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Thread: Finally made my 'big board' but with a twist

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    I'm really on a roll today. I'd say "Somebody stop me!", but please don't. I'm getting so many things done that I've been wanting to do for way too long. Maybe it's the sunshine, I don't know. Whatever it is, I'm happy to feel like I'm finally moving forward.

    I've been wanting a big board now for a very long time. In fact, I've had the board cut since we were building our house, and we're not in it 9 months. Can't believe hubby didn't throw it away on me!

    Anyway, instead of using an ironing board, I wanted to use my table to press. So what I did was made it the 'normal' way (layers of batting & cotton duck), but then after putting the board on top I laid a layer of felt so it wouldn't scratch my table. It's like one big padded board, and now I'm able to slip it behind my newly-hung quilt out-of-sight when not in use, and don't have to worry about scratching my wall or floor.

    Hope you are all having a great day. :)

    positioned right next to my cutting table
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    back side with the felt to protect my table
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    Very nice idea! Gorgeous quilt on the wall too.

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    Quilters are creators as well as inventors as we know what will work for us.

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    I need to make one of those. I could really use one.

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    So the felt keeps it from sliding? Or is it that it's heavy and doesn't slide around. Looks great!! The quilt is beautiful too!!
    Happy Stitchin' Linda B. on the snowing again!! Cal-Ore border

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    Great idea!!!! I've been longing for a "big board", but I really don't have the space to keep it up all the time. You've just solved my problem!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Way to go, and thanks for the idea!

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty_linda_b
    So the felt keeps it from sliding? Or is it that it's heavy and doesn't slide around. Looks great!! The quilt is beautiful too!!
    Happy Stitchin' Linda B. on the snowing again!! Cal-Ore border
    Particle board is REALLY heavy, so there's no problem with sliding, PLUS we're supposed to "press" and not "iron", right? ;)

    Sorry to hear about the snow. We've got sunshine here, but really cold (highs in the 20s today). Bring on the spring!!

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    What a great table/ironing board!

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