I was just about to make a large, portable, pressing mat that I can use to iron fabrics on my cutting board, when I ran into an issue.
I want to make the pressing mat 44" x 60", and be able to roll it up and put it out of the way when not in use and to be able to wash it when needed to remove starch.
I am using teflon coated fabric for the top, cotton for the backing and was about to use medium loft polyester batting for the batting, but thought about how it would come out in the laundry without quilting it. Quilting wont'give me the smooth surface I would want.
My next thought was to buy some Warm and Natural, twin size, fold it in half, and use that doubled up as the batting, with no quilting. I would catch the fold and the edges in the seams of the top and backing. I'm not looking for pretty, just efficient. Do you think this would work?
UPDATE: forgot to mention that I will put a couple of velcro tabs on the edges so that it can be pulled tightly and not move around when they are attached to the velcro glued to the underside of my cutting board.
Do any of you have a better idea to make one? It doesn't have to be as large as I wanted, but I do want it to be a size where I can press 44" wide fabrics at least 24" length at a time.