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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Wool Ironing Mats

    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird View Post
    I've read and seen the demo on the wool mats too. I "almost" purchased one but before hitting the "add to cart" button, I recalled I had a 100% wool blanket in storage that we do not use. I decided to test it prior to buying the mat. Yes, there is an amazing difference using the 100% wool as a pressing mat. I was more than pleasantly surprised at how flat the blocks really were. I gave the purchase some major thought after the test and decided to continue to use the wool blanket instead. Why? I saturate my fabric with spray starch prior to cutting and believe the starch probably penetrates the wool as I press the blocks with steam; I can wash the blanket and I am uncertain the mats can be washed plus I imagine there would be shrinkage.

    If you do not have a 100% wool blanket or wool fabric to use, I would consider making the purchase.

    (FYI, I folded the blanket into several layers (approximately >1" thick) for a pressing mat to fit my ironing surface.)

    Hope this info helps.
    Thank you so much for this idea! I already have a Steady Betty, and it was fairly pricey, so I would never have bought the felted wool pressing mat.

    Of course, being a Californian, I couldn't imagine that I might own a 100% wool blanket. But then I remembered a treasure that I have tucked away.

    My father raced harness horses, and his champion horses had monogrammed blankets. My parents had miniature monogrammed baby blankets made for my brother and me, and I still have mine. What a joy to bring that out of storage and use it in my crafting.

    My DH also thought this was wonderful and is so happy to know that this treasure will be used in the making of other treasures.
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Default Re: Wool Ironing Mats

    If any one is interested QIAD has them on sale today all 3 sizes 40% off.

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    I've been going to get our wool blanket out (harbor freight had for $5 and we bought 3 or 4) and after reading Snowbirds post, I'm going to do it!!! Worth a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgie Girl View Post
    If any one is interested QIAD has them on sale today all 3 sizes 40% off.
    Yes! That is the deal I got - a 12 x 18 for $29.97.
    Donna

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    Default Re: Wool Ironing Mats

    I ordered one. I think it will be very nice to use.

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    Default Re: Wool Ironing Mats

    Thought I would share, I just picked up this one. I was a little apprehensive but it is perfect!
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RLNFQY6

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    Default Re: Wool Ironing Mats

    I went to Joann's and got some wool off the bolt. (not the felted wool) It was $24 a yard, but I had a 50%-off coupon. It works for me.

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    Default Re: Wool Ironing Mats

    Quote Originally Posted by BevW View Post
    I went to Joann's and got some wool off the bolt. (not the felted wool) It was $24 a yard, but I had a 50%-off coupon. It works for me.
    Will washing it result in a reasonable facsimile [sp?] of felted wool?

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    Default Re: Wool Ironing Mats

    If you are interested in having the affect of wool, buy a wool coat at goodwill and cover your ironing board with the coats dissection. Or make one of several layers of the size mat you desire.
    When I first got my mat I did not like it, it stunk. The reason it works so well is because of the loft of the pressing surface allows the iron to press the thicker seams into the mat, therefore getting a totally flat press.
    My routine is forever changed. Finger press the whole block, then press-my block. I love mine so much, I bought one for mom so she can have pressing enjoyment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KPH View Post
    Well, I've never heard of them, but since wool and I don't get along I doubt that I'll ever have one.
    Like you, I don't get along with wool too well, either, BUT I love my wool pressing mat! It really does make a difference. Best price I have seen is at Quilt in a Day when they have a sale. Mine is 12 x 18 and I *think* I paid between $30-35 for it, but can't remember for sure now.

    You really don't have to handle it, but I have not had any problems with the wool making my hands itchy like it does with wool fabric.

    Maybe someone you know has one and you could test drive it?
    Donna

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