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    Ironing board cover

    Mine was fried,burnt holes and sticky.I can be cheap and I used home dec that I had and I cut it to fit and used heat n bond and now I have a great looking thicker fabric cover with using things I had on hand.woo hoo made me happy
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    Looks really nice! Ironing boards sure can get beat up at times.

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    It looks pretty! Now quick, iron a piece of Freezer paper to the part you use most to keep it nice. I put a new piece of fabric on my ironing board this week as well. Mine is just boring muslin though.

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    Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It looks pretty! Now quick, iron a piece of Freezer paper to the part you use most to keep it nice. I put a new piece of fabric on my ironing board this week as well. Mine is just boring muslin though.
    great tip-never thought of that,thanks
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    I just use a tabletop ironing board and I have covered many times with muslin scraps I had. I used all those up and last time I used a silver colored ironing pad. I made an ironing pad like MSQC shows on youtube and now I am using that, it will be fast and easy to make a new cover for that.
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    Beautiful. I need to recover mine!

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    Nice! I am "frugal" also and have been needing to cover my board (spotted areas, dark areas, sticky). Using home dec fabric is a great idea! All I have is garment fabric and quilting cottons. Currently I have an old unused twin sized sheet thrown over it. There was so much starch on the silver cloth that the sheet is securely stuck on there! I would really like a nicer looking solution. Your's is nice.

    Tartan, I am interested in the freezer paper solution. Does the paper scorch? Do you simply replace it when that happens or do you add an additional freezer paper on top? Do fabrics damp from starch affect the paper negatively? I think I'd like to try this the next time I nicely re-cover my board. I love this Quilting Board. I get so many tips and tricks from all of you. It makes quilting and all things sewing so much nicer.

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    Nice job on the new cover. My board is a cheap wooden one from a thrift store. I like it. It's small enough that I can set it on the top of my sewing machine cabinet and it's easy to store when I'm not using it. I paid $4 for it and I'm sure I've already gotten my money out of it. The foam behind the fabric is breaking down from age so I'll probably end up re-covering it at some point too.
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    Yeap love that feeling of making use of something I already have. Love the way yours turned out, why not have something pretty on your board, we sure spend enough time staring at the surface?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    Yeap love that feeling of making use of something I already have. Love the way yours turned out, why not have something pretty on your board, we sure spend enough time staring at the surface?
    we sure do spend a lot of time on the ironing boards
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    I did the same several years ago. It made ironing a tiny bit better, plus I didn't mind leaving it up because I liked the fabric so much!
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    I do what my mother did... I fold up an old sheet, and pin it on with elastic, connecting the sides underneath the board. When it gets raunchy, I wash it, and fold it differently than it had been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It looks pretty! Now quick, iron a piece of Freezer paper to the part you use most to keep it nice. I put a new piece of fabric on my ironing board this week as well. Mine is just boring muslin though.
    THANKS Tartan for the suggestion !! GREAT idea !!
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    really like yours!!! I made one from silicone covered fabric but it lasted only 6 months before it needed replacing. Next one I make is going to be following your suggestion. Thanks!!
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    To keep the new cover nice for awhile, I have a piece of sheet handy and put it over the top when i use spray starch. When that piece of sheet gets bad I wash it.
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    So refreshing! Love the fabric you used.
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    Nothing is nicer to press on than a new ironing boards cover. . You did a lovely job.

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    [QUOTE=JudyTheSewer;6496469]Nice! I am "frugal" also and have been needing to cover my board (spotted areas, dark areas, sticky). Using home dec fabric is a great idea! All I have is garment fabric and quilting cottons. Currently I have an old unused twin sized sheet thrown over it. There was so much starch on the silver cloth that the sheet is securely stuck on there! I would really like a nicer looking solution. Your's is nice.

    Tartan, I am interested in the freezer paper solution. Does the paper scorch? Do you simply replace it when that happens or do you add an additional freezer paper on top? Do fabrics damp from starch affect the paper negatively? I think I'd like to try this the next time I nicely re-cover my board. I love this Quilting Board. I get so many tips and tricks from all of you. It makes quilting and all things sewing so much nicer.[/QUOTE
    I iron a nice big square of white freezer paper to the section of the ironing board I use the most. The last piece lasted about 6 months before I peeled it off to replace it. I use starch with mine all the time. You could iron another layer on top but mine is usually too nasty for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It looks pretty! Now quick, iron a piece of Freezer paper to the part you use most to keep it nice. I put a new piece of fabric on my ironing board this week as well. Mine is just boring muslin though.
    I agree with Wolp33 - never thought of this and I just put a new ironing board cover on so I can do this. Thanks for the tip!

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    What is heat n bond?

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    I am going to search my stash for some of that old gingham printed in one inch squares. That would help to square up blocks as you press, using the lines in the gingham. Wouldn't that make a fine ironing board cover??

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    I recently had to redo mine because it was just plain worn out. I tried one from a local store and the fabric in is scorched and ripped in a very short time-like two months. So I made one out of duck cloth. Cotton duck is not quite as heavy as canvas but very durable. I used a layer of 80/20 batting that I sewed onto the duck cloth-just the shape of the ironing board and put this over the pad that came with the board. I used a draw string to tighten it. I have used it for several months and it has no scorches or bad places.

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    Very nice. I see that you have one of those wider ironing boards, too.

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    I want to show you what I'm doing with my Ironing cover board: I made some measurements on it with a non watersoluble writer!!! so I can see when I'm ironing my scraps how big their are!!!

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