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.

Lazy All Over
Use #PressPerfect when posting to Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest!

Order Press Perfect
Order through your local quilt shop, online or click here to order any of the Press Perfect items.


Leave a Lazy Comment

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

  1. Sue — October 22, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    The Mighty Mini is great just what I need… pick me…

  2. Susie Brown — October 22, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    This is a great ideal the Mighty Mini. I know I can use this small board for purse making and quitling.

  3. Sheila Galindo — October 22, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    This looks like it would be great for purses and inside a few other things.

  4. Mary Hanna — October 23, 2013 @ 2:44 am

    What a great tool! I have replaced my ironing board with an ironing blanket, but it doesn’t do the trick for curves. I want it!

  5. Mara — October 23, 2013 @ 3:19 am

    I need this to help with making my bags look more professional, my current ironing board is from IKEA. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  6. Brenda S. — October 23, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    Wow! Where has this been all my life?? 🙂 Finally a way to press those small things we need to get inside of. Thanks, Lazy Girl and Clover!

  7. Ellen Pawlik — October 23, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    It certainly is about time for something new in the ironing board department. I’m making a City Bag (yet another, because I love mine and all my friends want one too!) and it’s very difficult to iron the bulky seams flat.

  8. Jeanne Marino — October 23, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Making project totes for my crochet group and really could have used this yesterday! Could not get into those small spaces to press seams! I gotta have one of these!


  9. Diana Sauter — October 23, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Brand new to your website, I love it already! 🙂

  10. Annette Crain — October 23, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    Wow, I didn’t know such a nifty item existed! It is such a PAIN to iron the inside of purses and totes that I have made, that I guess that is why I don’t enjoy sewing them. This would totally make it a pleasureable experience.
    Thank you CLOVER and thank you Joan for the giveaway.

  11. Gerry Wright — October 23, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    I have made several nice bags, but they still have that homemade look. I just found your pressing tips and think they are the cure. Thanks, I hope I win the sleeve. Off to start a new bag.

  12. Charlotte Key — October 23, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    This is too cute and very useful as well. I would like to use it on my bag projects.

  13. Mary M — October 23, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    Finally! This makes so much more sense.

  14. Margie Veon — October 23, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Wonderful design-leave it to Joan to come up with something so useful!!

  15. Kelsey Graybill — October 23, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    What a terrific idea! I love sewing and this would be a wonderful addition to my sewing tools.

    Kelsey Graybill

  16. Joyce Burnham — October 23, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    I have all of the other boards in my sewing room and this one looks so awesome!! When I’m working with my 4 H girls I go over how and what our sewing supplies are used for because unfortunately sewing is a lost on our younger ones because they no longer require it in schools! Would love to be able to show them a new and improved item and use it on our 4 H items I teach them

  17. Glenda Brownlee — October 23, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    The Mighty Mini Board looks like just the new “gadget” we can use!
    My large old ironing board rarely gets set up as it takes up so much room and then I use it for other purposes–like a narrow table to lay out cut quilt pieces.

  18. Sherry Smith — October 23, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    Wow! What a great little helper. I could definitely use one of these! And I completely agree, I have never understood why all ironing boards, no matter what size, are in that shark-nose shape, what a waste of usable ironing board space.

  19. Patsy Guziak — October 23, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

    I would love to have the Mighty Mini! I keep a TV tray next to my sewing machine and on it is a cutting mat/ironing pad…the Mighty Mini would be a wonderful addition to my area near my sewing area for ironing hard to reach items.

  20. Susie Roberts — October 24, 2013 @ 3:01 am

    An excellent ideal…Perfect size for pressing seams as your sewing and quilting instead of the giant ironing board…Keep up all the great tips we receive from you and I love your website…Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  21. Valerie — October 24, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    This looks like it is very interesting. First I have seen it. I think it will come in handy for many different things.

  22. Debbie Hochard — October 24, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    This would be a fabulous tool in the quilting room! The small tailored mini board would have reduced the stress when pressing corners of quilted bags and purses!!

  23. Sue L — October 24, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    This looks like a very handy little board. it would be handy for pressing many small things.

  24. Deb H. — October 24, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    Awesome Idea!

  25. Nancy Sue — October 24, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Wow! Why didn’t they make this sooner. Narrow. Squared end. Perfection!!!

  26. Mary Swift — October 24, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    great idea, about time ironing/pressing was revolutionized. Good job Joan

  27. Elaine — October 25, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    Would LOVE to win a Mighty Mini. Great idea.

  28. Evelyn — October 25, 2013 @ 12:44 am

    This will work a lot better than rolled up magazine covered with a towel! Would love to have one!

  29. Anne Scott — October 25, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    That size is perfect for making my little purses. At present I have to use a small cookie pan to really “reach” the edges. Now maybe I can put that cookie pan other uses! Hmmmmm

  30. bonnie — October 25, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    looks like a must have tool for making purses

  31. kbo — October 25, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    What an ingenious idea. I would use it also while constructing dolls & garments, gift bags, children’s clothing and especially while in workshops learning all types of new techniques.

  32. Shawn J — October 25, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    Awesome board, would love to win.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  33. Debbie — October 25, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    I love Lazy Girl Patterns. I think I have them all. I’m sure I would love this too.

  34. Sharon Metzger — October 25, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

    What an awesome idea…amazing no one has thought of this sooner…You guys are great!!!

  35. Beck Caithness — October 25, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    Wow, what a great idea! I am happy to pay postage, as I am in NZ 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win x

  36. Patti McDaniel — October 25, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    I have wished for one of these many times when doing purses!

  37. Gina S. — October 26, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    I think it’s great! Finally a way to get the bags ironed nice and crisp.

  38. Sherry Houser — October 26, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    Amazing it took so long for someone to figure this out! I own several pressing arms and boards and this one makes the most sense!!!

  39. Carla Carlson — October 28, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    I really like this idea for small projects, it has unlimited possibilities

  40. Nancy Prisner — October 28, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    This would come in so handy when making things anything that can’t be pressed on a large flat board.

  41. Sheila Low — October 29, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    What a brilliant idea! There is nothing else like this on the market and I don’t
    know how we have managed this long with out it!
    So perfect for crafts, hobbies, sewing and small projects.

  42. Linda Hermansky — November 3, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    This is the best board I have found for ironing seams on tote bags and purses!

  43. Jackie — November 4, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    So excited to see this new ironing board. I’m addicted bags. This will be so much better than the paper towel roll I’ve used over the years.

  44. Susan Landon — November 4, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    I love your designs

  45. Pat Wills — November 9, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

    I love the new Mighty Mini ironing board. It is going to make it so much easier to press the seams during purse assembly. Wow!

  46. Sharon Tente-Clarke — November 12, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

    I am a beginner quilter, and would love to win this ironing board.

  47. Judy Sovereign — November 14, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    Would be great to win.

  48. Michelle Getz — November 19, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    Looks wonderful!

  49. Paula — December 1, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    That looks like a mighty awesome mini ironing board!

  50. Susan — December 1, 2013 @ 11:16 pm

    It certainly looks handy!