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Thread: Small Ironing Board for Sewing Room - Need Suggestions, Please

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    Wow Sak658 that is really nice Like how it matches your chair!

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    You don't need to worry about what you will put in the bins. You are a quilter. Give us storage and we will fill it.

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    I have an old chest of drawers that originally had legs. I cut off the legs and that makes the top 36" high. The top with the addition of a cutting mat makes a great cutting surface. With an ironing mat it doubles as an ironing surface. It also provides me with three full drawers of storage space and two small drawers that hold cutting and marking tools etc. I attached wire mesh racks designed for storing wax paper etc. in a kitchen on the sides. They hold my wonder under etc. along with other stabilizers and there is even room for a small portable iron to hand off of the side. I hung a rack above it meant to hold lids etc. that holds my rulers etc.

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    I use the tv tray with batting and fabric staple gunned to it... and it is great! I love it because it can just sit beside you, and you can sew and iron as you go. Kathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilttiger View Post
    Since you want a small ironing board, the one you are considering should fit your needs well since the space underneath is not being wasted. The large bins can be used to store packages of batting, scraps, fusible/interfacings and similar large items you may have in your sewing room.
    I was also thinking that this looks ideal for a small sewing area. I would store bags of batting in the 3 sections below as they have to lay somewhere!

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    I'm in the process of making my own as well using a similar process to joyce888.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658 View Post
    I love mine that I made from wooden tv tray from Walmart..around $7. sure is convenient by my machine..used aluminum foil next to wood..then 2 layers of batting and then fabric..made it with elastic around the edgeAttachment 430773 so I can slip it off to wash...
    I like your idea of using elastic so it is removable. I just got that tray for my Hubby to use for his laptop. Maybe I should have bought one for myself. I have an ironing board cover that I did not like the fit on large board that would make a good cover I think?

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    I think I would use a wooden covered TV tray.

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    While the link to Penneys looks interesting, when I need a small ironing board, I use a wood TV tray with a towel folded on top. It's sitting height, and I can put it right next to the sewing machine. When sewing somewhere other than home, I have a small portable ironing pad I can use with a small iron (or larger one if I feel like carrying it).

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    Thanks to all of you for your wonderful responses/suggestions! I'm still thinking about this, but leaning toward the one in the link I provided since it would provide a little larger surface than the TV tray. I dunno ... I'll think about it tomorrow ... but not much longer. I'm too impetuous to wait long ... when I make a decision, I'm ready to get 'er done!
    Kerry
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