A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Brittney from TheQuiltMate. TheQuiltMate is an ironing pad and she shared some of its best features with me:
– TheQuiltMate ironing pad was made to be easy-to-use and portable. It folds for easy storage, but then quickly lays flat for a smooth & firm ironing surface.
– Its backing is 100% silicone which protects surfaces from heat and moisture and also keeps the pad from slipping.
– After quilting classes, you can flip the pad over, place your cooling unplugged iron on it and then wrap up your iron and place it safely in your bag.
Well, I knew that the perfect place to put TheQuiltMate to the test would be QuiltCon, so I took one with me to try out.
As you can see by the fold lines on TheQuiltMate, it folded easily into my luggage that I took with me to Pasadena. The apron that I used daily at QuiltCon saw a lot of hard use, so I used the iron in my hotel room and TheQuiltMate several times to give it a press and help refresh it during the show!
The ties of the apron were especially wrinkled in the areas they were knotted and tied all day. Also, the fold lines in the mat all but disappear at the first touch of the iron, so if you have the mat out and about to use all day, it will look crisp and inviting after being unfolded.
With a quick press of the hotel iron, …
…my apron looked refreshed and ready for another day of use. I really liked the portability of the mat, and the table top surface under the pad did not warm to the touch under my use.
The silicone backing of TheQuiltMate kept it nicely adhered to the table surface and it did not slide around, which was a huge plus in my book. I will definitely be using it for all my traveling needs.
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