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Old 12-04-2019, 03:31 AM
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I bought one from the Featherweight shop and I love it. It really does make the seams flatter.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:59 AM
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I like the idea of making "pillowcases" for them.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:25 PM
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This shop is having a sale on wool mats right now:
18" x 12" for $25 14"x13" is $22


meant to add that I'm not affiliated in any way.

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Old 12-04-2019, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
I like the idea of making "pillowcases" for them.
hmm. Will wait to see if that does anything to make it less effective
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:08 AM
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They are pricey, but maybe it's where I got mine. It came with a nice bag to put it in but I think it was expensive. I can't really remember. I know it was on sale but nothing from the Featherweight shop is cheap.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:12 AM
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I have tried the felted wool blankets and fabric but it is not pressed and firm That makes a difference. Not that the blanket won't work to be a good pressing cover but it won't be like using pressed thick mat.
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:59 PM
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Well I got a nice surprise yesterday - I had asked my friend to pick up another full side horse mat for me so I could make it into a long rectangle for my ironing board - she went to pick it up at the shop and it was half the price of the one we got about 6 months ago....$20 vs $40! My lucky day!
I recognize it might not feel quite as dense as the much more expensive gray felted ones, but it's good enough for me. It does make a difference in how things press. Very worthwhile investment on my part...
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:51 AM
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Great deal Gemrm.
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Old 12-26-2019, 04:15 AM
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I tried the horse pad and while it works really well and is very affordable, I was not happy with the slightly musky sheep odour that it has, and which is released by pressing. The wool felt is not as dense as that of the pads sold for quilters, and is a bit rougher as well...so I am still on the hunt for yardage of felted wool similar in quality to the stuff you find in the pressing pads in quilt shops. I have a 3' x4' pressing table I want completely covered!

On the topic of flat seams with no pressed ridge from the fabric in the seam allowance, take a look at this video from Margaret Leuwen (love her tutorials), the pressing sticks are on my to-get list!
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by d.rickman View Post
I also purchased my wool rug also from http://ecorugpads.com and today Dec 2, 2019 -
I had a large piece of plywood the size mentioned above, and he put wooden turn handles onto the frame and it just fastens to my ironing board, and very easy to take off and put back on when I need to use it. I leave it on most and made 2 long pillow cases to snuggly fit over the wool rug, keeps the rug clean, and can be removed to wash it, then the other one replaces the other one. I also pin that pillow case with the rug inside onto the ironing board cover, so no little fingers can pull it off the ironing board.

I really like mine, as it really flattens the seams, make quite a difference when I use it. I think this is a really good price for the size I received.
Please post a picture, and describe the turn handles.
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