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Thread: Ironing board

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    I was watching the tutorial to cover a pizza box and ended up looking at the ironing board she was using. I looked it up on line and found it at Walmart.com for $249.00. Is an ironing board really worth that much? I know it has a very nice large surface, but I guess it can be done with a piece of plywood. Anyone has this board?

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    this is the video that she was watching on the pizza box

    http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/09/0...age-solutions/

    I don't have that ironing board, but looks interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I was watching the tutorial to cover a pizza box and ended up looking at the ironing board she was using. I looked it up on line and found it at Walmart.com for $249.00. Is an ironing board really worth that much? I know it has a very nice large surface, but I guess it can be done with a piece of plywood. Anyone has this board?

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    $249 for an ironing board? That's a lot of fabric you could have instead.

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    Made my own big board. I hate the new light weight ironing boards they are too wobbly and they rock too much.

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    I made my own ironing board:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-32673-1.htm

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    My DH made my board for me many years ago. Bought a piece of 1/2" plywood. Cur in half lengthwise. Put braces, using scrap wood, around the sides so it would not slide. Covered with regular batting, then cotton batting. Made a cover out of muslin and I have a nice big board. At the time it was less that $25. Big difference from the $125 it was going for then.

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    That's a cool ironing board, but I wouldn't spend $250.00 for it.

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    Mine was 126 dollars at Lowes. It hangs on the wall in a cabinet.

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    I saw one at the Sewing Expo, it was called the Big Board.

    I wasn't willing to pay big bucks so I made one for myself.

    It's really heavy, I guess I only need one piece of board.... I used a high loft batting, it's really squishy, I think I should have just used a cotton batting.... I covered it in the same silvery material that they used on ironing boards....

    Anyway, it's setup next to my 5' sewing table downstairs. I now have a 5' by 6' area for quilting.

    My cousin said that it could be made using Luan, which would make it much lighter.

    I guess when I have some time.....

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    i dont have a big ironing board ,but i made a small one to set beside my sewing machine .press my seams as i make them ,i used a t.v. tray, and stapeled batting and muslin on it .it works great and im'e not running to the ironing board all the time.

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