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Old 01-09-2019, 06:26 AM
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Would an old wool blanket from the 40ís work as a ironing board cover? My mother used this one when training for a nurse and it has been washed so many times over the years that it is well felted and shrunk and just sitting in a cupboard.
This is what I did! Bought an old wool blanket at the thrift store for 8$ and put it on my ironing board to press my blocks. I LOVE the result!
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:49 AM
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Eleanor Burns/Quilt in a Day has the wool mats "on sale" for over 50% off in case anyone is interested.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:08 PM
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I bought a piece of wool like this also. I covered the top of a dresser for a large ironing surface. I also have a small table covered for ironing smaller items. I love, love it.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:48 AM
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being a thrifty bottom feeder... I cut open an old wool sock to test run the whole idea of 'presses flatter'.
I couldn't seen any difference
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:51 PM
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I just ordered a 100% wool 3/8 inch 3 ft by 4 ft for $38.41 you choose your size......
https://ecorugpads.com/wool-rug-pads...s-cushion.html
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:52 PM
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there is a discount code at the top of the site
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:11 PM
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I have ordered from eco rug as well. Note that you select the width (short side) and the length makes no difference in the price. If you want it 3 ft long, same price as 6 ft. I believe they cut it off a wide roll. So order it longer and cut it up
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:18 PM
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Are the ones from eco-rug 100% wool and nothing else? eta: after reading it looks like the wool ones are wool only. The "felt" ones may have other ingredients in them. Are the wool pads helpful if you don't use steam? I always use a spray bottle.

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Old 01-15-2019, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
being a thrifty bottom feeder... I cut open an old wool sock to test run the whole idea of 'presses flatter'.
I couldn't seen any difference
You wouldn't. The sock is soft not felted to 1/2 thick and not rigid like the wool pressing mats. You can't fold a wool pressing mat no matter how small. A wool pressing surface is soft and can be folded like a blanket.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
You wouldn't. The sock is soft not felted to 1/2 thick and not rigid like the wool pressing mats. You can't fold a wool pressing mat no matter how small. A wool pressing surface is soft and can be folded like a blanket.
So does that mean these 1/4" thick wool pressing surfaces don't really have any benefit beyond being a padded surface?
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