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

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    Small Ironing Board for Sewing Room - Need Suggestions, Please

    I've been looking for a smaller size ironing board for my sewing room. I've been using one of those table top thingies, which I dislike very much. If you had this one, what would you use the three bins for? (The top raises to access the bins, and they are also removable.) Just trying to think this through. I'm also open to any suggestions. I just don't have much floor space available.

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    I use a 2 x 4 plastic table and covered it with ironing padding that you buy, then made a colorful cover for the top. The table raises high enough that I don't have to bend over to use it.
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    Never seen this type before but it looks like it could be handy. I am sure you would find something to use the bins for but at the moment I don't know what.

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    You can make yourself one in any size you need. Purchase a 3/4" thick piece of plywood (most home improvement stores will cut the size you need. Paint a layer of sealant on the board (I use Gesso) then cover with a layer of Insul Bright and then a layer of Teflon Ironingboard cover fabric. I stapled the coverings directly to the wood.
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    Not bad. you could put scraps in that project you are currently working on. Or clothing you're going to use for later projects.

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    The only time I needed an ironing board next to my machine was for a crazy quilt.

    Since I tend to chain piece the ironing can wait and then I get the opportunity to get up an walk around.

    If I did want an ironing surface I would make it as above or go to a thrift store and get one of those old wooden folding TV tray tables and the use that surface for the ironing pad.
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    I have one that hooks to the top of a door and folds down for use. Got it at a garage sale several years ago.

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    I used a wooden tv tray with a beach towel on top of it and set it right next to me. I fold it up when I'm not using it.

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    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.

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    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 edgeName:  Covered tv tray 002.JPG
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