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Old 05-26-2016, 06:28 AM
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Worth the money. I got one and love it.
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I use this. Omnigrid 12-Inch-by-18-Inch Fold-Away Portable Cutting & Pressing Station. It's super nice and easy to tote.




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Old 05-26-2016, 07:35 AM
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Your avatar look so interesting! Can you please post a picture of it? And I also swear by the June Tailor mat!
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:06 AM
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Connecting Threads have the Omnigrid press mat for 40% every so often. There are different sizes of them. I bought all three sizes at different sales. I use the large and smallest ones the most.
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:24 PM
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In Walmart on day I saw an ironing mat that was like thick material with ironing surface on one side. It just folds up then you can lay it out wherever you want. I thought at the time it would be good for travel.
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You could cover an old or new cutting board.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:18 PM
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I have this one too. It's great to take to class. And when my DH retires and we get an RV to travel, It will go with us.

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I use this. Omnigrid 12-Inch-by-18-Inch Fold-Away Portable Cutting & Pressing Station. It's super nice and easy to tote.


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Old 05-27-2016, 02:48 AM
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I still love my little ironing board with my miniature Conair steam iron.

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Old 05-27-2016, 03:22 AM
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I have an ironing mat, made like a huge potholder. Several layers of batting with a layer of that silver stuff that they put in potholders and a nice top and back fabric. It has minimal quilting so it folds up nicely and fits in a bag along with the travel iron. No board to deal with. Easy to transport to another room or another state.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:07 AM
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I was going to make one, but then read what Bonnie Hunter suggested...it was way easier 😊. I bought a June Tailor cut and press thingie and sewed up the sides of a bath towel to make a "pillowcase" for it. The terry cloth protects the ironing surface and can be tossed in the washer/dryer when it gets grubby.

I have never used the cutting side...I stick my 12x18 mat in the sack, along with any rulers I might need, to tote along when necessary.

We live in our rv, so this is what I mostly use for an ironing surface. It fits nicely on a tv table and I keep it next to me when I'm sewing, but drag it along to the clubhouse or guild when needed.

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Old 05-27-2016, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by lclang View Post
I have an ironing mat, made like a huge potholder. Several layers of batting with a layer of that silver stuff that they put in potholders and a nice top and back fabric. It has minimal quilting so it folds up nicely and fits in a bag along with the travel iron. No board to deal with. Easy to transport to another room or another state.
I have one of these as well. It has magnets in it and was designed to use on the top of a dryer. It wouldn't be that difficult to make one. I like it because it folds up (or rolls up) which is a plus over the fabric covered board.

I read a tip on here some time ago that someone used a fabric drop cloth that you find in the paint area of big box stores or they are at Harbor Freight I believe, to use as a cover for ironing surfaces. Less expensive than heavy fabric by the yard.
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