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Thread: Ironing board

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    I was watching the tutorial to cover a pizza box and ended up looking at the ironing board she was using. I looked it up on line and found it at Walmart.com for $249.00. Is an ironing board really worth that much? I know it has a very nice large surface, but I guess it can be done with a piece of plywood. Anyone has this board?

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    this is the video that she was watching on the pizza box

    http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/09/0...age-solutions/

    I don't have that ironing board, but looks interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I was watching the tutorial to cover a pizza box and ended up looking at the ironing board she was using. I looked it up on line and found it at Walmart.com for $249.00. Is an ironing board really worth that much? I know it has a very nice large surface, but I guess it can be done with a piece of plywood. Anyone has this board?

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    $249 for an ironing board? That's a lot of fabric you could have instead.

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    Made my own big board. I hate the new light weight ironing boards they are too wobbly and they rock too much.

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    I made my own ironing board:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-32673-1.htm

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    My DH made my board for me many years ago. Bought a piece of 1/2" plywood. Cur in half lengthwise. Put braces, using scrap wood, around the sides so it would not slide. Covered with regular batting, then cotton batting. Made a cover out of muslin and I have a nice big board. At the time it was less that $25. Big difference from the $125 it was going for then.

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    That's a cool ironing board, but I wouldn't spend $250.00 for it.

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    Mine was 126 dollars at Lowes. It hangs on the wall in a cabinet.

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    I saw one at the Sewing Expo, it was called the Big Board.

    I wasn't willing to pay big bucks so I made one for myself.

    It's really heavy, I guess I only need one piece of board.... I used a high loft batting, it's really squishy, I think I should have just used a cotton batting.... I covered it in the same silvery material that they used on ironing boards....

    Anyway, it's setup next to my 5' sewing table downstairs. I now have a 5' by 6' area for quilting.

    My cousin said that it could be made using Luan, which would make it much lighter.

    I guess when I have some time.....

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    i dont have a big ironing board ,but i made a small one to set beside my sewing machine .press my seams as i make them ,i used a t.v. tray, and stapeled batting and muslin on it .it works great and im'e not running to the ironing board all the time.

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    My DH had a chunk of plywood that was almost as long as my ironing board. We traced my ironing board on the back of the plywood and he screwed wood pieces around the edges to hold the plywood in place on my ironing board. Then we covered it with aluminum foil, thin batting and heavy fabric. It's a perfect, big, rectangular ironing board. I wouldn't spend $$$ on one unless it was spectacular, and I can't imagine what that would be.

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    Followed Sharon Schamber's video and made 2 ironing boards. A medium
    size and a big one for full yardage. Cost about $25. Used plywood subfloor
    and painters canvas dropsheet (100% cotton).

    http://www.youtube.com/user/SharonSc...19/4LGbXou_u4c

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    Practical, relatively inexpensive and BRILLIANT! :)

    I've been using a large piece of pressed board [that glued and compressed stuff] about 4' x 4' covered with a few old bath towels & several layers of an old folded flat sheet. It sits on top of a low bookshelf on one side and two simple wooden stools on the other side. It's heavy so I don't move it much and it sits adjacent to my sewing machine. My son gave me an old dining table when he moved that I use for cutting & general workspace. It's a good height and matches that of the home made "big board" ironing board. This setup has worked well and gives me lots of usable space.

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