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Thread: ironing board

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    Member traveling2dals's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    vancouver, washington
    Does anyone have a pattern for a board to fit over an ironing board to make it wider for block pressing?

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    Super Member jljack's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina - But otherwise, NOTW
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    There are several ideas for these on this board. Above, click on SEARCH and put in ironing board, and they will come up. There's patterns and instructions on making toppers.

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    Dec 2010
    Chula Vista CA
    My friend and I made ours without a pattern. We decided the size we wanted, we are both 5'9" so went with 48 inches long (because we wanted it to fit a minimum of a width of fabric) and 24 inches across. Then we placed our ironing boards on top of the piece of plywood, drew the outline on the plywood, then nailed a 1 x1 board on the outline, so the ironing board will be held in place. We actually glued and nailed the 1x1's in place. Then we used a double layer of cotton batting, glued it lightly on the top, stapled it over the edge, then added the cotton fabric over the batting. We put it on using a basting glue so it would stay in place while we stapled it down. We also used a "finishing" trim to hold the fabric on the under side, on 3 sides. We considered just making the cover the a draw string, but felt it may not stay as well, and we could always do that later when the over one will need to be replaced (which will be years from now). Plywood comes in various thickness, so we used 1/2 inch, otherwise it was going to be too heavy.

    I still want to find the iron holder to go on the end of the ironing board, haven't done it yet.

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    Central Indiana (USA)
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    yes, I have some links, be right back and will post them here so you can find them

    1. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57168-1.htm

    2. http://www.quiltcampus.net/Library/P...ningBoard.html

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    No pattern ... I used my old ironing board and screwed onto it 22" x 48" plywood. Covered it with a few layers of flannelette. Top layer is a piece of "fun" quilting cotton. Works great!

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    Aug 2011
    For those of you who have the Joann cutting table, Nancy's Notions has an ironing pad that fits over it with a drawstring. I definitely will be the getting the table at some point and thinking that will probably be the best way to go. One less piece of furniture eating up the room.

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