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Thread: ironing board by machine

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    At a recent mtg saw this & it works great!

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    It doesn't show what works great, but I have one of those table tops, took the legs off it, sits right by my machine complete with iron that shuts itself off. I am forgetful. I love the way its set up. Works for me.

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    I use a tv tray that is covered with batting and the silver ironing board cover stuff. Works great and doesn't take up much space. And I can take in on retreats too!

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    At a recent mtg saw this & it works great! Purchase a wooden
    tv Tray at Walmart for $9.00 or less, cover it with batting and
    a piece of fabric. Staple it tightly to the back and WaHoo!! an
    ironing board small and just the right height for the side of your
    machine. Folds flat for storage and when the cover gets dirty
    easy to pull off and redo.

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    great idea. I just pull my ironing board close to my sewing cabinet, its a little higher than sitting level but it works for me.

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    I've been meaning to do just that!! Only I was going to have DH cut a piece of wood to just sit on the tray. But your suggestions seems better, because I would probably knock the other board off the tray, I'm sure!

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    Thanks for the GREAT idea.....going to put that together this week!!

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    does your ironing board not raise up and down? Mine is adjustable so I can put it level with my sewing or cutting area.
    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    great idea. I just pull my ironing board close to my sewing cabinet, its a little higher than sitting level but it works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charleen DiSante
    does your ironing board not raise up and down? Mine is adjustable so I can put it level with my sewing or cutting area.
    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    great idea. I just pull my ironing board close to my sewing cabinet, its a little higher than sitting level but it works for me.
    Well that would be too easy now wouldn't it. I think I have ADD so sometimes I will jump up and iron and sometimes I sit and spin around to iron. At any rate sitting still has always been an issue :-)

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    Yeah, I can't sit still long but when I sit and iron it has to be small pieces but when it's a whole quilt back I tend to have to stand and raise the ironning board.
    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    Quote Originally Posted by Charleen DiSante
    does your ironing board not raise up and down? Mine is adjustable so I can put it level with my sewing or cutting area.
    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    great idea. I just pull my ironing board close to my sewing cabinet, its a little higher than sitting level but it works for me.
    Well that would be too easy now wouldn't it. I think I have ADD so sometimes I will jump up and iron and sometimes I sit and spin around to iron. At any rate sitting still has always been an issue :-)

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    Thank you for sharing your tip :D:D:D

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    Years ago I had a quilter tell me to take an empty fabric board and cover it with a prequilted fabric and sew a handle on one end. Works great for going to quilting groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosew4fun
    At a recent mtg saw this & it works great! Purchase a wooden
    tv Tray at Walmart for $9.00 or less, cover it with batting and
    a piece of fabric. Staple it tightly to the back and WaHoo!! an
    ironing board small and just the right height for the side of your
    machine. Folds flat for storage and when the cover gets dirty
    easy to pull off and redo.
    Or find one at the local Goodwill for $5 or less. Sometimes at garage sales for $1. Mine's covered with several layers of felt and it's own little custom made "fitted sheet"

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    Ummm. It's really healthier to get up and walk across the room to iron. Truely and PT will tell you you need to move and I keep my big board (DH MADE IT) across the room for this very reason. Otherwise we might get applique bottoms. LOL

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    [quote=Charleen DiSante]does your ironing board not raise up and down? Mine is adjustable so I can put it level with my sewing or cutting area.


    This is exactly what I do.

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    Yes, my ironing board does go up and down, I keep it in another room for "big " jobs but like the small one beside the
    machine for quick seams etc.Doesn't take up table room and folds flat to store. Also hve another sewing rm in
    basement with an ironing bd there that is usually at machine
    height.. Ok, the secret is out.. I have stuff everywhere! A friend
    told me my house would look bigger is I didn't hve a sewing
    machine in every room.

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    love all the info here. And I agree getting up and moving to iron is a healthy thing to do. But I was at a convention this week and talked to some immobilized women who said it was so hard for them to get their wheelchairs from the sewing machine to the ironing board as the board was too large to fit by their machine. So I shared your thoughts about the padded TV tray. They all said to tell you all Thank You So Much for making their lives easier and more productive. So kudos to all of you. Sharing is such a wonderful thing.

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    When I am paper piecing I use an old typing table that is metal and an ironing pad with my mini iron...right by the sewing machine...its on rollers...I also have a small cutting mat there with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjhughson
    Ummm. It's really healthier to get up and walk across the room to iron. Truely and PT will tell you you need to move and I keep my big board (DH MADE IT) across the room for this very reason. Otherwise we might get applique bottoms. LOL
    Yes, and I MAKE myself do that, too. It's just on the other side of a kitchen table. Find it also doesn't "torque" my back with twisting to the side.

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