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Thread: Applique Pressing Mat

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    Hello there, I guess this is my first official post.

    I took an applique class last night and learned about the Applique Pressing mat and it really seems very useful. Anyhow, this morning I wanted to continue on with my project but I don't want the steam a seam to stick to my ironing board and I have lots of little flower petals to put together...I had a flash...I went to my kitchen and took out my non-stick silicone baking mat and tried it. I finished a leaf and no problems. I am going to experiment a little more while I wait for the real applique mat to arrive. Has anyone tried this?

    I love this board and will come out of lurkdom more often to share.

    Later
    Peggy

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    Great idea... Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank You for sharing your idea. I hate that mess on my ironing board.

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    I have heard that parchment paper works well also. I haven't tried it yet, but cookies sure don't stick.

    Mary

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    What a great idea. I never would have thought of that. And welcome, we are glad to have you here.

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    Welcome! I have one of those and use it all the tme. The only thing is your iron doesn't glide very well. And watch out, it gets hot!

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    All you need is wax paper or parchment paper. Both do the same thing and are much cheaper. Thanks, G

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    i have an applique mat and still got steam a seam on my ironing board. my suggestion is to use a piece of muslin on the ironing board with it.

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    I read somewhere that you can use freezer paper, too. I don['t do much applique-ing, so have the mat, but have never used it (don't we all have something like that?)

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    I use the Reynolds Release Aluminum foil, but will try parchment paper, now, too.

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