Press any pieced or embroidered block with ease. The density of this high-quality 100% felted wool mat localizes heat to the seams and stitches, effectively pressing both sides at once. An added bonus? The texture of the wool stops fabrics from shifting so there is no distortion when pressing. They create a perfect pressing surface for your embroideries, quilt blocks, garments and more! Mats are convenient and portable as you move from your home sewing room to the classroom. Keep one next to your sewing machine when you are working on foundation paper piecing or another, frequent ironing project. The rounded corners minimize wear and tear.
Tips and Tricks
For best results, use a dry iron when pressing. When pressing an embroidered block, iron on the wrong side. The wool mat will cushion the stitches and retain the texture of the embroidery design. If the mat feels damp after use, hang to air-dry before storing. Wash the mat occasionally by rinsing it in cold water and hang the mat until dry. If you choose to use starch, wait to press the fabric until it is completely dry. Starch build-up can scorch the mat if not cleaned properly. Recommended surfaces for the wool mat include Formica, Corian, stone, and metal (an ironing board). Wood and painted surfaces should be avoided. Never place the mat on a rotary cutting mat when pressing. The heat could warp the cutting mat.
Ironing Mat measures 13 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ x 1/2″ - perfect for most quilt block sizes.