mighty job! Sure wish I was going to quilt market to see it (and you!) in action.

  40. Patricia Mangus — October 21, 2013 @ 1:28 pm


  41. Evangeline Emayo — October 21, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    Love to make bags, but anything that is from Lazy Girl I must make. Have made most of them and cannot use til they are neat to present to the public.. Would love to use the Mighty Mini in my mini sewing room…hubby made mine w/scrappy wood lying around.

  42. Karen Payton — October 21, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Wow Joan ,,, I love this mini ironing broad!! Most of what I sew is lazy girl handbags or small projects for gifts 😉 also my work space is small so how perfect for me!!! Thanks for all the new products!

  43. Christie Staton — October 21, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Looks like a perfect solution. Just one question – will it help me make and keep a Wonder Wallet!? Everyone I make seems to develop legs and walk out the door ; > ). That would be the best tool ever, maybe.
    Thanx for the opportunity.

  44. Beverly Atkins — October 21, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    This is wonderful. I do a lot of small projects and have been known to stuff with fabric so I could press good. Thank you so much.

  45. Judi — October 21, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    This is an awesome idea!

  46. April Trent — October 21, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    Brilliant ! Totally didn’t know I needed one of these, but really want one now.

  47. Claire Fisher — October 21, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    Knew you would come up with something for pressing purse seams sooner or later…this little board should really do the trick. Have so many of your patterns and this would be a great tool to make them look more professional. Thanks!

  48. Terry — October 21, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    I just finished a project that this Mighty Mini board would have come in sew handy for!!!!. Great product…on my ‘must have’ list. Thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

  49. Jen Moore — October 21, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    What an awesome idea! I live making bags and it’s always tough to press with a large board! I would love to try this item!

  50. Vickie — October 21, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    WOW_ what a great idea. I gotta get this- I hope to be the winner!