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Thread: Need help finding thread about small pressing table

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    Need help finding thread about small pressing table

    I saw a thread recently about someone making a small pressing station from a wooden TV tray. I thought I bookmarked but can't find it. Can anyone help?

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    I made mine with a wooden Tv tray I picked up at a garage sale. I covered it with a couple layers of batting stapled to the underside with a staplegun. Then I covered it with a layer of that batting for use in hot pads and such...can't think of what it is called right now. I cut cotton fabric a little larger than the top and put a casing with elastic around the edge so I can take it off to wash it. I love it because I can keep it just to my right when I am piecing and press all seams as I go.

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    No help finding the thread for you but I have a wooden tv tray that I use for either pressing/cutting, particularly when I'm pp'ing. I just lay a folded towel over the surface and/or a small cutting mat. No permanent changes to the tray at all.

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    Sharon Schamber has a great tutorial on how to make a pressing board. Here is a link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LGbXou_u4c

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    I made one using a $10.00 oak TV tray. I covered it with 2 layers of thick cotton batting then a layer of cotton duck fabric. All this was shaped and stapled to the underside with a strong staple gun. Oak is hard and we had to finish tapping some of the staples in with a hammer. I then took 2 layers of muslin and cut it the shape of the tray and sewed elastic all the way around and took darts in the corners to make a removable cover to wash. I use Best Press on the seams as I piece so the top needs washed regularly.
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    Here's a link with pictures http://www.american-quilting.com/blog/?p=1908
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