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    A friend showed me how to make a TV tray ironing board to sit next to my sewing machine. It's only good for blocks but its very handy. I took an old tv tray and an old ironing board cover and slipped it on the tv tray. Flipped the try upside down ,streched it and stappled it . It folds up for easy storage and its just the right size for next to my machine. I hope yall can use this tip. It really is a lot easier than getting out the full sized ironing board.

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    I have one too and I love it.....

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    I have one that I made too. Love it.

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    just bought a TV tray at the thrift shop the other day. Now to find the time to make it. Think it will be great for class and retreats

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    Oh great idea!!! Will look for one!!

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    I have one too, use it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noiseynana
    A friend showed me how to make a TV tray ironing board to sit next to my sewing machine. It's only good for blocks but its very handy. I took an old tv tray and an old ironing board cover and slipped it on the tv tray. Flipped the try upside down ,streched it and stappled it . It folds up for easy storage and its just the right size for next to my machine. I hope yall can use this tip. It really is a lot easier than getting out the full sized ironing board.
    Can you post a pic?

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    When I first saw the T.V. tray ironing board idea, I quickly jumped on it. I have a tray right next to my sewing machine now.
    Before I had the ironing board tray I would sew in a room at one end of the house and every time I needed to iron something I'd have to go to the iron board that is set up at the other end of the house.

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    I have a TV tray I keep behind the door in my quilt room folded up when I am not using it. You would never know it was there. I am not sure if this is a no-no or not but I just put a small towel on it when I am using it. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    I have one that I made too. Love it.
    Me too! Got the idea from this board, naturally!

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    are you using a wooden tray? Hard to staple onto a metal tv tray, I think

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    This is a good idea. I don't want to sound like a spoil sport... "BUT" you need to get up and move around to keep your circulation going...that's when the ironing board that is away from where you are working comes in handy. It will force you to do that...thanks for the tip..crafty_linda_b

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    This is a great idea. Here is another to add to the tray, instead of an iron board cover use a ironing pad with markings that u set on the cutting table, fits perfect!!! U can staple it right to the table around the outside edge.

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    I do not have a ironing board so, do I put batting, the silver stuff and then muslin on top??? I am fairly new to all of this. Any info will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noiseynana
    A friend showed me how to make a TV tray ironing board to sit next to my sewing machine. It's only good for blocks but its very handy. I took an old tv tray and an old ironing board cover and slipped it on the tv tray. Flipped the try upside down ,streched it and stappled it . It folds up for easy storage and its just the right size for next to my machine. I hope yall can use this tip. It really is a lot easier than getting out the full sized ironing board.
    Good tip, but I got distracted by those ADORABLE pups in your avatar! What cuties!

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    My version was a bit easier. Bought 2 tray set at auction, set one up beside my sewing chair, put June Tailor "Cut N Press" on top and voila! Instant pressing center.

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    I use me all the time. Good tip!

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    I actually have 2, one is for ironing and the other for cutting, the ironing top is removable since I made it with elastic so it slips on and off. That way I have it for extra tables when we need them

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    Great idea!

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    I made one also. From a wood tv tray that bought at one of the dollar stores for $10.00 put thermo batting on it then topped it with silver iron board material. Next all you do is turn it over and staple and pull materials around the bottom. Just love it!

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    I made mine amd love it use it ALL the time!!!!

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    Take mine to class and when I get together at friends home.

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    I use the June Taylor 'Cut and Press' on my flat, wooden homemade folding TV tray. If I need to trim a seam, I just flip it and no need for two trays. Doing a Log Cabin right now and having it next to my machine work is easier and saves much time than getting up and down constantly to get to the ironing board.

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    I have one too and love it.
    I set it by my machine when piecing
    and take it to the living room when doing applique
    and then off it goes to quilting class!

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    I have a small ironing board I lay across the arms of a chair and have it next to my sewing machine for the smaller projects or blocks, but get up and go to the big ironing board for the larger things, just so I move around a bit.
    But the tv tray sounds like a great idea too. Will have to watch the garage sales for an older one and fix it up to have on hand as well. Thanks for the great idea. the machine lady

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