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Thread: What kind of IRONING Board

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    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
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    I have a rectangle one my brother made me out of scrap wood from when he put up the shed fits over my ironing board. But it weighs a ton and tips my cheapy ironing board. I may have to figure out a way to either make it ligher or get another ironing board.

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    I have a reliable long board. It's set up at the end of my cutting table so it creates and extended work space when I'm working with yardage. It's 19" wide so it's nice to be able to press a fat quarter in one pass.

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    I made an ironing mat using the Sharon Schamber method, she has a tutorial for it. It's about a 30" square. It sits on top of my regular ironing board (it hangs over but sits securely) which I have set at chair height at right angles to my sewing machine. That way I can just swivel from my machine to the ironing board without getting up. Works great.

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    If you are talking small for next to machine. I got a table top board yrs ago at a yard sale. If you are talking on the floor I have the regular sized ironing board. I love my little board and use it all the time. I only use the big one for ironing big pieces and for ironing tops, otherwise what I can fit on my cutting board gets ironed on the table top.

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    Everyone has gotten very creative in making their ironing boards. I may have to get my husband to make me one. How do you secure the board on top of the ironing borad or does it just sit there and stay. I guess if I wouldn't go wild ironing it would be okay right? I am going to have to keep my eyes open for something flat and reusable. I feel good when I can repurpose something.

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    I backed my Sharon Schamber board with felt. Unless you do some wild and crazy ironing it just sits there. I went to my lumber yard and asked for a scrap from their scrap bin for my board and they gave me one free. I had some left over batting so all I needed to do was buy some canvas. It's getting kind of scroungy looking after months of use so eventually I'll take off the canvas and replace it.

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    Has anyone seen the woodworking pattern for a stepstool, chair, ironing board combination? That would sure fit into my tiny messing sewing room! :)

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    My brother (who can do anything) made my mom and I a super board. I showed him the pic in keepsake quilting and off he went to the work room. My mom made her own cover I was lazy and bought one from keepsake quilting. It sits on top of my ironing board.I just love it.

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    I use an antique wooden ironing board. I love it because it is larger than metal boards. The problem is tha I have to make the cover for it as it is too big for a regular ironing board cover.

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    I have a board that I purchased a gazillion years ago for our travel trailer. It sits on three legs that can be unscrewed for storage. Perfect size to put up on my table and press seams, corners, etc. Not large enough to do big projects, but it sure works out great as you work your way through putting blocks together.

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    I built an "ironing board" to fit over my existing oversized ironing board. I took a piece of melenine covered MDF 22"x60" and covered it with Insul-Bright. Then I made a removable cover from the teflon fabric used to make ironing board covers. I made a frame on the under side so it will fit secure over the existing ironing board. Now I can use the board at a comfortable standing height or lower it and use as extra table surface when needed.

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    In our house we have 3 ironing boards and they all get used. The board for my quilt room was a kitchen island with a stainless steel top that I covered and use with the mega steam iron. Then are there two regular irons and ironing boards, the kind from Target. On Sunday afternoons, (now don't laugh) my DH and I set them up facing each other and do all the ironing together. I likes his shirts and jeans ironed and he is so good at it, but I help him because it is fun time together, believe it or not. It is an ironing marathon. When he was in boot camp and they got their one trip to the PX, while others purchased candy and such, he bought an iron and ironing board and made money ironing for the other soliders! He actually does a better job than I do, I don't linger with the heat the way he does, lol.
    Michelle G. in El Paso

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    I bought one that is about 20"x24" and is a cutting board on one side and the ironing side on the other.

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    Put an old, white sheet on top of the canvas, once you replace it with new, then you can take off the sheet, wash it and put it back on. That is what I do with mine, works great!
    Michelle G. in El Paso

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    All the ideas here are fantastic

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    I have my grandmother's old ironing board since it is stable unlike many new ones. If I want one next to my machine, I have my child's ironing board that I and my daughter used when we were little. I't now an antique (like me) Fun!

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    Quilt shops have "quilt boards" that fit right on top of your ironing board. They are covered and a perfect size for ironing a completed quilt top. It is easy to just lift them off the ironing board and store when you are finished with it.

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    What a great idea. Thanks for sharing your brilliant.

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    What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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    I have a big Board too but no place to put it right now! I do love it too!

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    I use a regular ironing board that is in the other room.

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    Large one from Wallys World

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    I like the idea of making an ironing board to suit your own needs. I think even I could manage that one. Thanks for the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I have a Big Board on top of my regular ironing board (a sturdy relic) that I love.

    However, when that is covered with stuff, I use the June Tailor pressing/cutting thing for pressing small pieces.
    I have one too, that I've had for years because I am tall it makes a good cutting table as well, it sits on top of my ironing board which is high position. I recently purchased a cutting table from Hancock's that is the right position for cutting so now I just the Big Board to iorn on.

    Patti Sue

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    I took an old metal typing table, bought some 3/8" plywood, had it cut to size I needed. I put a pressing pad, which I bought from Keepsake Quilting over it with staples. I bought heavy duty velcro and I velcroed it to the top of my typing table, which I can roll around and press on while I am seated. Also have a regular ironing board, which I use backwards. By that I mean, I put the pointed end to my right (I am right handed) and use the wide end to press on. Works for me!

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