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Old 08-20-2021, 10:01 AM
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My friend bought a wool pressing mat, that fits a t v tray. Her question is what would use under the mat so as not to ruin the the wood t v tray when using steam?
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Looking to hear what those that have one say ...... but to me, is the wool mat not thick enough to provide enough protection for the wooden TV table? Otherwise, one would think they would provide "user instructions" with the mats, being that many others would be putting the mats on wooden tables.
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Old 08-20-2021, 10:23 AM
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The lady at the quilt shop didn't know what to use either, and no instructions. I told her maybe everybody uses it on their ironing board.
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Old 08-20-2021, 11:03 AM
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I use mine on top of the big June Tailor pressing/cutting mat I had on the tv table.
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Old 08-20-2021, 03:44 PM
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I just have a folded regular old bath towel under mine. you probably don't need anything if you are doing minimal ironing or have enough time between irons to allow things to cool. however, if I have done a lot of chain piecing and subsequently have a lot of ironing to do, I will iron in different corners of the mat (for example, in a clockwise fashion), again, to allow one area to cool a bit. Constant or sustained pressing in one area is what I avoid. is it necessary? I have no idea, but that's what I do.
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Old 08-20-2021, 05:33 PM
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I use mine on my ironing board so I'm no help. I think if it was me, I'd get something else use it on.
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Old 08-20-2021, 08:25 PM
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I use an older cutting mat the size of my wool pad under it. Works great..
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I used Insul brite, cotton batting, and canvas cotton cover when I converted a wooden tv tray table to a mini portable ironing board. I plan to add a wool pressing mat to mine, (one day when I re-cover mine), and will just put it on top of the batting and underneath the cover. I don't use steam but even if I did, I don't think the steam would reach the wood of the tray through all those layers.
here is a link to how to do this. Also Missouri star did a you tube video on making an ironing board out of a tv tray and she used elastic on the cotton cover instead of stapling.
I love mine and have used it for about 8 or 9 years. Bought the tray table at a thrift store for $5.00. Perfect for retreats and workshops.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHpzQ3_fqxM
https://blog.american-quilting.com/?p=1908



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Old 08-21-2021, 04:54 AM
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Thank you, everybody for the suggestions. I'll tell her the suggestions, and she can do what works for her. This site always comes up with good ideas.
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I think I bought my wool pressing mat for M'Gennis...
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