12 Days of Needful Things…Day 6

Day 6- Needful Things- Precision Mats, Iron off Iron Cleaner & Small Wool Pressing Mat

       Precision Mats- these mats are perfect for helping layout fusible web pieces to the exact placement of the pattern…the pattern can be easily seen through the mat. This allows you to place and then pick up the whole fused layout out of the applique piece and transfer it to the background.  Where then it can be pressed with lots of steam.
Here is a video from the manufacturer on how to use them…I made one but the sound did not work…uggghh….so CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
We have both sizes, but to me, there is only one I would buy and that is the larger one…This way you can do a much larger piece and you can always to any small shape…I sometimes have huge applique blocks.
          12×18  $40.00   sale   20% off   $32.00
          17×24   $50.00  sale    20% off   $40.00
Iron off Iron Cleaner: $7.30  Sale 25% off $5.48  Now is the time to replenish your supply….my iron often has to be cleaned.
Iron Off Hot Iron Cleaner

Mat $20.00   Sale 25% off $15.00 

Our Wool Ironing Mat is a favorite and we use them all the time….but unfortunately, we only have the small in stock…so keep this in mind for the future and put them in your wish list.   Primitive Gatherings has an everyday decent price on these mats, so anytime you order the price will be better than anyone one out there. 
Our sizes are:
20″x 58″ Large fits big board ironing boards.  $120
20″x 20″ medium mat-$50
12×12 small mat-$20.00   Sale 25% off   $15.00

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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!

54 thoughts on “12 Days of Needful Things…Day 6

  1. I have been eyeing the precision mats since is saw Dianne Ballay’s video! Thank you for including them in your needful things! I just had to get both sizes.

  2. I agree both mats, the precision and the wool mats are a Needful must, especially for wool applique! I do love mine!❤️

  3. I know for a fact that I need one of these, after watching his people use them it appears to be a perfectionist’s game-changer!

  4. The wool mats are wonderful. I have the large one and it is a great size. Enjoying learning about the precision mat.

    1. I have the wool pressing mat and love it and I also have the precision mat but haven’t taken the time to figure out how to use it. Will have to get the iron cleaner.

  5. I love my wool mat and have to keep the iron cleaner on hand always! The precision mat sounds like a really helpful tool

  6. We LOVE the Precision Mat!! No more fusible web on the iron, it slides right off the mat! Items easily fused like normal. I bought one for myself & a friend this year before I knew you had them.

  7. I love both of my wool mats and my iron cleaner. I do not have the Precision Mat but it looks like a great tool.

  8. I love my wool mat – I in need of the iron cleaner
    I think I have that precision mat I need to go dig for it!!

  9. I love my appliqué pressing sheet and also my wool mat. Great tools! My iron needs cleaning a lot-I must be busy!

  10. I love my wool mat for pressing wool – also works great for pressing embroidered and appliqued blocks. It tidys them up while not squishing them!

  11. I have all 3 sizes of the wool pressing mats from PG. I love them. This applique pressing mat looks really nice. I want/need one of them.

  12. I bought the small wool mat from Primitive Gatherings a couple of years ago and within a few weeks I ordered the large one. Wouldn’t be without them!!

  13. Love using the wool mat. Been thinking about the precision mat. Looks like I’ll need to add it to my tool kit.

  14. All great items! Don’t know how I ever pressed seams before the wool mats came along. The applique pressing mat looks awesome. Need to buy one of those.

  15. Wool mats are the best. Sure need that huge one for my ironing board. I too have not tried the precision mat

  16. I have the things you have listed today. I agree they are needful things. Someday I’m going to get that super large mat for my ironing board. BTW I received my order today, thanks so much. The note apologizing for the back ordered items was nice—maybe we will be returning to normal operations soon. What a headache it must be for you.

  17. i also have all of the items you’re featuring today! Looking forward to a larger ironing surface so I can have a larger wool mat … in the meantime I have 4 smaller ones!

  18. I love these wool mats! I have the large one and a smaller one too. I do a lot of small, precision piecing and these mats are a must for getting a nice flat block

  19. I watched the video about the pressing mat, and I decided, I can’t live without it. Especially doing all the wool applique I watch you do, and I want to do. Thanks, it is on my list!!

  20. I have the small and medium pressing mat. I love, love, love them. Once I redo my sewing room, I hope to get the large one.

  21. Is there a way to get a previous day’s needful item ? I didn’t get to look at yesterday’s (day 6) item, but would like to order when I click on it, I get today’s item. Thank you. Lisa Hartwig

  22. Love my wool pressing mats, but I’m not familiar with the precision mats. I wonder if it would come in handy for working on Twilight Garden?

  23. The precision mat is new to me. Looking forward to using it. Seems like a must for anyone who appliqués.

  24. I love this mat and agree just go for the large unless you are trying to use on top of a light box before you remove to press (if you do a lot of collage or needle turn appliqué) I have been able to do that, the mat grips the fabric well enough. I also recommend keeping the package it comes in to store it. I keep a wool pad on my big board and next to my machine with my small travel iron. These may seem like “luxuries” but you will be very happy with both.

  25. I love my wool pressing mat. I have two different sizes and use them all the time. I may have to invest in a big one! I have an old appliqué pressing sheet but I love the new ones you have. That will be going into my cart!

  26. I have two wool mats and they really are amazing!! I see that I need to add a precision mat to my wish list!!

  27. I have never seen these precision mats. What an excellent idea and would have been really helpful for my last projects I was struggling with the placement. Definitely a must have.

  28. Wow!! Love the idea of this Precision Mat!!!! It went if the wish list pretty quickly!! Thank you Lisa for sharing so many good things with us!!!

  29. Wool pressing mats are awesome! I have a small one that I always use when pressing blocks. I would like to get a much larger one at some later time. The precision mat looks like a very needful item. And of course, iron cleaner is always useful to have plenty of it on hand.

  30. Ha! Why didn’t I think of that! That precision mat looks like a potential game changer! I do enjoy my will pressing mats!

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