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Thread: Ironing Mat

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    Do any of you use the portable ironing mats? I want to get something like this to put on one of the fold outs on my cabinet so it's right there when I need to iron small pieces but I don't want to ruin the top of my cabinet either. Found this at Amazon.com for $4.99 so it's not a bad price.

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    No, I have the smaller reversible cutting/ironing mat that I love. I am going to check this out as well, thanks.

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    I have one I bought years ago at Joann Fabrics. Love it. Mine has a thin foam on the bottom and silver cloth on the top.

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    So I take it these are safe to use on the top of sewing cabinets?

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    I have one and only use when I don't have room for my other one. Believe it is omnigrid and it has the cutting surface on one side and ironing on the other and it folds up and velcro's closed. Comes in several sizes. Just like more protection for wood surfaces.

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    I would still put something in between just to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katydid2
    I have one and only use when I don't have room for my other one. Believe it is omnigrid and it has the cutting surface on one side and ironing on the other and it folds up and velcro's closed. Comes in several sizes. Just like more protection for wood surfaces.
    Is this it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I would still put something in between just to be safe.
    Like what? I don't mean to sound dense but don't want to damage anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimS
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I would still put something in between just to be safe.
    Like what? I don't mean to sound dense but don't want to damage anything.
    It really depends on what surface you are trying to protect. Others will have other ideas but here is what my sister did. She used a thin piece of plywood or hardboard covered with some of that non skid fabric that you can buy at walmart. Holds down the ironing surface so it doesn't slip and slide. Than set her portable ironing surface on that. She was using an antique dresser so wanted to be sure she wasn't damaging the finish.

    The product that Katydid2 has up above sounds good.

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    I have the small omnigrid one. Works great for travel or for small pieces. I use flexable trivet to set my iron on. Got it at Hobby Lobby with 40% off coupon. Works great to press seams and trim blocks. Let cool before closing to avoid damaging the cutting mat.

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