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Can quilt batting be used as a table top ironing pad

Old 09-09-2018, 06:23 AM
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I am in need of a table top ironing board pad and cover. I can make the cover but I wonder if left over quilt batting can be used as the pad.
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Yes indeed ... quilt batting (not polyester) and then a top cover of a pretty quilt fabric!

I've also used flannelette for the underlayer.

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I would still use a piece of the type of pot holder fabric specifically meant for heat, but cotton batting can be used as padding. I'd avoid poly batts, don't want any melting between threads or hard lumpy spots. An old terry cloth towel also makes good padding.
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I have used Warm and Natural for years. Never a problem.
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It depend on what tabletop you plan to put it on. I did use quilt batt and and some thick muslin to do my tabletop ironing board BUT it was to do an envelope for a square of 1/2 plywood. If you use just batt and fabric the heat and steam may go through to damage whatever you rest it on.
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Originally Posted by Blackberry View Post
I am in need of a table top ironing board pad and cover. I can make the cover but I wonder if left over quilt batting can be used as the pad.
This is one of the table top ironing boards that you fold up when not in use. I have left over warm and natural batting that I think would work.
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The batting can be used as one layer of the ironing pad. I also use a layer of heat resistant quilted utility fabric to protect my table. I buy it at joanns, 43" wide:

https://www.joann.com/quilted-ironin...prefv1=Product
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I just use a folded towel on both my cutting table (for ironing large pieces) and on my folding 'tv tray' table by my machine for small pieces. Have never bothered making anything special. It works for me!
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It sure can. I did that for many years. It's great.
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I have one of those little fold up ironing boards (about a foot wide by three-ish feet long) and used a double layer of batting under a cover made of ironing board fabric (the silvery coloured stuff). It works great. But then I found an ironing pad at Walmart for under $10 and it is great! Wish I would have found that first.
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