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Thread: Looking for ironing board

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    Super Member Minda's Avatar
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    I'm trying to find a rectangular shaped ironing board with a rack that attaches to the front or back to hold fabric as you're ironing it. I saw one online a while back, but can't find the site now. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Thanks for your help.

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    No I don't, but I also would like to see this ironing board. :) :) Pam W. :) :)

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    My daughter got one from Costco with a bar on the back to hang clothes on.
    Not sure if thats what you are looking for, but it is a very nice one.

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    Minda, is tis the one? I am having trouble with trying to post the site, but if you google : stacks and stacks, then click on the site. Then in the upper right corner there is a search. Type in long board. It is blue and beautiful and expensive. But, I may start saving my pennies for one. I t is a beauty. Pam

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    Thanks, everyone, for your help but these aren't what I'm looking for. If I ever find the site again where I saw it, I'll be sure and post it. I did find an ironing table that looks very nice at this site:

    http://www.judymartin.com/Sewing-Room-Judy.cfm


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    I want one of those tables

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    If you're just wanting a big board here's a webshots I found that has a step by step do it yourself, you can look up the measurements by googling big board.

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    Thanks, Thimblebug.

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    I found this web site is it what you are looking for?

    http://www.onlyirons.com/store/p/447-Reliable-C55LB-Longboard.html

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    I (we)made my own "big board" type ironing/designing surface. Purchase 24 by 48 inch half-inch plywood,then use a coffee can to trace a rounded curve at each corner and have someone trim the board for you.

    Two strips of wood on the underside provide protection from slipping off of your regular, adjustable height ironing board surface. My husband glued the long strips to the underside and then inserted screws just long enough to not go throughto the top pressing surface.

    Next create the pad with a single layer each of Insul-Brite and piece of felted wool blanket cut to exact size of the trimmed plywood. Cover with single layer of the silvery, coated material often used for ironing board covers. This material is wrapped around the edges on all four sides and anchored with staples placed on strips of manilla file holders for reinforcement.

    Create your own removable, washable heavy duty cover by purchasing cotton duck. Make a rough pattern using the pressing surface plus ease to go around the sides and down and underneath the board. If you
    add single fold bias tape for a casing, you can adjust the cover nicely.

    I suggest you fold the topper in half crosswise and allow for two areas to be adjustable. If you create two separate casing areas on the circumference, the cover is easier to adjust.
    My open casing areas are on the underside near each long strip. Nylon
    drape cord slips through the casing easily and is easy to tie.

    I estimate that the total cost of my board and removable cover did not exceed thirty dollars.

    I use the board surface for cutting fabrics (with appropriate cutting mat), pressing items, designing blocks, etc.

    This is my favorite quilting tool next to my sewing machine. Believe me,
    I am the gadget queen according to my dear husband!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksusan
    I (we)made my own "big board" type ironing/designing surface. Purchase 24 by 48 inch half-inch plywood,then use a coffee can to trace a rounded curve at each corner and have someone trim the board for you.
    Does this mean I should get someone to trim my board for me? Should I let them use my band saw or should they bring their own?

    I understand I am a minority here... but if I can learn to use a sewing machine, you all can learn to use a band or a jigsaw.

    Step up quilters... take control.

    tim in san jose

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    Minda, thanks for sharing that web site! I have seen Judy Martin's sewing room in person... it is FABULOUS!!! :!: :!: :shock: :!:

    Unfortunately, Judy passed away last year, so the room is not now being used. Most of the cabinets, and the ironing board were designed and built by Judy and her husband.

    Judy was an amazingly talented and organized woman. She will be greatly missed. :cry:

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    I like Judy's work, and had no idea that she had passed away. Here is a link to her site for anyone wondering what her patterns are like.
    http://www.judymartin.com/index.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter

    Does this mean I should get someone to trim my board for me? Should I let them use my band saw or should they bring their own?

    tim in san jose
    I'll do it Tim... real women CAN use power tools!

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    WAIT!!!! I just checked out the rest of her site, and this is NOT the same Judy Martin I knew!! The sewing rooms are AMAZINGLY similar, and the names are exactly the same. :oops: :oops:

    Sorry for any distress I may have caused!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter

    Does this mean I should get someone to trim my board for me? Should I let them use my band saw or should they bring their own?

    tim in san jose
    I'll do it Tim... real women CAN use power tools!
    You go girl!

    tim in san jose

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    Hello , Cnolan--- I don't believe that Judy Martin of Grinnell, Iowa has passed away. Her latest newsletter is dated Febraury, 2008. Please double check her website. The web address is listed elsewhere on this thread.


    Tim, not all of us have that type of power tool with which to trim the edges. However, that doesn't phase me a bit. I have more than enough projects to keep me busy. Notice, I did not say out of trouble :-) Trouble is the operative word here and I love your teasing. Please don't stop inter-acting with us!!!!!

    When I was teaching, guys were more attentive than gals and the guys were more apt to figue out a solution. This 1946 edition was raised by a mother who taught me that I can do anything I choose to set my mind to do.

    Today I gave away some felted sweaters to a woman who makes really neat winter mittens. Anything that takes time and energy away from quilting is being carefully examined and various WIP are finding new homes. Fortunately, I love my job so earning a living is enjoyable!!!!!

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    ksusan, you obviously did not notice my last post here. :wink:
    I realized my mistake. Sorry.

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    Cnolan --- so sorry about my oversight. Thank you for the correction :-)

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    No worries, ksusan! I should have known that there are probably lots more than one Judy Martin.... sorry to have worried you.

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    Thanks for posting..and thanks for the links.... :D

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    The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. There are other Judy Martins, and no doubt some of them have died, but I am the one who made the ironing table, and I am very much alive. In fact, I have been using that ironing table this morning as I work on a quilt for my new book, which I hope to have out in the fall.

    To any of you who have shared this sad news elsewhere, I hope you'll let people know that it is not correct, at least not as it relates to the Judy Martin who wrote Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book, etcetera.

    Thanks. Now back to my sewing.

    Judy Martin
    http://www.judymartin.com

    Quote Originally Posted by cnolan
    Minda, thanks for sharing that web site! I have seen Judy Martin's sewing room in person... it is FABULOUS!!! :!: :!: :shock: :!:

    Unfortunately, Judy passed away last year, so the room is not now being used. Most of the cabinets, and the ironing board were designed and built by Judy and her husband.

    Judy was an amazingly talented and organized woman. She will be greatly missed. :cry:

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    Judy
    Great news.....happy to hear you are alive....The room is great... :lol:

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    Since it's Black history month (aka African American history month), I thought I'd share this with you all:

    http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blboone.htm

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    minda, i knew i had seen this somewhere and finally ran across it again as i was in the shop hop. i love this ironing board but it is a bit pricey for me. let me know if it is the one you meant.


    http://www.lifesastitchct.com/proddetail.php?prod=C55LB&cat=96

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