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Thread: new big board ironing table

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    Senior Member grammatjr's Avatar
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    My DH has made me the most wonderful little ironing table. I am going to buy the fabric to make the cover tonight or tomorrow. My question is if any heat resistant fabric would work, or if it MUST be something specifically for ironing etc (like the silver fabric typicaly used on ironing boards). I see others have used muslin over wool blankets, and some have used warm & natural batting. But, I wondered if I could use fabric that is listed as heat resistant and intended for sun shades, etc? I kind of wanted some fun fabric to cover it. Thanks for the input.

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    I made myself a big ironing board. I covered it with the silver, teflon fabric that they sell at Joanns by the yard. Then I put a muslin cover over that.

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    I made a cutting/ironing table and covered it first with WalMart batting then with a cotton fabric that has stripes on it. I stapled the stripe material carefully so that the stripes are straight. And now when I need to iron something straight, I have lines on my table to follow.

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    good idea, the teflon under the topper

    and I like the idea of the stripes to line things up!

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    I covered mine with cotton batting and then with canvas so it doubles as a wonderful pinning board as well.

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    I used one thin layer of cotton batting covered with cotton canvas, pulled it around very tightly and stapled to the other side. It makes a nice hard board pressing surface which I can pin into.

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    I took a class from a national quilt teacher and she told us that teflon stuff is for ironing clothes and to get rid of it.

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    I was wondering what you made the covers out of for ironing tables. When I get the addition going on the shop I was going to build an ironing table for the other wall behind where I have my sewing table set up.

    What did he use for the table top itself? I was thinking about using an exterior grade 3/4" plywood but I was not sure.

    I am glad this topic came up!

    Billy


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    I work in a custom drapery workroom and all our cutting tables are made with hemosate (SP?) which is techically underlayment for floors. It works really good for pinning and you can even iron on it. We also have a few ironing tables that has this as the base and then batting over that with drapery lining (like muslin) pulled taunt over it. You can buy the hemosate (sp?) at Home Depot 4' X 6' sheets I believe for around $24.00. My husband is going to build me one in our basement.

    HTH

    Sara :-)

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    wonderful subject! I mentioned making one of the bigboards to my friend, she volunteered her husband to make it for me :lol: Wasn't that nice of her, her hubby is a sweetheart and he would do it for me I am sure, but my own hubby said he will do it :lol: :lol: I got the pattern from the internet www.quiltcampus.net It does suggest, 2 layers of cotton batter and to use a heavy cotton on top, my neighbor using a muslin on top. I will post a pic, when I have it complete, it may be awhile but that is what I have planned. :wink:

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