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Thread: help making ironing board

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    Senior Member pad's's Avatar
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    help making ironing board

    Where do you find the fabric to make the large ironing boards??
    Is it specificate for ironing boards ??
    Thank You

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    Are you loking for the fabric that reflects heat?I made a small ironing service using a wood T.V. tray and 100 % cotton batting and then covered with heavy dec. fabric and set it next to sewing machine area to iron as I piece,it works great. Would think same would work for ironing board.Joann fabrics sells the reflector fabric,it's what you would use for potholders.Download coupon first.
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    I buy the silver ironing board fabric at Joann's. They have it online too.

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    I've heard of a people using canvas, duck cloth, reflective material, etc. I just used an old sheet and made a "pillowcase" type slipcover. I covered the board with thick batting first and then just slip the cover on and tuck the open end under. Works great.
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    I bought cotton duck. Covered the board with batt and then stapled the cotton duck on the back pulling tightly as if you were upholstering. Then I sprayed the cotton duck with lots of water and let it dry. Makes for a very tight covering.

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    I made mine with a square board 2 ft. square. Then I fold an old heavy towel in half, sew the sides together. Slipped it over my board. Made a cover with old sweatshirt material. It works fine and I haven't had any problems.
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    I made a big board out of 3/4" plywood to sit on top of my ironing board. The bottom has "guides" to hold it in place and prevent slipping. It is covered in aluminum foil, then a layer of thin batting and finally a fabric top, all stapled tightly around to the back. The fabric is some that I had found in a clearance bin at WalMart and bought with the thought of making some tote bags. I no longer remember what it is, but it's heavier and more like a denim than lightweight cotton. I'm very conscious of always lifting my iron to sit on its stand and don't leave it hot side down where I might scorch the ironing board or start a fire. If you make yourself a big board, you will LOVE it!!!
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LGbXou_u4c
    Sharon Schamber shows her method of making a pressing surface. I've made one 24" by 48" and covered it with a "pillowcase" made from canvas (cheaper if purchased from an art store, but fabric stores carry it).

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    Fabric all at Joanns everything you need .

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    You may be surprised at the price of the silver reflective fabric at Joanns...price has gone through the roof. I am in need to replace mine and am planning on going with Muslin, I'm going to make it with a string loop so i can remove and wash.

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