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Thread: How about this for a Wool Pressing Pad?

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    How about this for a Wool Pressing Pad?

    These are 100% wool pads made for going under a saddle. They are flat when you get them and this one is 30x30 inches for $23.54 US plus shipping.

    Under "Reviews" there are quite a few from quilters saying they love it!

    I guess I'm not the only horseperson/quilter.

    Watson

    https://www.statelinetack.com/item/m...ner/SLT901243/

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    My husband used to ride when he was young. I have one of the wool pressing mats and he thinks you would have no problem using one of those as a pressing mat.

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    Looks like a good, more economical wool pressing mat.

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    I never even thought about using a saddle pad. I had some of the felt ones back in the day when I was an equestrian. And I order from StateLine Tack on occasion. Good idea!
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    Dang, I used to have one but I'm pretty sure I sold it or gave it away.

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    My husband gave me some wool pants he bought for hunting years ago. They got too small for him. I cut and sewed them up for pressing mats

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    I think Old All Wool Army Blankets could be used also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frances41 View Post
    I think Old All Wool Army Blankets could be used also.
    This is what I did. My DH picked one up at Salvation army for a couple of dollars. I cut a piece of the blanket to fit my ironing board and use it as the only pad under the cover. Works well! I think I may have doubled it but I can't recall for sure.

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    I didn’t even know about them used for horses. I will check out State Line Tack (thanks Cash’s mom for the place to look) and thank you Watson. This city girl would never have figured that one out!
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    we've got a barn full of "riding lawn mowers" and never even thought of that!! Thanks!
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    I had to laugh when you said "They got to small for him." How kind!! I always thought I got too big for something!
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    I got one of the (expensive) quilting pads for Christmas, but I like the larger size, will have to keep this bookmarked for a future purchase! Thanks Watson!
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    I have been reading many articles on these mats and plan on covering my board with a wool blanket that has been washed many times since I had it on my be when I lived at home (50+)years ago. I am wondering if I could cover it with a pretty piece of fabric which would help keep it cleaner.
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    I ordered some wool for pressing for Southerland wool , I think. MIne is about 1/2 to 3/4" thick. I took it to a sew in today everyone loved it.

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    Wow- it is amazing what us quilters can figure out to use for different uses. Thank you for the ideas.
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    There is a Tack Shop close by so I will look at the saddle pads. I don't need another wool mat but I want to check it out. My wool pressing mat will not fold or bend but will roll up. I read that is how you know the correct felt thickness best for pressing.
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