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Wool Pressing Mat: What's all the fuss about?

September 29, 2020

Don't miss out on our Wool Press 'N Lock Tiles- the most innovative thing in Wool Mats!

Let Wool’s natural properties do the work

The Wool Pressing Mat holds the heat and steam and gives your pressing efforts an added boost. Less effort and better results.

Why? Because wool has natural fire resistant properties- it won’t melt, it won’t burn and it retains heat well.  Because it is heat resistant it pushes the heat back into your item.  That’s why we say it “irons both sides at the same time". The result is very flat quilt blocks and seams.  

It holds heat and steam like a brick oven

The heat goes all the way through the fibers. It's not necessary to use steam. 

You usually don’t need to use starch, but if you do, the wool pressing mat is felted so it can be easily cleaned by running under cool water and letting it dry.

It creates a nice, flat stable surface

The mats are ½” thick and a tightly packed 100% felted wool.  This allows to have a nice stable flat surface to iron on.

Your items stay put, no sliding

It does 'grab' your blocks and patches as you press—a really big help when you're pressing blocks into submission. You can line up an edge of your block with your fingers and give a bit of a tug as you pull it square while pressing.  Your items won’t slip like they do on a traditional ironing board and it does all this without pinning.  No distortion will happen to your blocks as they stay in place while pressing.

You can pin into the mat though if you need to hold your item down for whatever reason.

Hate using an ironing board for quilting and sewing pressing? They are never the right size, this can be setup right next to your machine for quick pressing during piecing.  It's solid surface and can easily be stored and traveled with.  It’s also great to have more than one if you really need to extend the size of your pressing area. 

It’s sized right

Our mats come in two sizes 14 x 14 and 12 x 18.  Set the small one up next to your machine while strip piecing so you can press and go quickly without even getting up.  The larger one is great for a larger pressing area.  Two together work well for larger projects.  

Why buy from us?

Why buy from us? Our mats are made and shipped to you from our warehouse in the US and if you aren’t happy, return your purchase within 30 days for a full refund.  The company we buy our mats from has been around doing wool and felted materials for over 100 years.  We buy direct from the factory and pass that savings to you giving you the value you deserve.  PLUS Shipping over $30 is free.

How to clean your mat?

We recommend cleaning your iron prior to using the mat for the first time to make sure you don't transfer things to the mat.  If your mat yellows, you can hand wash it and hang it to dry.  Don't put your mat in the washing machine as it may cause issues, but a simple hand wash should wash away most things. 

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3 comments


  • Hi! June you can sprinkle the wool mat with baking soda and let it sit for a few hours and then use your vacuum attachment to vacuum the baking soda out and it should smell better!

    Sewing By Sarah on

  • My wool mat smells like mold. How do I clean to get the mold smell out. Thank you 😊.

    June on

  • Looks good. Have added to my wish list. Thanks for the video

    Mark Bradley on

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