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Thread: Make a Big Ironing Board

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    Senior Member barbrdunn's Avatar
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    Hubby made me one that is 20 X 58 and it is perfect. Since I had an extra ironing board, he screwed the wooden top onto the ironing board, so that it is permanent. I can still fold it up to put away like the regular ironing board. Boy has it made a difference in how much easier it is to sew. Especially since I use lots of starch and I can cover a large area at a time. Had not heard about the holes, so think I may drill some just in case.

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    wow I always thought you needed to have a board with holes in it.

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    Nice board but you are not going to believe what I did. I look every where for an large ironing board that would let me iron the full width of fabric but they were all to expensive I gave up and made my own. I took an normal 18" by 54" board and one that hangs over a door and mated them. So now I have an ironing board that is 18" wide by 72" long. I love it for ironing large pieces of fabric. I use a normal sized one for most things but when I need more board I have it.

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    I have wanted one of the "quilt boards" since I first saw it advertised. Loved the tutorial, but what about the holes. Do you drill them and then cover w/batting and covering?

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    Are the wooden strips on the back angled to fit on top of your regular ironing board?

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    I think I will try your ideal but by sureing it to an ironing board,I think make it work. Will let you know.Thank you,CJ in Texas

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    The one we made we put the angled strips on the back to have the big board to the ironing board. Works well.

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    The directions I found online didn't say anything about drilling holes in the board so we didn't do it. I only have a $10 iron from Walmart and have had absolutely no problems with it at all. I've been using it for about 6 months now.

    I'm sure if you want to drill holes in it, go for it. If my iron dies then I will consider taking apart my board and drilling some holes in it, but for now, my board makes me happy :)

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    I need to get another ironing board at a garage/flea market sale and do this. Need to keep one board for clothes. :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    I need to get another ironing board at a garage/flea market sale and do this. Need to keep one board for clothes. :roll:
    I only have one ironing board - this just sits on top of my regular ironing board so when I need it for clothes or for just a quick something, I don't have to take out the big board.

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