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. nancy d — October 22, 2013 @ 2:59 am

    I love this idea! I not only like to make bags, but do a lot of softies and pin keeps and so many other projects that could use a nice, crisp corner.

  2. Joann kidwell — October 22, 2013 @ 5:51 am

    Looks perfect for the many purses I love to make.

  3. Mary Val — October 22, 2013 @ 6:26 am

    This looks like a gizmo I need. I have a tailor’s ham, and a seam roll, but I can see this mini board would be just the thing I need for some projects. Thanks for the info!

  4. Lee — October 22, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Wow – This looks fabulous! I think it is time to update the ironing board area! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  5. Anita — October 22, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    It’s about time. I love this.

  6. liz nieman — October 22, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    I want one — I need one. Currently using the wooden piece of molding that “sort of works” but this looks great.

  7. Deb Rayman — October 22, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Great idea. Love to win one.

  8. Emily C — October 22, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    This is so cute! I would love to have one. The ironing board is long overdue for a makeover. I should know, I have my great GMIL’s ironing board. A family heirloom!

  9. Leslie Taylor — October 22, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Wow. That new board looks great! I like the square “nose”.

  10. Cindy Norton — October 22, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Looks like a great sewing notion. Would love to have one hanging from my notion wall.

  11. Sandy Lamb — October 22, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    I like the mini board, will be very handy.

  12. Susi Prola — October 22, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    This little thing is amazing!

  13. Sue R — October 22, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    I make a lot of bags and would love to win this Mighty Mini 🙂 A great idea – I’ve been using a block of wood that my husband found for me and I covered it to help with my pressing. My other pressing tools don’t don’t do the job

  14. Teresa Block — October 22, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    I love it! I’m with you on the problems of traditional ironing boards and sleeve boards, and I don’t even know where mine are since I never use them any more. Right now I do nearly all my ironing on my converted tv tray, but it has its limits, of course. Would absolutely love to own one of these ‘planks’ for my bag making!

  15. Linda Schabelski — October 22, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    How handy is this! This would be a right hand tool.

  16. Bridget Murphy — October 22, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I love it, something to press the small pieces and anything having not to get out the big board is a good thing.

  17. Karen Bolinger — October 22, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    What a great addition to a sewing room. How creative you are Joan! Thanks.

  18. Vickie Y — October 22, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    Very nice update to the tabletop ironing board. Good tools making sewing a lot easier. This would be really great when I am making handbags. Thanks for a chance to win it.

  19. Agneta Ekholm — October 22, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I totally agree with U, thus is a long awaited new thing I kind of knew I needed but just didn’t realize was around!

  20. Connie Jordan — October 22, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    These look like a great idea. Thanks to those that come up with new ideas to make things easier. Would like to win one of these!

  21. Jennifer Tittel — October 22, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    This would have been a perfect tool to have when making my daughter’s Christmas dress! Her little bodice and sleeves were too small to press on my regular ironing board. What a neat and handy tool!

  22. Pat Land — October 22, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    I would love to win one. It would be great for ironing all the small places in bags and craft items.

  23. rusty stubblefield — October 22, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    I *need* the mini board!

  24. Kate — October 22, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Totally cute and awesome for the job!

  25. Lisa A. — October 22, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    What a great idea! So useful for small projects with tight places, and I’d use it to iron sleeves, too.

  26. Evelyn — October 22, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Finally! A board that will help me do what I want to do without frustrating the heck outta me! Would love to win this. I would definitely put it to good use on a regular basis.

  27. Jane — October 22, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    Lovely idea and product, I too enjoy and love Clover as do your designs and would really love to win this. Jane

  28. Susan Drake — October 22, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    LOVE IT! I’ve been looking for a full picture of it!
    Also, great to hear you’ll be in Houston! I’ll find the Clover booth ’cause I want to see ALL of the goodies! 🙂 ~Susan

  29. Gale Yawn — October 22, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    Definitely time to upgrade my ironing area. I am forever rolling up a towel to stuff into corners of bags and other small items to press them as I make them. This is the answer and I will be on the lookout for one. Thanks for offering one.

  30. Nancy Helpinstill — October 22, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    Thank goodness for you, Joan, and your innovative designs! Love them all.

  31. Kam Watson — October 22, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    Wow, not only is Press Perfect the board I need to “crisp up” my purses but it looks like it is portable enough to take on retreat. Thanks for showing my husband my Christmas Present!

  32. Dee Raymond — October 22, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    Ohhhh….Joan! I’ve been lusting after this little beauty ever since you first announced its birth!!! ;-D

    It’s the best thing to appear on the pressing horizon in way too long. I’m not surprised at all that it was your inventive mind that created it. Thank you sooo much for offering to give one away. I certainly hope that I’m that lucky person.

    Dee in FL

  33. Junetta Ervin — October 22, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    I would love to have one of these mini boards. I make a lot of purses and it would help with the little seams. Thanks

  34. Cyndy K — October 22, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    Looks like a fantastic idea. I have a fold out ironing board & sleeve press but they are fixed in another room. Having a portable Mini with my sewing setup would be perfect!

  35. Jane Martyn — October 22, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    Wow. How cool is that! I thought the big board was great but this would be wonderful for those small purses and craft items. Thanks!!


  36. Judy Celik — October 22, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    It’s time for an update., and I love trying new ideas. It only makes sense the sqquare design would work better and save the time of repositioning from side to side. The big end of a regular ironing board would work for very large projects which is usually not the case. Just my thoughts—

    You’re the best for the info you share. Hope I win.

  37. Jennifer Padden — October 22, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    The mighty mini looks like the perfect board for ironing the squared bottoms of your bags. I can hardly wait to try one. Thanks for the opportunity. does it come with the cover and batting?

  38. Bonnie — October 22, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    With my passion for making “Lazy” bags, the Mini Board will be a much needed tool.

  39. Donna Smith — October 22, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    Love it hope I win it

  40. Heather — October 22, 2013 @ 5:24 pm

    I think the mini board is a) adorable, and b) perfect for small ironing. I just daydreamed about using it to iron quilt binding. Nothing worse than wrestling out the big ironing board for quilt blocks or binding, that only takes a few minutes to iron.

  41. Maureen Scott — October 22, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    what a great idea, no more rolling up a towel etc trying to get the corners “just right”

  42. Mary Bushnell — October 22, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

    This board looks perfect to pull out easily when sewing. I like the square end.

  43. Bobbie — October 22, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    Great Idea! I can think of several uses for this.

  44. Melody — October 22, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    WOW! Perfectly sized for those little hard-to-reach corners!

    What an awesome giveaway ~ Thanks for letting me enter.

  45. Janice Jones — October 22, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    Oh, I knew I needed it, Joan, but it didn’t exist. I get so frustrated trying to press bags and other small items, but now you’ve designed the exact product. Thanks, JanInOz

  46. Martha — October 22, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    It looks like another one of those “perfect tools” that makes a big impact on sewing!

  47. Judy Alderden — October 22, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Looks great for getting into lots of small places.

  48. Paula — October 22, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    I would love to win this! I was thinking I needed a tailor’s ham to press bags, but I think this might work better!

  49. B Scott — October 22, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    You’re absolutely correct – ironing boards are for ironing and what bag makers and quilters need are well designed pressing boards. Good Luck at Quilt Market!

  50. Linda Paris — October 22, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    I would love to have the mini board. I make a lot of Lazy Girl Design Bags. So it would come in handy. Thanks!!!!!!!!