2017 Needful Things…Day 5


Now this might not be the wooly things you are thinking about…but just a little different..these are tools…not fabric…I have wanted these for awhile now and wanted to see them in person…I got the opportunity at Fall Quilt Market…to feel them..to justify how much they cost…they way better in person.

So…let’s take a minute to have a peek at my pressing area at home…see that beautiful towel I use to press on?

If you take the silver covering off my board it is all warped and has wood has been damaged by the steam…

The answer to this is…

What is this?…Here read for yourself…


I have talked to those who have used them…they swear by them…I now am a proud owner and  have been pressing away…the answer to the double folded towel that is just that…now my area also looks more professional…and yes..that’s counts.

Here are the details….

Wooly Felted Ironing Mat   17″x24″   

Regularly: $ 80.00

Sale:  $64.00   please add an additional $5.00 for shipping

Wooly Felted Ironing Mat  17″x17″  

Regularly: $ 60.00

Sale:  $48.00   please add an additional $5.00 for shipping

Now I have had these dryer balls for about 9 months… I knew they did a great job in the dryer.  I previously had the plastic ones from Norwex but Jeter thought they were his toys and somehow I ended up with only one…  But now…I will have my choice of color…if I am doing a light load I will now use the white ones…the darker ones with the dark loads…and so on..

FELTED WOOLY Dryer Balls…here is the story on the dryer balls…

Wool Dryer Balls have been around for years.  Nowadays, many of us are more aware of our energy usage.  And, the chemicals we are using (such as liquid softeners or dryer sheets) may unknowingly cause us harm.
             Why not try a natural solution!!

Wooly Felted Wonders, 100% Wool Luxurious Dryer Balls are an all natural product that significantly reduce your drying time by up to 25% with towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, cottons, naturally!   And, they extend the life of these items as they are not in the dryer as long!

Dryer sheets coat the fibers of your towels, reducing their absorbency!  100% Wool Dryer Ball bring that absorbency back!!  Your towels will literally suck the moisture off your skin!

The Natural Lanolin in these 100% Wool Dryer Balls helps reduce static.
It also helps reduce wrinkles and bunching up of sheets in your dryer. 

Extend the life of your quilts, blankets, clothes and towels!

*Reusable for 1,000+ loads
*All Natural Fabric Softener
*Cut drying time by 25%

Here there are in use….

FELTED WOOLY Dryer Balls come in White, Grey and Dark Brown.

Regularly: $5.00 Each

Sale: $4.00

Pack of 6  COME IN A BAG-2 of each color

Regularly: $30.00

Sale: $21.00

Click Here is the link to visit the site to order these needful things

I know anyone will love to win a pressing mat or a set of dryer balls…so tell me what you think about these mats and dryer balls made from 100% wool.  Do you have them, tell us about them?  Would you want them?  Just some thoughts please…

Today is another “little man” day….so this is what I have to look forward to…wouldn’t have it any other way…



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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

256 thoughts on “2017 Needful Things…Day 5

  1. That wooly pressing mat has been “talking” to me for some time. (As in saying, buy me). I just might treat myself to a wooly Christmas present this year.

  2. I think both the wool pressing mat and dryer balls sound like a wonderful idea and I am sure I need to try both. You come up with the most amazing things.

  3. That wooly ironing mat is something I need! Do the dryer balls make lots of noise bouncing around in the dryer? I’ve always wanted to try them.

  4. I need both of these tools. I told everyone money is my choice for Christmas this year, cant wait to order theze.

  5. Love your helpful tips, did not know about the towel and now even better an actual wooly mat to iron on. I have heard about the dryer balls, and I really should be doing this for both the environment and personal health. Thank you for your suggestions!

  6. I would love this pressing mat!!! I am always looking for better tools when it comes to pressing. I do have the wool dryer balls and gave as gifts to my children. I don’t like the idea of all the chemicals from those dryer sheets on my grandchildrens clothes that are so close to that precious skin. I love them!

  7. I have the wooly ironing mat and do love it. The wooly dryer balls might be a needful item for me!!

  8. These are fabulous–I’m putting the d
    Pressing mat on my wish list. I love the dryer balls. Hope to get some soon! Merry Christmas 🎄🎄🎄

  9. The dryer balls are great. The wooly pressing mat must be awesome. I need to add the mat to my wish list.

  10. I am definitely putting the wool ironing mat on my “need” list. It looks like something I would use every day.

  11. The pressing mat is on my Christmas wish list but I, like you, have to be really sure the expense is worth it. I think your blog has convinced me! I’ve never heard of the woolly balls in the dryer, but they sound like a great thing to try. Merry Christmas

  12. I am the one with the folded towel lol so this mat is something that I really think is going to be a must have. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. One of my girlfriends had this mat at retreat in October and we all oohed and sewed about t. She was given it as a gift. She swears it presses blocks flatter and really likes it. We instantly got online to all order one but decided that $ was a bit much. So awaiting for them to decrease in price. As for the wool balls, I have been looking at these for sometime but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. This is a perfect gift t win

  14. I had heard of the wool dryer balls but have not used them. The pressing mat is new to me but would be great to press my cross stitched pieces prior to framing.

  15. I do have small pressing mat haven’t used it much because we are building and not much time foe sewing. Have always wondered if the dryer balls really work. Would love to try them

  16. YES! I want one of each. Sometimes I look at new things and say “nice, but I don’t think I’ll really use it.” The pressing mat, especially, looks like something I NEED more than just want. If I don’t win it, I think I’ll have to come in to the store and (gulp) splurge on one of them!

  17. I have not used the dryer balls, but have heard great things about them. Also one of my goals this coming year is to do more things—would love a wool mat. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  18. Oh my! I’m glad to hear my Pomeranian – Buckshot isn’t the only one to confuse a dryer ball with his toys. I do not have the wool dryer balls or the pressing mat but would love to try them both.

  19. I’ve never heard of these! Interesting. Would love to try one of these mats. I need help for better pressing! Wish I lived closer to try/watch the pressing results.

  20. A wool pressing mat has been in my Amazon wish list for a while – but at a more expensive price? I think I want to order this. And the dryer balls… I’m all about not using those fabric softener sheets. They are on my wish list too! Aren’t grandchildren fun? My only grandchild, Hannah is now 14 and I sure do miss those days of toys all over the house!

  21. It looks like I will need to make more space in my sewing room for this pressing mat. It looks like something I would use often. I saw the wooly balls in a store but didn’t buy them, I should have, just didn’t want to spend the money at the time.

  22. I have been using wool dryer balls for a few months and they are nice for plumping up and softening my laundry without added chemicals. The wool pressing mat is an interesting concept. I too have used a towel on my pressing surface. I would love to try the wool mat.

  23. I have a small wool mat gonna order the larger one. I love love love mine👍 Did I say I love it?! I’m gonna try the dryer balls too😊

  24. Recently purchased one of the mats as a birthday present to myself. I haven’t tried it yet but am excited to do so … everything I hear about them is wonderful. Would love the dryer woolies … they sound wonderful, too, and have been on my list. . Thank you so much

  25. I absolutely love this pressing mat. I have the smaller one mentioned and it is wonderful for pressing my applique. I haven’t used the wool dryer balls

  26. The dryer balls sound interesting. Would love to try them. I am familiar with the pressing mat. Took some classes from a Judy Niemeyer certified instructor and she uses it all the time. Would love one!

  27. I use the dryer balls and they are great, they do exactly what you stated, mine are homemade would love the colored ones. The mat looks awesome especially pressing on both sides.

  28. These are really fun gifts!! I would love to use them myself! Especially the dryer balls, as It seems like every day I add to my age, is a day I become more allergic to everything!!

  29. I’ve hadn’t heard of the wool mats. They look really useful. It would save my back with all the twisting back and forth to the ironing board when I’m pressing little pieces. My daughter in law uses the wool balls in her dryer and loves them. I do have a wool pin cushion that I love.

  30. I have never seen the wool mats, they would be a great addition to my sewing room. I’ve seen the wool balls around , thanks for explaining their purpose. Sounds like 2 things I need.

  31. I would love to try the wool mat or the dryer balls. They sound wonderful. My husband does all the laundry so I think he would love saving time. I love the wool mat. What a great idea. My pressing surface is a mess!

  32. I have never seen the wool mats, they would be a great addition to my sewing room. I’ve seen the wool balls around , thanks for explaining their purpose. Sounds like 2 things I need.

  33. I would love the dryer balls. Not only helping the environment, but a cost savings over fabric softener as well! The mat looks like something I would love as well. Cute toy bin in the pic as well!

  34. I never knew there was a wooly mat for pressing. I will be getting one of those. Can’t wait to use. I do use the wool balls in the dryer and love them.

  35. Love the idea of the dryer balls…all natural. The wool mat looks a lot better than my scorched towel. Great gift ideas..maybe next year.

  36. I have heard about these items for a while now & has my interest peaked but the pricing has held me back. It would be wonderful to win these & I’d share comments about these items. It would be an excellent gift a Christmas time!
    Merry Christmas! 🎄

  37. I love my wooly balls for my dryer! Having had a gas dryer for twenty years, adjusting to electric was difficult, so much longer! I got these and they work so well! Cut my drying time significantly! Had never seen or heard of the Wooly Mats before, but you can bet I want one now!

  38. I have been looking at the wooly pressing mat and think that I need one. Also think I should try out the dryer balls.

  39. I have the Norwex balls too! Now I know why my big white dog has been nosing around the laundry room! Do these work better, your pricing is better. I just got a new ironing station and I think one of the mats would keep it looking good. Yea!

  40. I’ve never heard or seen a wooly pressing mat. As far as wooly dryer balls it looks like a great idea vs dryer sheets. I would love to try either one out.

  41. This is the first I’ve heard of the wooly pressing mat, it looks like a wonderful “must have”, I’ve seen the dryer balls but haven’t tried them yet. thanks for the chance to win

  42. My husband built me an ironing surface and I haven’t had it long enough for warping, but the ironing mats you show, … well those look great! My ironing surface is large, great for ironing large pieces of fabric but the mats you show, they’d be great next to my sewing machine. The felt balls, I’ve been using tennis balls… they’d be an upgrade for sure!

  43. Anxious to try both the wooly mat and the dryer balls, after reading your testimony. Sounds perfect. I think we’ll all be needing them!

  44. The mat looks awesome…I would definitely like/use one. I’m already using the wooly dryer balls. My husband has allergies and I can’t use dryer sheets. These were a lifesaver to reduce the static.

  45. I have looked at each of the items, but could not justify the cost. Now with your endorsement I will jump in. I have asked for a gift certificate for Christmas so I know what I will buy if I don’t buy them before. I would love to win either/or. As always, love Little Man photos.

  46. I’ve never used dryer balls of any kind and just figured they were some marketing gimmick, but I might have to give them a try. Years ago I purchased a silver colored Teflon ironing board cover, you know, the one that “doesn’t scorch”? Well mine was so badly scorched I had to throw it away…..maybe that wool ironing mat is something I need too.

  47. I have looked at these wool mats, and it made since to me, but was so expensive. I do use a towel and iron wool applique from the back…do you still do this so it doesn’t flatten the applique, or is the mat good for this also? If you are recommending it, I am sure it is a good product. I often wondered how the wool balls work to. I would love to give these a try.

  48. Hi Lisa, I would love, love to win the mat.
    It only makes sense doesn’t it? Looks like a great new product. Thanks for showing it to us.

  49. I can’t say enough good things about the wool pressing mat! I finally spent the money to get one a couple of months ago and I LOVE it. It would be awesome to win one for my daughter-in-law. I’ve been wanting to try some of the dryer balls. Looks like this might be the time to get some. Thanks!!!

  50. These products all sound great! I would love to try them all. The only thing I currently use wool for is applique!

  51. I have the wool ironing mat and really do think it does a great job, haven’t used anything else as a pressing mat since I got it. Could always use another one that is smaller too. The dryer balls sound wonderful, anything to help keep chemicals off of our skin would work for me v

  52. If the pressing mat is as nice as dryer balls one can only imagine how great it would be. I have been using dryer balls for a few months, they’re great. Hope you pick me!

  53. Pressing mat looks awesome! You certainly find the best items!
    I have used the wool balls for a few years- you can add drops of oils to them to make them scented!

  54. I would love to have the wool pressing mat. It would really be helpful on finishing my embroidered pillows. and my pieced blocks. I may have to try the wool balls for my dryer. my budget has not included these items.

  55. Hi, Lisa! Thanks for all you do and your giveaways. I’ve never used dryer balls but they sound fascinating. Would love to win them along the pressing board. I also use a towel for my wool pressing and the board sounds like a magnificent replacement for that! How nice to have a “grown-up” ironing area!

  56. The wooly ironing mat sounds wonderful, maybe my present to me or my purchase with the gift cards I will get at Christmas. I have heard about the wool dryer balls, love your explanation of the two.

  57. I bought the dryer balls and my husband thought they were a new type of tennis ball! Would love to try out a new pressing mat though.

  58. I hope my dream to own the wooly mat comes true. I didn’t even know there was a wooly mat until today. Thank you for introducing new products!

  59. I have wanted wool dryer balls for a while now, was hoping to get some as a gift. If not, I will be getting some in the new year. Had not heard about the wool mat, but it sounds like a very good thing.

  60. I have the wool dryer balls and I love them! They are wonderful! And I am dying to get the wool pressing mat! What a good deal you are offering! Thanks Lisa! Happy Christmas!

  61. I love the wooly pressing mat and dryer balls – I had never seen them before. Thanks for sharing these great tools.

  62. I would love the pressing mat for me RV, t protect my counter tops. I have been using dryer balls for close a year now and really love them. They do not make noise in the dryer. But they do help my dryer to get thing dry in one round of drying.

  63. Where have I been? The dryer balls sound interesting and that wool mat for ironing sounds fantastic. I need to try both.

  64. Thank you for sharing. I keep hearing and seeing the benefits of the mat, but now the balls. I need to get some of both. Especially the balls as the husband has softener allergies.

  65. Several years ago my spinning group made dryer balls out of wool roving, absolutely love them, would not be without them. I have been looking at the felted mat, and wondering about it, you have sold me on it. Thanks

  66. I have not tried either one. I have seen the dryer balls but not purchased them. I think the balls will be in my future for sure. The wool ironing mat sounds awesome! I need to buy myself a Christmas gift!!

  67. Both the wooly ironing mat and th,e dryer balls sound like a great idea. I especially like the mat idea. So much better than the towel (I use that too).

  68. Never heard about the wool pressing mat – not much wool + supplies available in my area. I’ve wanted dryer balls for awhile. Keep meaning to get some – just hasn’t happened yet.

  69. I have not seen the wool ironing mat but I get I would love it!! I’m probably one of those rare people that like to iron 🙂

  70. OMG, that pressing mat looks awesome! And I have been thinking about the dryer balls for quite awhile but have hesitated because I have two Golden Retrievers and their fur gets everywhere. Do you think the dryer balls would pick that up and become fur covered? I think I know where I will be spending my Christmas bonus! BTW, I figured Jeter would be helping Little Man choose which toy to play with! My Sunny would be stealing them and hiding them in the back yard! LOL

  71. I have a wool pressing mat – and ABSOLUTELY love it! In fact I have been considering buying another one for traveling to retreats. One of the best purchases I made this year!

  72. Your Little Man is so precious. I miss those days of walking across the room and stepping on those sharp little toys!!
    I have the small wooly mat and love, love, love it. It works great. I, too, thought it was a little pricey, but it really does its job. Would love the larger one, too.
    I am also a big fan of the dryer balls. I purchased one from a local Alpaca farm just to see if it worked. Works great!

  73. I just rebuilt my pressing mat but have heard good things about the wool types – they’re just a bit pricey. The dryer balls are on my Amazon wish list for Christmas, so they’re definitely a needful thing!

  74. I do NOT have the wooly mat or balls. I DO have a warped ironing wooden board, and I have dryer sheets. I do have lots of sensitivities…perhaps they are from the chemicals. OK, it is becoming obvious I NEED both the mat and the balls. By the way, I have the exact same view as you do today. We have our little man and little miss here this week…..and loving every moment of it!

  75. I would love to own these. They are spendy so I have not purchases. Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  76. First time I have heard of the Wooly mat, makes sense. I know of a few people that have the wooly balls and they swear by them. It would be great to win either one. Thank you!

  77. Ha,ha! Your “little man day” looks a lot like ours today!
    Yes, I want to try the ironing mat!!! The dryer balls are going to Phoenix for my mother, she also used the plastic ones. I know she would love those, at 93 she has tried everything.

  78. Hooray for offering these Lisa. My pressing mat is terribly warped and I need the woolly felted one. I use nothing in my dryer because of chemicals. I’m anxious to give the wool balls a try.

  79. Don’t have either of these….the wool mat is interesting….wonder how or if the starch will affect it……the dryer balls have been on my list to get…they seem like a win-win….. probably will save $$ and good for the environment!! Always appreciate you sharing!! Thanks!! Have fun with “little man”!! Having fun with our granddaughter visiting too!!

  80. That pressing mat looks wonderful. I am going to have to wait to order mine with all the Santa shopping yet. Yes, the dryer balls are the greatest. My sweet DIL uses them snd I need to get me some.

  81. I ABSOLUTLY love my wool mats! I first got a small one for retreats and loved it so much I saved up and got one for home!! Now I don’t burn my fingers so much!! Silly that I’ve never tried the dryer balls, as I’m so pleased with my mats! I really like the idea of not coating my clothes!! And Haahaa, my living room looks about the same! my grandson Andrew is here for the afternoon!!! Great fun!!!

  82. The wool mat looks like a great thing to have. Would love to win one. I use the dryer balls and they are great. I like the ideal of not adding any chemicals. Thanks for the chance to win.

  83. I’ve been using wool dryer balls for years and love them! That wool pressing mat looks intriguing—I just may have to invest in one!

  84. As I love all things wool, both of these items are quite appealing. Thank you for introducing new and interesting products.

  85. OMG…I’ve been thinking about wool dryer balls for a long time….I’ve attempted to make my own but just didn’t work the best! Love these…and the different colors. The wool iron mat-Brilliant!! What a great traveling ironing board…even for the living room (when I want to watch a movie while quilting)! 🙂 Thanks Lisa for these needful things!

  86. One of my friends just bought one of these wool pressing mats and loves it. Guess it’s time for me to get one. Would love to win it! Might just need those dryer balls too. Would share them with my daughter, who requested them for Christmas this year!

  87. I would LOVE one of these Wool Pressing Mats! Getting my pieces perfectly flat without creases is always an issue for me.

  88. Oh my, I’m excited about these products! So much so I just ordered the 17″ 17″ ironing mat, and 3 white + 3 grey wool dryer balls as my husband approved Christmas gift.
    Thank you for discovering these awesome products.
    Happy Holidays!

  89. I would love to own a wool preeeon mat! It would make an awesome birthday gift as my day is coming up 12/31.

  90. I haven’t tried either the wool mat or dryer balls but would love too! They sound like the perfect, natural alternative. I would especially like to see if my towels become softer and more absorbant……pampering at its best!

  91. The wool mat sounds interesting. I use my ironing board with a towel & of course there’s a lot of shifting around when my project is larger than the ironing board’s width. Have seen the dryer balls advertised but just haven’t purchased. At a craft show years ago, I did purchase balls of sheep wool formed to clean the leaves of your indoor plants. Works well. So these different items would be a nice prize. Thanks.

  92. I use wool dryer balls all the time. I would love to win the wool mat. It’s so much prettier than my folded towel!

  93. I’m all for flatter blocks. Yes, I use dryer balls. They definitely cut down on drying time, especially for those puffy mattress pads! Can’t wait to see what else you have on your needful list.

  94. The mats sound amazing! I would love to have one. I have never tried dryer balls. They sound like a good idea. I don’t like using dryer sheets. Have an awesome day!

  95. I’ve never heard of the wooly mats before but that sounds like just what I need to replace my old ironing board and the wooly balls are something I’ve been wanting to try. What great ideas!

  96. Just a caution, I used the wool dryer balls and loved them, however my husband who is allergic to wool started having skin problems so I had to quit using them. Gave them to my friend who loves them. I would love to try the wool pressing mat. I had not seen it before. I too have a warped desktop from using a regular pressing mat that I thought would protect the surface.

  97. I have wanted the ironing mat since I first saw it. Am giving the dryer balls for a gift this year. Thank you for chance to win

  98. I am a big fan of wool, always used it until recently as my wadding, but not like to use cotton for summer weight quilts. But a wool pressing mat is the ideal solution to ironing seams in the sewing room without having to put up a ironing board, great idea, would love to win one! If I dont then I will be searching local shops to buy one, thanks for the information.

  99. The wool pressing mat sounds wonderful! And yes I like the look, better than a towel. I have been wanting to try the dryer balls too. Do they cut down on static cling too?

  100. I just found out that fabric softener is harmful…the drier balls and pressing broad looks great and looks like it does wonders for all our quilts and personal items that we feel valuable…Merry Christmas

  101. The pressing mat is new to me, but I think I would love to use one!!! 😉 My DIL uses the dryer balls and says they are great…both items today are now on my wish list!

  102. Saw the wool mats at Houston show but didn’t research them at the time! Like the dryer balls so I’m sure the mat would be awesome also!

  103. The mat is intriguing. Wouldn’t mind trying that! I have used dryer balls for years but mine need replacing . I love how they work!

    1. I am pretty sure I “need” the wooly ironing mat!!!! I would use it often – maybe every day!!! I am already sold on the wooly balls – they really do make a difference in the dryer.

  104. Have used dryer balls but the wool one look interesting and will give them a try,. The wool mat sounds like an answer to our pressing issues.

  105. I read your info on the wool pressing pad and dryer balls. I didn’t know wool was so versatile. My sister is allergic to softeners. I think I’ll get the dryer balls for her😊

  106. I have heard of the dryer balls and think I definitely need them. The wooly ironing mat is new to me. I steam my wool projects and this mat would really be helpful.

  107. Where do you find these things? I would love to try both. The mat is pricey, though, but, in the end, who cares what it costs?? LOL

  108. OMG! I need one of those presseing mats. I use towels also and they look so crummy! I use the dryer balls and put lavender oil on them. Love them!

  109. Love the wool mat I purchased the small one a month ago and it is the best ……… I will purchase the larger size and the dryer balls. Your 12 days of Christmas products are the best!

  110. Yes, please. Love the snowflakes! Too bad we couldn’t get them for Christmas. I love wool and have been looking at these pressing mats for some time. It would be a fantastic addition to my sewing room. Working on a couple wool stockings for a future son-in-law and my first grandchild. Great idea on the dryer balls. I think I will purchase them and try some other essential oils. Love the smell of citrus too! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  111. I would be Happy To have any of these things They Both look wonderful!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  112. I would love either one, but the pressing mat is the best invention! My ironing board cover is a mess!😁

  113. I already have been using the dryer balls…They are wonderful! I have the cream ones and use for darks too, just used them to dry an old red wool sweater (will be a pillow as requested by one of our daughters) . They are still cream colored. Heard about the wool pressing mat…sounds awesone!

  114. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. I truly “need” this needful thing—- the Wool ironing mat. I just moved into a new sewing space and my ironing board does not fit. One of these mats will be the answer. Thank you Lisa for featuring this product.

  115. I have tried plastic dryer balls but was not really happy with them
    Have never tried the Wool ironing mat but will purchase it along with the balls & see how I like them both. Thanks for all the work to bring them both to faithful readers

  116. Both the mat and the dryer balls sound wonderful! I would love to try them out, thanks for a chance to win. Your day with little man looks like so much fun!

    1. I would live to have one of those pressing mats! Even my husband is tired if the way my ironing boards look! I wouldn’t mind the dryer balls either. I have never used dryer sheets because of allergies, but the dryer balls seem like a great idea.

  117. I have used the wool dryer balls for years and love them. Would love to try the wool ironing mat. Thanks for showing these to us.

  118. I’ve not heard of wool dryer balls but this is something I’d like to use. Would be nice to cut dryer time and static all without the use of chemicals. As for the wool ironing mat, I saw one at a quilt store recently but was a bit leary. Now, hearing your rave review I’d like to have one. Hope I win!

  119. I have the Pressing Mat and just love it! I would like to try the balls instead of dryer sheets. Are they noisy when running in the dryer?

  120. The wool pricing Matt and dryer balls sound fantastic. I like that they are natural, always love working with wool.

  121. I love using the dryer balls.. Work great.. It’s humorous though..I also had norwex dryer balls and went down to one when Kimber thought it was her toy!!! Lol! Would love to have the mat . Guess it will go on my wishlist as I dare not but anything more until after Soc Sec arrives..2 days after Christmas!! Grrrr!

  122. I haven’t heard of the wooly mat before but it sounds like a must have, so I shall. I’d heard about the dryer balls and have wanted to try them so now seems like a good time.

  123. I’ve heard about both. Would love try them both. My pressing board I have now I made and now that I am using more steam it is warping and I also noticed that my cutting mat that I had under it started to bow. Didn’t realize that the heat was going straight through ugh 😑

  124. I have the pressing mat and love it. It does make pressing the blocks much easier. Will have to try the wool balls. Love the pic of Jace and his toys! Merry Christmas Lisa and family!

  125. My best friend bought a wooly mat a few weeks ago. I wondered if this is worth the cost, but your comments convince me that it is! I have used bigger wool balls in my dryer for years & wouldn’t be without them. I would love to win the mat!💗🐑

  126. I just heard about the wool pressing mat, it sound very interesting. I’ve had the pressing balls on my wish list for a while-it’s a good time of year to grant wishes!

  127. I do not have a pressing mat , but would love one! I love the idea of the wool balls. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope you had fun with the little guy today!

  128. The wool mat and dryer balls look absolutely amazing – what a treat to own and use! I try to take things out of the dryer before totally dry to save on power and wrinkles – bet they would do the same. I just ordered another ironing pad and cover— mine has holes in it for using it so much – not on clothing either! My wools and cottons get a good press – what a treat to win this super pair!!!

  129. I am most drawn to the dryer balls, but would love one of those mats as well. My daughter had the dryer balls and I loved how their was so much less lint in the dryer screen than without them. And less chemicals in our clothes and towels is always a good thing!

  130. The wool ironing mat looks wonderful and would love to have one! The wool dryer balls sound amazing, I will be getting those to replace my plastic ones!

  131. I have a wooly pressing mat and I LOVE it!! I’ve debated for months about the wooly dryer balls, but I haven’t gotten any yet. Maybe Santa will bring me some!! 😊

  132. My son gifted me a wool pressing mat for Mother’s Day this year and I love pressing blocks on it. It is wonderful for appliqué blocks! Haven’t tried the wool dryer balls, but would love anything that refreshes towels.😉

  133. I have been looking at the wool pressing mats for a while but didn’t know if they were really worth getting but after reading your comments and those of others I think it will be a purchase in the near future

  134. Have not seen the ironing mat before but it looks awesome and is making my credit card nervous! Dryer balls are awesome and much better than dryer sheets – thank you for sharing!

  135. I have the dryer balls and I love them. I do think they help so things don’t get as tangled up in each other. I have never seen the wool ironing pad, but it seems like it would be wonderful for our stitches and applique.

  136. I already have the pincushion and absolutely love it. Wish you would stock them too! I’m ordering the mat and dryer balls now.

  137. I have been eyeing the pressing mat but like you, thought the price was just too high! Haven’t actually seen one in person. Would sure love to win one! Have never used dryer balls either.

  138. This is the first time I’ve heard about the wool ironing mat. Would love to win one. Right now I’m hand embroidering a label for a quilt that will be given as a Christmas gift.

  139. Your picture looks just like my living room because the grandgirls were here today. I shouldn’t say “the” grandgirls because only 3 of the 12 granddaughters were here today. Love it when I have any of them with me.
    Love the woolly treats you’ve got today. Wish u could afford them.

  140. I actually tried to make some dryer balls at one point. Um…epic fail! I think I used the wrong kind of yarn. Oh well, I would love to win the dryer balls! Of course the pressing mat looks amazing! It looks better than any other option but I would have available to me. I can’t imagine anyone that wouldn’t want one!

  141. Im a bit embarrassed….I never heard of either. however, as awful as my ironing board looks and as static as my dryer is this winter…..I’m definitely down to give them a try! Jmh

    1. I have heard of the wool mat but not the dryer balls. I would love to save energy and fluff up my towels.

  142. I have been reading more and more about the wool dryer balls. My husband was just complaining that the soft part on the inside of his sweatshirts isn’t as soft as it used to be. Would using these dryer balls make it softer??

  143. I have heard about both of these wooly items and would love to have both but don’t yet! So I would love to win one pretty please 😉

  144. I have the wooly mat on my Christmas list and I have been good this year!! I didn’t know about the wooly dryer balls – sound useful and should add that to my list but I think it is too late.

  145. My daughter is allergic to dryer sheets and I can’t stand staticky clothes …., they would be awesome to test out

  146. hmmm interesting wool mats. I have never heard of them, but sure sounds like it would work really well with working with wool. I do have wool dryer balls and really love them. I am not a fan of dryer sheets.

  147. I have dryer balls and I love them!
    That wool pressing mat looks great!
    Thanks for introducing it to me, I’d not heard of it before and now it is on my wish list!

  148. The woolen mat sounds wonderful. I love the organic, earthy look. Will definitely put it on my wish list. Thanks for the review.

  149. I just ordered both the mat and the dryer balls. Besides the good information Lisa provided, I read all the comments. I will admit it would be nice to win them. Thank you to everyone who has shared their personal experiences with these products.

  150. The pressing mat looks amazing would love to try one. I have not used the dryer balls. But have heard of them . Worth a try..

  151. The iron mat is new to me…quite interesting. But the dryer balls are something I have been looking at for a while now.

  152. I love using dryer balls in my dryer. I have not bought fabric softner sheets in over a year. The wool pressing mat looks awesome!!! I definitely need one of these.

  153. I recently saw the pressing mats and have been thinking of purchasing one. THe dryer balls sound almost too good to be true, but when I order the mat I will also be ordering the balls.

  154. That wooly pressing mat looks just so RICH! I’ve been wanting to redo my sewing room and this would be the best new addition ever!

  155. The pressing mat looks awesome! It may be something I will have to get. It would be great to take to retreats. I to have the norwex green dryer balls and they work great. I always wondered how the wool ones worked. I haven’t used dryer sheets or softener in years. When you know what is in the stuff it’s amazing it can still be on the market. So unhealthy! These are two things of interest.

  156. I have seen the dryer balls for sale and have been thinking of purchasing a set to try. I have not seen the woolly pressing mat, which looks wonderful. It seems that it would also hold the heat well, which would then benefit any items being pressed. Thanks for sharing.

  157. I’ve been intrigued by the mats and am so glad to see your review as I was trying to decide if they were worth the monet also. And I actually tried to order the dryer balls previously but they were out of stock. I’m thinking now that I need both of these items!

  158. I heard about the wool ironing mat years ago for tailoring. I have always wanted one but could never find them. They would also be great for blocking your knitting or crocheting projects. Many uses! Love the dryer balls as well!

  159. Love the look of both the mat and the dryer balls. Do you run into a lot static cling with using the wool dryer balls and no dryer sheets?

  160. The mat looks so interesting. Just over a year ago bought an all metal ironing board, the steam from my iron has rusted the metal surface and It’s started to stain my cover. I would love to put this on top of my cover when ironing

  161. Recently my husband brought home new front loading washer & dryer. (Don’t let husbands go to Fry’s alone!) I’ve found the dryer wads sheets and yardage into balls, hopefully the dryer balls will solve this problem. Wool is an amazing fiber, I’m anxious to try both of these proucts.

  162. Have never seen this type of ironing mat, it looks awesome, & I’m thinking I’m gonna have to get one, looks like it would wonderful to finish all my primitive gathering projects I have started! You can tell I use my iron quite a bit, my ironing board cover looks terrible!! I have never tried wool dryer balls, Sounds like I need to start, especially with my towels & sheets! I’m hoping that my kids listened to me when they asked me what I wanted for Christmas, PG gift certificates!!!

  163. That mat looks amazing, thanks for sharing. I was thinking that I needed to replace my iron, but now I think I want to get the mat first to see if that will make my iron more effective. My DH has been informed to add the mat to my Christmas list.

  164. Hi Lisa, It’s uncanny that you have the wooly mats on your needful things post… Laura, from the Dec PG retreat was using one & I added it to my wish list this year. I also saw the wool dryer balls in your store, and after reading about them, I want to try them! I love learning about new tools!! Thanks, Jakey

  165. I would love to try the wool dryer balls. They look so nice. I actually have a rug hooker friend who displays the ones she has in a wooden bowl. I would use mine esp since you explained how well they work. And the wool mat….what a nice luxury. Thanks!

  166. I have had the wooly pressing mat for over a year, it is wonderful and really does make a difference! The dryer balls are something that needs to come my way!

  167. My work space is small so I think the mat would be a great plus because I could ditch the ironing board. I have never tried the dryer balls but they sound great.

  168. I do use those dryer balls. No more fabric softener sheets for me! Love them. They are also great for drying your down filled jackets. In the old days I remember the instructions for that said to use a tennis shoe in the dryer with the jacket to “fluff” the down. Would love to have the mat.

  169. I love dryer balls but had not heard of the pressing mat. It sounds great! How can you go wrong with wool?

  170. Have used wool dryer balls for two years they are great do not use fabric softener any longer. The wool ironing mat looks interesting if Lisa recommends it I am sure it is good.

  171. New information for me. Really interested in the wooly dryer balls. My computer has been down, and I have been missing the 12 days of Christmas. So glad to see it again

  172. Yes! Yes! Yes! I would certainly use both of these items. I’ve been looking for a wool mat just like that. I’ve seen them used for under your sewing machine to reduce movement and noise. Think these are both on my needful list.
    Great offering!

    1. Love the idea of a felted ironing mat, sounds like a great idea. I also used to have plastic dryer balls, they would always come apart at the seams and were impossible to glue back together. Would love to win either. Just noticed that it has started to snow on your website, bundle up.

  173. I recently saw this mat on Quilt in a Day video and everyone was excited about them. Never used the wooly balls for the dryer but would love to give them a try for sure.

  174. I have tried wool dryer balls and would NEVER go back to dryer sheet😛, the wool mat sounds great would love to try one.

  175. I think you have sold me on the use of the wooly dryer balls and wool ironing mat. Both sound like very useful items quilters can use.Think i’ll sneak to the store to purchase and not wait for Santa to bring!

  176. Both sound useful and something that I need to try. Have only heard of wool dryer balls. I need to get out more obviously!

  177. I had not heard of either one and they both sound awesome. I would especially love to try the dryer balls.

  178. I would love the wool pressing mat for the hardanger ornaments that I make. The wool mat would help me press and steam without damaging the fabric. Can’t wait. The dryer balls are the best and such a good price. These would be a great gift to someone you care about. Also love that you share pictures of your grandson. When I have seen your son at quilt shows and comment about his son, he beams with pride.

  179. I have had the wool pressing mats and dryer balls for couple months and I use them a lot and love them. Once you try the pressing mats you will see how easy the pressing of wool is made, it makes such a difference, you will not be dissapointed with them

  180. That pressing mat looks nice and professional, hehe. I’d love to have one as I’ve done the towel thing a few times. I haven’t tried the dryer balls yet. I didn’t realize they work as fabric softener as well. I need to get some ;-D

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  181. I have a similar wool pressing mat & love it, even for pieced blocks!! Those dryer balls sound like just the thing to cut down on dryer time! I’m ordering those tonight. I wonder tho, does every load need 2 dryer balls or does 1 also work? Thanks!
    Merry Christmas to you & your family!

  182. My friend bought a wool pressing mat at Festival and is completely in love. I’d love to try one out!

  183. This is the first I’ve heard of the Wool Pressing Mat. Love it! Definitely want to get the wool dryer balls too!

  184. I have recently started doing wool applique. What fun! Would be even more fun to try out the Wool Pressing Mat and see the difference it makes. Love the idea of the Wool Dryer balls, save energy & no scent.

  185. Used a wooly pressing mat at a Rebekah Smith class. It is on my list of “must haves” after the holidays. I have wooly dryer balls and love love love them!

  186. I have never heard or seen the wool pressing mat. It sounds wonderful. I would love to try it, did you say you have one at the store? Dryer balls are great. If you pick me as the winner, it will give me an excuse to come visit your store sooner.

  187. I’ve seen these pressing mats and wondered if they worked well. Ditto for the balls. I would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity!

  188. I just might have to purchase both the wool mat and the balls! My pressing board needs replacing! Or maybe I will win them. Thank you for sharing.

  189. I have not seen or heard of the wool pressing mat, it sounds wonderful, will be ordering it today.

  190. I have never seen or heard of these but I can certainly see the value of both. I hope they will be available after the holidays. It is so nice seeing little man being a normal kid, having fun, being creative and playing.

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