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Posted on: 5/23/14 9:03 PM
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Category:Ironing equipment & supplies [ Reviews]
What is this notion used for?
Steady Betty is a pressing surface, primarily used for pressing quilting pieces. I purchased the 16x16 Steady Betty.
There are lot of other "Betty" items, such as Betty Bands for free motion quilting, a Betty board that can be pinned into on one side, The Pedal Betty, Ruler Betty, Steady Stilleto, and various ironing board covers.
Did you get your money's worth after the purchase?
Yes! I ordered some hemstitched linen/cotton towels for embroidery. After the initial wash and dry, they were very bunched up, especially the hemstitching. Using the Betty was extremely helpful to hold down this bouncy fabric so I could stretch the hemstitch back out to normal while ironing.
It seems that the covering is made of a semi fragile composition, and they do say to be careful with it in the literature. You cannot pin into the regular Betty.
Is this notion easily available?
Yes I got mine from Nancy's Notions, on sale and with an additional ASG coupon code. It's also on Amazon, and likely at the local quilt shops.
Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, and I plan to place it next to my sewing machine, and use the travel iron to make pressing of smaller pieces go much faster.

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Melinda In Tulsa said...
I have the large Steady Betty and for me a great investment.
6/3/14 6:20 PM
Lookingpast said...
Thanks! I've been thinking about getting a Steady Betty and am glad to hear you think it's worth the investment.
6/6/14 12:03 PM

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