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    My husband makes the ironing boards out of the wooden folding tv trays. He has used insulbrite on some of them and then place a piece of batting under it then the silvery stuff you get a Joannes. They are really neat and work great for small projects or traveling as they fold up.
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    There are no dumb questions, only dumb answers. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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    I wrapped a yard bag around a 2x4 piece of plywood. Then I covered it with cotton batting and then canvas and pulled it all tight before I stapled and then sprayed the canvas with water several times until it shrunk really tight. I also made some smaller boards from the scraps from the 1/2 sheet of plyboard. I made a muslin pillow case type cover so I could take it off and wash it to keep my canvas clean. Because it does not have much padding, it keeps the fabrics from stretching when you press. I love it and have given several of the smaller boards away. You don't need insulbright. The reason I used the heavy duty yard bags was to keep the moisture out of the wood in case I steamed.

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    2 layers of aluminum foil one on the wood and one above the batting but below the cover.>>

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    Nope no insulbrite - 2 layers of warm and natural under muslin. Ironing surface is 2x6 office furniture type table, not real wood, just laminate over some pressboard composite junk. No problems, works great - but for serious cutting I have to unhook it and put the cutting mat directly on the table
    SueSew
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    Mine is an old army blanket (wool) wrapped tightly around the cutting table and stapled underneath, topped with cotton duck. Works great!
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    No question is too dumb to ask - and besides, the rest of us want to know the answer, too!

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    I've got a dumber Q - does insulbrite have a right/wrong side? I've got a large piece but no instructions re it's use.


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