Saturday, January 22, 2011

Now in a Mini

I popped into my local big chain fabric store yesterday to buy a chunky zipper for my current project (posting to follow upon completion) and saw this:

Is that not just the CUTEST thing ever??  It's a teeny flat sole iron. It was on sale. I had to adopt it. Who could resist? Those are 2.5" strip blocks you see there and I thought this little iron would be the perfect helper to keep beside the machine instead of jumping up to go to the "big iron" every time. We'll see if it works. If not, it's just the perfect size for surface design printing, or if nothing else, it would be the perfect studio paperweight. :)

I put that spool of thread in the picture for scale. It's Superior Threads "The Bottom Line" and I LOVE it in the bobbin. There are 1,420 yards per spool, it's a 60 wt. polyester, and it will fill up a bobbin that will last for a good while. Running out of bobbin thread is a big pet peeve of mine and this takes care of that quite nicely! It's also a nice weight for applique. No affiliation, just a happy customer.

Well, back to work...I have pressing matters to attend to!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That is the cutest thing... I could easily put that to use here too; I will await the performance report, I do love that Bottom Line thread too!

Colleen said...

I will be interested to hear how it works. I bought one last summer(it was green, I couldnt resist) but was not pleased with how it heated so I returned it. Maybe I had a bad one.

Terri said...

I have one of those too, mine's blue. Mine works great, I like having it beside me at the sewing machine when I'm doing foundation piecing. The only problem I had with it was the plug has a tendency to fall out. Have fun with it!

Salem Stitcher said...

Cute little iron! Of course, you had to adopt it.