The avid crafter or apartment dweller needs to get their hands on a wool ironing mat. These portable alternatives to ironing boards are light, insulating, and easy to store. They will make your next ironing task a breeze. Read on for more about using wool ironing mats.
Using a Wool Ironing Mat
To properly use a wool ironing mat, simply unroll it and iron as usual. Avoid resting the iron on the mat when not ironing. Let the mat cool before you store it away.
Step 1: Unroll it and lay it on a flat surface
Our ironing mats can be used on any flat surface. The insulating wool will protect the surface from the heat of your iron. Simply unfurl and lay the mat wherever you would like to iron.
Step 2: Iron as usual
You can iron anything on your mat that you would otherwise iron on an ironing board.
Rest your iron upright. Do not lay it on the mat unless you are actively ironing something. You may want to invest in a silicone iron rest, which you can place next to your mat to keep your iron in close reach.
Step 3: Let the mat cool
Once you’re done ironing, you can remove all of your items from the mat and place them where they belong. This might be the hanging rod of your closet or wherever you keep your freshly pressed fabrics or craft items.
Let the mat cool before putting it away. This will help prevent mold or damage to other items that you store it with because the wool will soak up moisture from the air while heat is applied. A cool, dry mat is what you’re looking for.
Step 4: Roll it up and store it
Once your mat is cool and dry, roll it up and store it as usual.
Benefits of an Ironing Mat
Ironing mats are uniquely suited to insulate your flat surfaces from the heat of the iron. The wool in our mats draws in moisture from the air as heat builds up, so you don’t even have to use the steam option!
You can easily find a place for an ironing mat, which comes in 18” X 12”, 14” X 13”, or 10” X 10” for easy travel. The mats are rollable and will store next to your craft materials or wherever you keep your laundry items.
Ironing mats are travel-friendly because they can be rolled up with your luggage. You can also use them wherever you need to because any flat surface will do.
Ironing Mats Versus Ironing Boards
Ironing boards can provide a longer stretch of length to iron long sleeves or pants for
Ironing boards can be bulky and heavy. They are usually between two and nine pounds and can be more difficult to store. Ironing mats have comparatively negligible weight.
Ironing boards usually have a fabric surface, with layers of fabric stretched on top of a wooden board that has metal legs to prop it up as a table-top surface. Our ironing mats are square or rectangular and made of insulating wool which traps the heat from reaching whatever flat surface is below.
Crafters know that it can be infinitely more convenient to iron at your craft table with an ironing mat instead of transferring everything to an ironing board.
How Will You Iron?
Ironing mats can be a great functional surface for people who find themselves needing to iron but without the storage space for an ironing board. They are a great option for people in small apartments or people looking for the convenience of working on one flat surface.