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Thread: What kind of IRONING Board

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    Do you use - Do you have a free standing board or is it part of a cutting board or a table .

    I am at the moment using my mother's old ironing board. I do have a 12 x 18 cutting and ironing pad to use for piecing. But I was thinking of covering a board with batting and flannel and incorporating it into the new cutting table I am planning on creating.

    Any suggestions?

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    Mine is a big board on top of a dresser. The dresser wasn't quite tall enough so my son built a riser for it.
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    I have a home made one that sits on top of my cutting table. I like it a lot because if I am pressing a quilt top or a lot of yardage I can slide it away from me as I press with no wrinkling.

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    I just bought a 15" wide board at Bed Bath & Beyone, with a wire shelf under it and iron rest. My DH is suppose to be making me a rectangle 24" x 48" to fit on top for ironing large pieces-I say "suppose to" because we have had the materials for 2 weeks and he hasn't gotten off the couch to do it yet! I also have an ironing blanket 21.75"x28.25" to use for small bits on the table when needed, and I have a mat my machine sits on that I can use the iron on for really small chores. I still tend to get up and use the iron board, though.

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    I have a Big Board on top of my regular ironing board (a sturdy relic) that I love.

    However, when that is covered with stuff, I use the June Tailor pressing/cutting thing for pressing small pieces.

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    My sister managed to get my mothers old ironing board that had an electrical plug for your iron built in (you plugged in the cord from the board to the outlet) and a retractible arm to hold your iron's cord out of the way. It was really sturdy, too. Wish I could somehow manage to convince her to give it to me!! They don't make 'em like they used to!!

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    I have a 2x8 piece of plywood with holes drilled in it, set on a cheap shelf with batting and a wool blanket. I am however in the process of doing a change up on the sewing room, so it might change, but probably size only.

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    Love my Rowenta ironing board...hubby got it for me from Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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    Love my "Big Board" that I got back in the mid 90's. Sits on regular ironing board which makes height adjustable as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    My sister managed to get my mothers old ironing board that had an electrical plug for your iron built in (you plugged in the cord from the board to the outlet) and a retractible arm to hold your iron's cord out of the way. It was really sturdy, too. Wish I could somehow manage to convince her to give it to me!! They don't make 'em like they used to!!

    I have one similar but mine is a lot larger than the american size ironing boards as it is from Germany. Have the electrical cord but 220 doesn't work here so am unable to use that feature now. Not sure of the exact width and length but it is more than double the American size and works well for me.

    I have thought about the big board and am still considering it. Also have a small ironing station by my machine for when I am piecing so all of that work is done so only really need it for the final pressing of the front and back before quilting. I can see the advantage of having the big board just not thrilled about having to move it on and off for when I do my normal ironing....and yes I still iron our clothing old fashioned as that may sound.

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