A friend showed me how to make a TV tray ironing board to sit next to my sewing machine. It's only good for blocks but its very handy. I took an old tv tray and an old ironing board cover and slipped it on the tv tray. Flipped the try upside down ,streched it and stappled it . It folds up for easy storage and its just the right size for next to my machine. I hope yall can use this tip. It really is a lot easier than getting out the full sized ironing board.