Black Mat for Applique

Discussion started by Tribblemom 5 years ago

If you can't find the Black Mat used in the video, try searching for a "Steady Betty" pressing surface. They come in different sizes, 12" square, 16" square, 12x16", etc. The smallest one starts at about $32 and prices go up from there. However, the best deal I found was buying the small ironing board cover kit which is 14x60" for about $27. Four friends could get that, and cut into 14x15" pieces for a fraction of the cost. The Steady Betty holds the fabric when I iron so there is no stretching - sometimes I forget to "Press" and instead move my iron around, so this helps to keep my fabric blocks from becoming distorted.

There are lots of options for the Steady Betty available on ebay or Amazon and some quilting suppliers carry it, too.

 

~ Kathy

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Tribblemom
Tribblemom
Reetbobeetz: Video on the Appliquick Tool:
thequiltshow.com/…
5 years ago
Tribblemom
Tribblemom
I recently bought a sticky mat for use while stenciling on fabric. It holds the fabric while I stencil fabric paint on it. Saw that you can iron on it - all the same features as the black mat in the applique video. It's called "Grip-n-Grip", 12.5" x 17". Got it for $15.95: cedarcanyontextiles.com/
5 years ago
idaho
idaho
Got mine, too !...And the Appliquik tools. I think I will enjoy both !!
5 years ago
zippitydodaw
zippitydodaw
Yesterday I received the black mat from Willow Lane Quilting, Yay.
5 years ago
idaho
idaho
I've used a Steady Betty pressing board since the TQS HST exchange,,,,and it is one of my best tools !! Over
priced I think,,,but worth every dollar to me!!. But it wouldn't be very good for use with fusible or any other
glue or sticky stuff. The foam surface would stick and tear,etc....and certainly wouldn't clean too well....
no spray starching on it either. dry iron or very lite steam.. Pieces stay sq. and true with little or no distortion.
5 years ago

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