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    Its been a long time since I bought one of these....

    http://www.allbrands.com/categories/...ome-ironing-fo

    I didn't realize how much the price of ironing boards has raised..

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    Pppffft. That's just THAT website. You can get ironing boards at Target, Walmart and Sears, anywhere from $16 to $75. Of course, the fancier they are, the more expensive they are.

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    Just think of the fab you could buy with that money

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    Gracious alive!!!
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    Is it embossed with gold? ha ha!

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    I actually know someone who has one of those. No wonder she has no money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Pppffft. That's just THAT website. You can get ironing boards at Target, Walmart and Sears, anywhere from $16 to $75. Of course, the fancier they are, the more expensive they are.
    I agree, I would not pay that much.
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    There's usually an abundance of ironing boards at Thrift Stores.
    And at minimal prices!
    Just check that they sit solid and are at the height you want.

    Plus ... I would never have a narrow ended ironing board for quilting again.
    Too awkward when pressing yardage or quilt tops.

    A Thrift acquisition takes away the guilt of adding a piece of plywood to the top of an expensive new one to create the perfect quilter's pressing centre!
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    For that price it would have to include someone to do my ironing for me. May in Jersey

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    We saw an ironing system in Shipshewana this year that cost $2600 US. It was kind of a steam thing & puffed the board cover up when you went to press your pieces. Needless to say... I didn't stick around for the full presentation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    We saw an ironing system in Shipshewana this year that cost $2600 US. It was kind of a steam thing & puffed the board cover up when you went to press your pieces. Needless to say... I didn't stick around for the full presentation!
    That sounds like the professional setups that dry cleaners have.

    I was at Goodwill this afternoon and spotted several ironing boards, one of them a good sturdy one (not those flimsy T-legged ones, those always seem to get loosey-goosey), it was from Target, still in the packaging, and was $20. Not bad!

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    I have a 1968 Sears Roebuck Ironing board that has rarely been folded and put away. It has the mesh top and the most beautiful and still very shiny chrome legs. It's stable and heavy. When I see the prices on the new things they call ironing boards, I think mine will be worth a small fortune some day! Would be a shame to have one of those "never ironers" put it out for the trash collector when I am gone.

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    I would never spend that much money on something I don't enjoy doing. LOL
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    I bought an ironing board just like this at walmart for about half that price.

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    I haven't used a full size iron board in over 10 yrs.
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    Oh my Its time to go to your nearest thrift store No matter how much you do or don't spend on an ironing board guess what-You still have to do the ironong

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    Like the thrift store idea, will have to watch so I can make a Big Board, thanks for the suggestion.

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    My son made me a quilting ironing table, One rectangle folding table from Walmart...one piece of plywood, batting, iron board fabric from Joann, staples....great big board, I can slide the plywood portion off to give me a corner for doing sleeve caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchit123 View Post
    Oh my Its time to go to your nearest thrift store No matter how much you do or don't spend on an ironing board guess what-You still have to do the ironong
    I hate thrift stores. They stink. And the stuff you buy from them stinks for ages. I have a small car and will happily order stuff on the internet so the nice man in the Big Brown Truck will bring it to my door. I bought my big board too. The nice man in the Big Brown Truck brought it to my house. Cover and all. I didn't have to go to a lumber yard. Hunt up a saw or glue or nails or anything. I just put the cover on it and started ironing.

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    This one was the cheapest they showed, I have had mine just like that for years also.. no more than I use it, I don't think it will ever wear out..

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    Whooa! that is a little on the high side. Mine is a hand me down from a couple of little old ladies, sisters, that were in their 80's. That was over 40 years ago. It is wellllll used still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntryquilter View Post
    I bought an ironing board just like this at walmart for about half that price.
    Me, too, and I think I paid $35 or $40 for it.

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    Glad I don't have to purchase one any time soon. Of course you can always shop thrift stores and yard sales.

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    Hey, I use a reliable iron and just love it. Has good weight without being to heavy and adjustable steam. I would bet it is an ironing board that would last several lifetimes. I like Reliabe products and I am not affiliated with them in any way except for using their product!
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    I would check out thrift stores. You are more likely to find an older, more steady ironing board. I bought mine for $5 at Goodwill and it is made with thicker metal...think ironing board from the 50-60's...and is much sturdier than any new one!

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