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Thread: Well, they didn't teach me this in Home Ec.

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    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
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    Well, they didn't teach me this in Home Ec.

    I turned my ironing board around so that the narrow end is on my right (I''m right handed). It gives me more surface to iron large pieces of fabric.

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    That makes sense, good idea.
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    Well - they didn't teach me that either, and it's such a logical decision, I'm jealous you thought about it first!!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I have been doing it for years!! put the iron on the skinny end.

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    Isn't it amazing how a simple little trick makes life so much easier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I have been doing it for years!! put the iron on the skinny end.
    Me, too! Works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I have been doing it for years!! put the iron on the skinny end.
    Same here. Drives my husband nuts when he wants to iron a shirt, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Same here. Drives my husband nuts when he wants to iron a shirt, lol!

    Peck- he just needs to stand on the other side of the board! lol

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    Please be careful ... the balance of the board can be affected, and easier for your iron to tumble on you.

    I solved the narrow end problem by screwing a piece of plywood on top of my ironing board ... extended the length and the width, so that now I have a nice big ironing board. And when PPing, it gives me a nice work station for trimming at the end of the board.
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    I put the irons on the skinny end of the guild boards and it was funny to see some of the members looking confused.
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