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PostSubject: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptySun Feb 16, 2020 4:03 pm

Well I had promised myself I would not buy any more "gadgets" for quilting. I either don't use most of them or they don't work the way they are advertised. But I have been reading a lot of good things about these wool pressing mats and Cassie and I each bought one at the show on Friday. I used it yesterday and today while working on my scrap block and I absolutely love it. I have never pressed a block with so many bulky seams so flat. And I feel like it helps keep my bias edges from stretching too.
Cassie used it to press an embroidered block today and said the same thing, best press she ever got on her embroidery.

So I just wanted to share our experience with the wool in case anyone was wondering if the hype was real. It is real! They aren't cheap but I feel like they are worth it because I will be using it all the time.

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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptySun Feb 16, 2020 5:31 pm

I got one a few weeks ago when Missouri Star had one for their daily deal. I love it! Showed it to Bratt and she got one the next time they went on sale. The seams lay so much flatter and no need for starch!
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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptySun Feb 16, 2020 6:32 pm

I bought one from Amazon at a reasonable price. I love it. Unfortunately, so does Tiger cat. He wrecked one side, but I found a good cat-proof place to store it.
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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptySun Feb 16, 2020 7:04 pm

Wow, so glad you all found a great product and are happy with it, way to go!!

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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyMon Feb 17, 2020 3:25 am

Several people at quilt camp use them and swear they are great. Too pricey for me right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyMon Feb 17, 2020 1:10 pm

They are a bit pricey aren't they? I do hope they hold up and don't get all matted down with use. Not something I want to replace a lot. Guess time will tell with that aspect.

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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyMon Feb 17, 2020 3:33 pm

Good to know....I've been eyeing those!
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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyMon Feb 17, 2020 5:28 pm

Watch Missouri Star Quilts for a sale. I got mine for less than half price!
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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyTue Feb 18, 2020 12:22 pm

Thanks Anita! Will do.
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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyWed Feb 19, 2020 8:10 am

Holy crap! I just checked the price on Missouri Star - the 17" sq. one was listed for $40 when I bought mine a couple months ago not listed price is $60 for that same size! Has the price of wool gone up? That is the manufacturer list pries, mind you!
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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyWed Feb 19, 2020 11:03 am

Oops, I was mistaken. I have a 13.5" square one. The one by the gypsy quilter. Missouri Star has it for 36.95. Connecting threads has a different brand by mountain mist.
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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyWed Feb 19, 2020 4:44 pm

Amazon has a variety too. Some more wallet friendly than others.

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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyTue Feb 25, 2020 7:36 pm

I checked out the ones on Amazon. I'll have to check Connecting threads...I've bought from them before..
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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyWed Feb 26, 2020 8:42 am

I found some places where you can buy it by the yard (not cheap! but...) I need to recover my ironing board (badly need to do this) and was thinking about buying a big piece and covering the whole board under the cover. I like pressing on it that much. Cassie has my old big board for when she moves and we could get a pice big enough to do both and split the cost. So thinking on this option.

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PostSubject: Re: Wool Felt Pressing Mats   Wool Felt Pressing Mats EmptyThu Feb 27, 2020 8:04 am

So after doing some more reading and thinking about this, I don't think it would be good to put a full size felt mat UNDER the ironing board cover. It would not be good for the wool pad to have starch seeping into it and the wool will transfer moisture down to the wooden base and hold it in. That would cause problems. So I am leaning toward a larger piece just on top that I can remove when I need starch or steam.

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