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Old 01-07-2018, 12:23 PM
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I inherited 2 rolls of pillow ticking (sp) a few years ago. That made a beautiful top for my regular ironing board and my two ironing pads. 12 x 12 and 24 x 24.

I iron all fabric before it goes into my stash, so I sometimes do marathon ironing and the heavy duty tops hold up great.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:29 PM
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I also use the heavier fabric for my covers. Although I did use a heavy polished cotton once that held up really well too. I make hanger dust covers for my clothing closet out of it too. It is a real life saver in the high desert where I live. We get blowing sand. I just change it out for the season. But, I think I would like all of my hangers to have one.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:57 PM
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I have an older board that is longer than the purchased covers. I have directions & fabric but wanted the gray fabric & couldn't find it. Checked Vermont Country Store. They had what I wanted & the size I needed. A little spendy but if it lasted as long as my last 1 it's OK.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:54 AM
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I have made mine with cotton duck with fun patterns. They last a long time. I make mine with a draw string so them can be snugged up. I put a standard ironing board pad underneath. It never shifts. I, like most of you, use my ironing board every day. Mine is durable and washable.
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:39 AM
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I know this is an older thread but seemed to be a good place for my question. I need to make a new ironing board cover and wondered if a purchased pre-quilted fabric would be ok? I have some I haven't used in a long time and using it would help clear out a fabric shelf. Some of you may have good reasons not to that I haven't thought of.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:05 AM
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I would want my board to be smooth. I wouldn't like the indentations of the quilted fabric.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:07 AM
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I just purchased a fresh ironing board cover, put it over the old one but I should put in a better padding.

As far as the pre-quilted fabric goes, Alice, I'd do some tests first on whether it is a poly backing and how that holds up. I use a really hot iron and polys tend to get crisp or otherwise deteriorate on me. Last ironing board cover had a really thin foam and that started disintegrated and leaving little shreds under the ironing board. An old towel or piece of warm & natural type batting is what I will eventually get around to putting under the new pad.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:50 AM
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I use some suitable fabric - cotton broadcloth, sheeting, duck, denim - whatever -

larger than the ironing board - and then I use elastic and safety pins to make it fit.

It's a bit of a bother to take it off to wash it and put it back on - but I can make it "fit" quite easily.
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:08 PM
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I serger the edge when I use quilting weight fabric and then thread string thru the serged edge.
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:22 AM
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Just picked up some new silver fabric and cotton batting to make a new cover for my big board. Noticed the silver fabric was starting to show wear and tear. Now to just get it done.
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