Wool Ironing Pad Update

Remember last fall when I bought my wool pressing mat? Actually, it was a saddle pad for a horse. They are the exact same material, a half inch thick and 100% wool. I bought one from State Line Tack.

This one measures a whopping 30 by 30. There was a coupon code for a first purchase so I got this shipped for about $30.

My only regret? I wish I had bought two to begin with. I just purchased a second one to completely cover my ironing table.

It was too thick to cut with my rotary cutter, but I did use it to “score” a line and then finished the job with my big batting scissors.

Much better! They are just sitting next to each other. I’ll use them like this for a while and then decide if I need to connect them somehow.

Have a great day!

PS Some people have mentioned a smell associated with these. I liken it to wet mittens. I noticed it for awhile with the first one, but it did go away in time. No smell transferred to my fabric. I notice it even less with the second pad. No affiliation.


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Wool Ironing Pad Update

  1. Yvonne says:

    I love my wool mat. Bought a little one last year in the US and with my last visit a big one. Your’s is awesome!

  2. I did notice a smell with mine, but it went away after I’d used it for awhile. I use a very hot iron, and mine scorch, so they are not looking as nice. I do have a small one that is approx. 6 x 9 that I got from Fat Quarter Shop. I use that one quite a bit as it’s handy for pressing small blocks.

  3. ChristieB says:

    great idea!!! I love my smaller mat, but do wish it was bigger, so will have to look into the saddle pad! thanks for sharing this. HUGS… and stitches

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