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Thread: Ironing Board Covers... do you wash them or throw them away?

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    I just throw them away and get a new one. By the time I need a new one they generally have been starched and scorched enough they would probably fall apart in the wash.

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    I've washed them and then, when I can't keep it looking clean anymore, I cover it with another like np3 for the extra padding!

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    Thanks for the replies. The one I have on my ironing board has threads sticking to the surface from starching. I don't like to use my "quilting" cover when I am ironing slacks, blouses, etc.

    I was afraid to wash it until now, for fear of damaging the washer..LOL

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    I throw mine out...they are cheap enough.

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    I wash mine until they fall apart, then I wash them some more! lol

    When the holes get so big that ironing is a problem, I leave them on for extra padding and cover them with another.

    I need to make one soon, mine is worn out again!

    I have found that making a baking soda and water paste and rubbing it into the stains and letting it sit for awhile helps get some of the brown stains out.

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    I just use them until they are shot and throw them away.

    (wash them? there just aren't enough hours in the day and they aren't that expensive to replace---I have to add that I saw a darling cover made out of Dolly Dingle fabric at a recent class I attended that someone had made.......)

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    wash

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    I throw mine away. I have never thought about washing one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    I've washed them and then, when I can't keep it looking clean anymore, I cover it with another like np3 for the extra padding!
    Me too! In fact I just bought a new one today, but need to wash the old one first. Maybe I'll have time tomorrow to fit this into my schedule,lol!

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    Spic N Span will work too. Just add to wash water. Your washer will also be nice and clean when cycle is done!

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