Clover + Joan Hawley = Press Perfect: The New Basics

Lazies, If you’ve been hanging around with me for any time, you’ve probably noticed I’m a big, big fan of Clover Needlecraft products. I love their innovation, quality and precision. Somehow, they always seem to know what my next obsession or need will be, and come out with just the right thingy or dooflinger that I now can’t live without.

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The New Basics
Hold onto your ironing boards, I am proud to introduce Press Perfect, my new line of pressing notions from Clover Needlecraft. A while ago I proposed a line of pressing thingies and dooflingers and Clover said yes! I’ve been busy, petrified, and excited ever since. Can you say ‘awesome’…times ten? Clover is launching our line with 10 items next week at International Quilt Market in Houston. So, let’s get to know Press Perfect: the new basics you can’t live without!

It’s About Time!
There hasn’t been much innovation in the ironing department for quite some time, yet the things we are making have changed. Our tools and notions haven’t kept up, until now. Press Perfect is a collection of pressing surfaces, hand tools, and notions. This big box of AWESOME with all of my products arrived just this past Friday.

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The Press Perfect Line Includes:
2×4 Mighty Mini Board, (and replacement cover): The board you didn’t know you needed! Shaped like a 2×4, it goes where no board has gone before.

Iron Finger: Takes the place of your finger at the iron, can be pressed.

Point 2 Point Turner: 2 turning points, gentle curves, hera marker all in one.

Iron Safe: Teflon shoe to protect your iron sole plate and fabrics. Adhesives won’t stick.

Deluxe Take & Press Mat: Luxurious portable mat for pressing, pin blocking.

Hot Hemmer: Measure, mark, fold, press in one step

Hold It Precision Stiletto: Heat resistant tip for gripping at the iron, bent tip stiletto for great visability

Touch Up Pressing Mitt: A pressing surface for your hand, reach inside a garment on hanger or dress form and press.

Dry Heat Pro Finish Pressing Sheets: Press the unpressable! For use with vinyl, PUL, laminates and more.

Gettin’ Groovy
Press Perfect’s styling and colors were borne out of the inspiration of crossing a vintage 1950’s stitcher with Judy Jetson, all dressed in an updated yet timeless blue.

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Press Perfect
Fun, funky and functional is how I’d describe the really cool tools we created. Shown here are our Hold It Precision Stiletto, Iron Finger and Point 2 Point Turner. Different tasks, different shapes/sizes, different materials. We work on different sizes and shapes of things, we need a variety of tools to cover all the basics. More on all items in future posts.

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Tell Me More!
Hop over to the products section of… our new website!…to see the items and read more about them here: Clover Press Perfect. Additionally, they are available to order on Clover’s website and will begin shipping very, very soon. I’ll have more info about each item in coming posts!

Quilt Market
If you are attending Quilt Market in Houston next week, find me at the Clover booth, Schoolhouse and a Take & Teach.

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Let’s Hash It Out!
Use #pressperfect when you post about Press Perfect in social media so I can follow along with you.

New Website
Last, but not least, we launched our new website last week. Surf around, check things out. We are still plugging in some images, so you may come across a blog post or two that shows a pink Lazy Girl placeholder image.

Enjoy!
Joan

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23 Responses to “Clover + Joan Hawley = Press Perfect: The New Basics”

  1. Pam George — October 14, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    WOW…..no wonder you have been so quiet!!! Looks like an awesome array of new products. Congratulations :) Pam

    • Joan Hawley replied: — October 14th, 2013 @ 7:13 am

      Thanks Pam!

  2. Regina Arlauckas — October 14, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    These are GREAT! Can’t wait to try them – I am especially eyeing the Hot Hemmer!!!!

  3. Jane Moore — October 14, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Wow! Looks fabulous! Can’t wait to try them.

  4. Rebecca Coyle — October 14, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    All great ideas! Makes me wonder, “why didn’t I think of that!”

  5. Becky — October 14, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    Love everything Joan. #pressperfect.

  6. Mary Ann — October 14, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    Oh yes! A box full of great ideas and “must haves!” And perfect stocking stuffers for some quilty friends.

  7. Denise — October 14, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    Wow: Looks like some really awesome things to iron with. Really helpful.
    Thanks Joan for being so smart.

  8. Penny D — October 14, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    I can’t wait to get my hands on these babies!!! I can see they are going to be perfect for my purse/tote making not to mention doll and baby clothes!!! Love the idea! Thanks Joan and Clover for the new goodies!!

    Penny D

  9. Kathleen Graas — October 14, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    Wow, huge CONGRATS on this accomplishment…I am sooooo PROUD of you!
    Kathleen

  10. Debbie Rhodes — October 14, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Oh wow !! Can’t wait to get my hands on these… what great products.

  11. Terry — October 14, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    Congrats! Looks like my shopping list is getting longer :)

  12. Judi — October 14, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    No more burned fingers: What a concept!!!!

  13. Lori Ehrman — October 14, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Congratulations Joan. Can’t wait for Sue Sandritter at Quilt Trends to get them in the shop.

  14. kate maeda — October 14, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    I sure hope these end up at my Joann’s so I can take a look up close. You could mention to clover that it would be nice if we could read the front and back of the package on the website.

  15. Sue Goecker — October 14, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    I am amazed at all the new and very handy tools Clover comes out with all the time.

  16. Julie @ Jaybird Quilts — October 14, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    This is SO exciting!! I can’t wait to try them all out, especially the iron finger!! I have burned myself one too many times!

  17. Susan .C — October 14, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    So excited to see these and can’t wait to try them out! Clover and Lazy Girl – what a great partnership!!

  18. Glenda in Florida — October 18, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    Wow! Congratulations!!! I was just reorganizing my “Clover drawer” in the sewing room last night. I might have to go to two drawers to fit in all the new goodies you have designed! There are several that are on my “must have” list.

  19. Gwen Smith — October 20, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

    Nice to see you back, I’ve missed your posts. New Clover tools look great

  20. Chris — October 22, 2013 @ 1:53 am

    I can’t wait for the Press finger. I’ve been using homemade items like Dowel rods for years.

  21. Judy Sovereign — November 14, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    Love your patterns and Ideas. You inspire me.

  22. Sandra — December 16, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

    There are a lot of ‘aha’ items here. I just can’t wait to use these items, and find other uses of them as well. I’m off to see if the local fabric stores have them in yet.