You’ve probably seen or heard about wool pressing mats but don’t know much about them. Well they are a dream to use and come in 6 sizes from a four inch square for mini projects, mid size which are quite portable making them a great choice for retreats and classes, and a new size large enough to cover your ironing board surface.
Below is some information on the wonderful wool pressing mats by The Gypsy Quilter.
If you haven’t tried these yet, here are the details and why you should:
Press any pieced or embroidered block with ease. The density of this high-quality 100% felted wool mat absorbs seams and stitches, effectively pressing both sides at once. Block knitted projects as well by pinning them directly to the mat. An added bonus? The texture of the wool stops fabrics from shifting so there is no distortion when pressing.
Tips and Tricks
The pressing mat can be used with a dry iron on any surface. If using steam, place the mat on a protected surface since moisture does go through the mat and can harm the surface below.
Never place the mat on a rotary cutting mat when pressing. The heat could warp the cutting mat.
If mat feels damp after use, hang to air-dry before storing. Wash the mat occasionally by rinsing it in cold water and hanging the mat until dry – especially if using spray starch.
Safe surfaces include Formica, Corian, stone, and metal (an ironing board). Wood and painted surfaces should be avoided.
A wool mat is a handy tool for quick pressing when kept next to your sewing machine.
Please remember: These pressing mats can be used with a dry iron on any surface. If using steam, place the mat on a protected surface since moisture does go through the mat and can harm the surface below.
Perfect for that quilter on the go! But what about when you are in your sewing room? We have the answer for that as well! There is now one big enough to fit your Sullivan Big Board Ironing Board – a whopping 22 x 59 inches! This 3/8″ wool mat is the perfect choice for pressing entire quilt tops.
For the dream pressing table set up combine the large 22″ x 59″ mat with a Sullivans Better Board at a reduced price when purchased as a combo set.
Watch the video below to see more about The Gypsy Quilter Wool Pressing Mats.
We currently have some special pricing in effect until May 8th so stop by the shop or find them online HERE to place your order today.