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Thread: new ironing surface

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    new ironing surface

    Well in the making anyway. Today I bought a real sturdy microwave cabinet with a shelf & bottom storage for $6 at a thrift store. Already had plywood in the garage & I'm going to make a cover for it. I'll have an ironing surface 24 48 when done! I'll post pics when done.
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    oh yes, pics please
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    Sounds like you have a solid plan. Good luck with the execution of this plan.
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    Thanks. Thankfully my friend warned me to wash the fabric & batting 1st!! IT SHRUNK!! I'm using canvas & 2 layers of warm & natural.
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    clever idea. thanks for the post

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    You have a really clever and useful idea. Be sure to post pictures when it is finished.

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    Not my idea, my friend has one similar.
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    If you are using canvas for the top of your ironing surface, I suggest that you attach it first (use a gazillion staples) then use a spray bottle with VERY hot water and spray it down. This will shrink the canvas to the board and will never wrinkle or buckle. I also suggest that you use an insulation layer such an insulbrite along with your batting - helps preserve the wood underneath. Have fun!

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    I am not using staples so I can wash it. I already washed the batting & canvas in hot water to shrink it. I am going to put the batting in between the layers of canvas & use elastic :-).
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    I posted the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    I am not using staples so I can wash it. I already washed the batting & canvas in hot water to shrink it. I am going to put the batting in between the layers of canvas & use elastic :-).
    what a good idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    I posted the pics.
    Where did you post them? I don't see them on this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    Where did you post them? I don't see them on this thread.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ml#post7247270
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    Good idea for an ironing surface...

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