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Thread: Polyester batting to make ironing board

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    I'm making a new ironing board from an old table I have. I've noticed in the postings re same say to use cotton batting. Can I use polyester batting? If not, why not?

    I appreciate your help

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    It will melt!!! big time

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    YUP, MELT, Big time, I agree, Ask me!!!! :-D

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    It melts, and I'm pretty sure the fumes are toxic...

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    It will end up flatter than a pancake :wink:

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    Yup, it does melt :oops: :oops: I did a little test using polyester and cotton/bamboo ('cause that's all I had) - I put the pieces between two pieces of scrap canvas and set the iron to Linen and let it sit for about 1 minute

    The poly made a stinking mess
    and the cotton/bamboo - no problem at all

    I guess I should have done that first.

    Anyway, thank you ladies :oops: :-P

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    Good info the have.

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    cotton 100% of the way or flannel is also good no poly

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    It will melt and whoooooooooo the smell is awful!!

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    I never thought of it melting either. Thanks for the info!

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