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    Missouri Star

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    Hello! I've had a wool pressing mat beside my machine for about 3 months now, and I love it. I use it for small units and blocks such as the Splendid Sampler 2 which I am doing as well as for foundation paper piecing. It really saves time and I love the results I get! One big caution I was told before I bought is that the New Zealand wool mats are preferable because there is less sheepy odor with them. I did get a New Zealand wool mat and it doesn't smell. I use my mat to dry press. Only rarely do I use a spritz of water.

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    Missouri Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Last_Unicorn View Post
    I have and use both. I lucked out and found a tip here to buy a wool saddle pad liner from an online tack store. Love the results pressing on a wool mat, but the ones marketed to quilters are hideously overpriced in my opinion.
    I ordered one of the wool saddle pad liners last week and I love it! It's 30" square, fits perfectly on the table beside my sewing machine, and the price can't be beat. It really makes a difference when pressing blocks. I waited to order because it was out of stock for awhile. I think there may be more quilters than horse orders ordering these. LOL!
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    Applique Angel

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    I use one of these with baking parchment folded over when using fusibles.
    before getting I was using folded towels, on a tiled surface.

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    Fabric Fanatic

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    I just purchase a wool pressing mat that is just perfect! I found this quilting blog Sewn Up which is awesome! Teresa has a huge following and some great tool recommendations.

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    Missouri Star

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    Here is a little tip for ya. I used to have a dog, and have a short handled hold in your hand brush for getting pet hair off clothing, furniture etc. It is not sticky like a lint roller. No bristles, just all these little rubber nubs. It was great for getting dog hair off the mats in the car. Well I discovered it is fantastic for getting all the stray threads off my wool pressing mat, and works like a charm on my cutting mat too.

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    Shiny Thimble

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    Wink Re: Pressing Question

    I would not pay full price for one.
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