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Old 01-20-2010, 08:53 AM
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I'm making a new ironing board from an old table I have. I've noticed in the postings re same say to use cotton batting. Can I use polyester batting? If not, why not?

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Old 01-20-2010, 09:02 AM
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It will melt!!! big time
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:28 AM
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YUP, MELT, Big time, I agree, Ask me!!!! :-D
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:44 AM
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It melts, and I'm pretty sure the fumes are toxic...
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:51 AM
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It will end up flatter than a pancake :wink:
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:36 AM
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Yup, it does melt :oops: :oops: I did a little test using polyester and cotton/bamboo ('cause that's all I had) - I put the pieces between two pieces of scrap canvas and set the iron to Linen and let it sit for about 1 minute

The poly made a stinking mess
and the cotton/bamboo - no problem at all

I guess I should have done that first.

Anyway, thank you ladies :oops: :-P
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:20 PM
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Good info the have.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:39 PM
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cotton 100% of the way or flannel is also good no poly
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It will melt and whoooooooooo the smell is awful!!
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I never thought of it melting either. Thanks for the info!
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