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Old 02-20-2021, 05:51 AM
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I just purchased a wool pressing pad. A friend told me to put it in a pillowcase and use it that way.

Is this the way it is supposed to be used? Comments, please ....
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:55 AM
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I use mine "naked". But it is new and I didn't know any better. Also, I don't use starch with it. I love it. It's the 13/14 inch square.
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:07 AM
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I don't use a pillow case. Mist with water if needed for stubborn wrinkles. Use a bath towel when using spray starch but towel is not on my wool mat. I love the mat and like so many other tools....how did I survive without it? (Thinking microwave, cell phone, sewing machines with lots of doo dads.)
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:26 AM
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I never heard of that but it may be a good idea. Mine sheds a little. I don't know if they all do or not. Mine came from The Featherweight Shop.
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:42 AM
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I use mine as is. I get scorch marks on it but they are easy to scrape off. It's wool so it's washable. I have the big wool mat to fit my ironing surface and several smaller ones. All are several years old and holding up fine.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:21 AM
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I put mine in a pillow case. I can wash the pillowcases easier than washing the wool mat.
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:15 PM
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Mine is the same size. (I make a "stabilizer" of vodka and water (the vodka is made with either grain or potatoes and that's where the starch in it comes from. BUT is is totally disolved so its like misting with water.) So I get the starched look but no mess! or residue!
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:33 PM
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I've had mine for a couple years now. I don't cover it with anything. I spritz water, spray starch or Best Press at will and don't have any problems.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:45 PM
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i use mine naked. I spray water and starch and don't really treat it special. it does great. the only thing I have done wrong was when I ironed heat and bond to it. oops. but with a bit of work, water, and scraping, it recovered just fine!

There is a slight odor to it when i use it for long periods. not sure if the pillowcase would hide that better.
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Old 02-22-2021, 04:29 AM
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Mine started getting scorch marks on it after awhile. So I took a disposable razor and shaved it off. Since then I've been laying an old linen tea towel over it to prevent the scorch marks again. It seems to work just as well as with
the cloth over the top.
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