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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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    So my question - Is the 1/2inch thick enough? I guess if others use an old army blanket it should be. I have an army (but was US Air Force as my dad was a fighter pilot in WWII and helped to liberate France) blanket (his) that I washed for pressing but I just hate to cut it up as it is in good condition and knowing that it was his. Of course, if I do cut it up to use I would think of him every time. He pasted away last year at the age of 100 just two months shy of his 101st. It's not like a I need a reminder. I think of him all the time anyway. (Probably too much info in this post sometimes It just helps to rattle on)

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    Ditto here . Just ordered one.

    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
    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!
    Helen T.

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    For Canadian readers....After reading this, some quilt friends and I ordered a couple from Pleasant Ridge Saddlery. One of the quilters has picked them up and later in the month I'll get them from her and cut them for us to share..

    https://www.pleasantridge.ca/index.php/pad-liner.html

    They seem to be the same product, but theirs are tan in colour. I'm not sure what shipping would be, we were able to pick them up as they're close by.
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    I bought one of the ready made ones when it was on sale for half price. I've not gotten the response that the videos show. I don't think the iron heats up hot enough. I have a compromised source of electricity and must unplug the beast all the time. Marcia

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    So excited, mine has shipped and should arrive in a few days. Looking forward to giving this a try.
    Helen T.

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    I have a compromised source of electricity
    Oh my that sounds dangerous.
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    I would love to hear feedback after you get your wool mats. I am very interested in any odor that may come off of them when ironing.

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    I haven't yet received the mats as I haven't been up to my friend's house to get them - that happens on Saturday, so Sunday I should have an update for everyone.
    I will say, that each 30 x 30 inch mat will be cut into 4 - 15 x 15 size ones and with taxes in, it will be less than $10 (Canadian!) for each of us. No shipping of course certainly helps with the affordability!
    Here's hoping they look as good in real life.....if not, I can return them but I'd really rather have them be suitable!
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