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Old 12-27-2015, 10:19 PM
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have you tried bath, bed & beyond?
I have a 19 inch one coming but don't know how low it goes
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Old 12-27-2015, 10:24 PM
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I agree with Jeanne S--check Bed, Bath and Beyond--they have many choices and more on their website. Same with irons.
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:14 AM
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I have one. Since 1964. It is a Mary Procter and later Procter Silex. The corner folds down and up. When up, both end have squared corners and it adjusts way down. I love it and hope it never falls apart.
My mother has one of those. They don't make them anymore. If they had marketed them to quilters they would have made a mint and still be in production.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by MargaretH View Post
I have one. Since 1964. It is a Mary Procter and later Procter Silex. The corner folds down and up. When up, both end have squared corners and it adjusts way down. I love it and hope it never falls apart.
Yup! That's mine too!
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:40 AM
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My ironing board is over 100yrs old I love it but it is not hgt adjustable and it also seems to be getting heavier. So I re-purposed one of those tables that goes over a hospital bed. I can adjust the hgt.And it's the perfect size for pressing blocks. I can actually make it short enough for my GDs to sit on the floor and color. I see one every time I go out shopping the 2nd hand stores and they range in price from $10 to $20 way cheaper then boards from WM.
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:50 AM
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Wow. I am a nurse and never thought of that. Great idea and thanks for sharing it.
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Stitchit123 View Post
I re-purposed one of those tables that goes over a hospital bed. I can adjust the hgt.And it's the perfect size for pressing blocks. I can actually make it short enough for my GDs to sit on the floor and color. I see one every time I go out shopping the 2nd hand stores and they range in price from $10 to $20 way cheaper then boards from WM.
This sounds like a great idea. I'll be on the look-out for one of those.
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:32 AM
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I have my one and only ever board from first marriage (1971) and it goes pretty low. Dh cut me a board that is easy to remove from my ironing board. It's just light enough to remove but heavy enough to stay put. I attached silver ironing cover to it. it's 20"x 40".
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:48 AM
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I didn't like the 18 inch one I got at Walmart. the metal top is a bit bendy when I iron. I still use it but haven't gotten rid of my 20+ old one!! not sure how low it goes.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:05 AM
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I couldn't find one I liked, so I took a piece of board and made a slip on cover for it using that ironing board stuff you get by the yard from Nancy's or Joann's. To iron I lay it over one of those small lightweight rectangular fold up tables that they sell at Sam's. I'm short, so I can stand and iron at it comfortably, but it also is a good height for sitting and ironing (just a little lower than my sewing machine cabinet).

I used a scrap board so it's a little narrower than the table, but it is long enough that I can iron the entire 45" width of a piece of fabric on it. It's light enough that I can easily put it out of the way when I need the table for something else.

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