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    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
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    I have one of those too and it got really yucky so rather than get a new one I bought some plain white pillow cases and put it inside one and when it gets yucky I take it off and wash it and put anther clean on on. You can still see the lines on the pad and it keeps everything nice and neat.

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    i wash mine-
    i also have started pressing freezer paper right to my ironing board cover as a protective cover when i'm using alot of fusables---it is easy to peel off & toss when it becomes *yukky*
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    ...i also have started pressing freezer paper right to my ironing board cover as a protective cover when i'm using alot of fusables---it is easy to peel off & toss when it becomes *yukky*
    Now THAT is a GREAT tip!!!! Thank you for sharing it, CK!

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    It is good to know I can wash my mat and I also like the freezer paper idea. Thanks.
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    I did not know that washing it took care of the "yucky". Thanks for the heads up!
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    Now why didn't I think of the freezer paper?? that's a great tip..keep them coming!

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    Why can't you make you a new cover, would be better than throwing it away.
    Have a great day, grannyp70

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    I just use a good quality dish towel on my ironing board and when it gets too "boardy", I toss it in the washer.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    I have the Sullivan's hobby table that fits the 36" x 59" cutting board. Nancy's Notions sells a ironing cover for it. I use that and wash it when it needs it. But I do use the Elmer's glue method for doing bindings, so I use a muslin piece, folded over several times from my midarm practicing. When it gets so stiff that it could stand on it's own, I wash it, bleach and all. Surprisingly, bleaching doesn't seem to make a any difference on the thread.

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    The first quilt that I worked on I sprayed starch directly on the pieces on my ironing board. I ended up replacing the cover. Ever since then I have a small end table beside my iron board that I put a towel over. I spray the pieces on the towel now. If the pieces are longer like binding, I put the towel on the carpet to make a bigger area to spray. The towel is much easier to wash than my ironing board cover.

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