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Thread: Ironing Board Cover

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    Ironing Board Cover

    What do you cover you ironing board with ? And where do you buy it ?

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    I use canvas, get it at Joanns
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    Mine is covered with a few layers of flannelette. Self made with yardage I had ... and held in place via the staple gun.Then topped with a pretty cotton print! Again, from my stash, and left removable so I can wash/replace as necessary.
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    You can buy the silver ironning board fabric at Joanns. I bought it and insulbright to make potholders out of.
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    I used two layers of good-quality white muslin to make a custom cover for the ironing board.

    I also made an ironing "table top" to go on top of the ironing board, and it's covered with one layer of thin batting and a layer of heavy canvas, stapled to the back.

    It's just about destroyed, and I keep meaning to make another one. Next time, I will put a layer of heavy-duty foil between the batting and the plywood, and I'll make a giant "pillowcase" type cover that I can pull off and wash when it gets full of starch, markings, etc.

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    Duck cloth or canvas. Usually canvas.

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    Here's a really good simple tutorial. I cover my ironing boards with home deco fabric (I serge around the edges after I cut it) and I use a medium thick batting under the cover. I use pins to anchor down my projects a lot when I iron and the batting helps hold the pins in place.

    http://www.howdoesshe.com/iron-in-style
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    Actually there's a nice canvas-like cover over light padding which came with the ironing board. Then I have a couple of pieces of yardage that I didn't want to use in a quilt. I swap them back and forth - you know, when one's in the wash.... Anyway, the fabric is folded to give the maximum coverage then I use a combination of quilting safety pins and binder clips to secure it under the ironing board. Easy to remove when necessary and it stays in place just fine.
    Pat

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    Cotton duck.

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    I just ordered and received a new cover and pad from Clothilde. I can't understand why I waited so long. It is wonderful. My old one, which I tried to make-do/replace was awful.

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    I made a cover for my table top ironing board out of cotton that has wash day designs on it. I think I put warm and natural under it.
    Gloria 

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    Mattress ticking, with old wool Army blankets under that. The stripes come in handy!
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    cotton duck for the cover, old mattress pad under it.

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    I have a sticky back foam lined silver cover. I covered a big board with it. I'm a stickler for the silver covers, don't care for fabric covers. I picked mine up while in Paducah at the show.

    It's called Bo-Nash Iron Slide 2000. It's perfect for a big board.
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    I just made a new ironing board and covered it with utility muslin I got at JoAnns. Then made a cover from the silver ironing board fabric. The utility muslin is really nice and heavy.
    Joyce

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    I use a couple layers of flannel and then top it with a heavy cotton gingham, the squares and lines help me to get the iron in folds straight.
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