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Thread: Wide Ironing Board - Cheap cover

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    I ordered the wide ironing board from Wal-Mart online. I love the size, the iron holder on the side and the shelf underneath. It is a great size. But the padding and cover that came with it is thin and cheap. Is there a good place to purchase a better pad and cover? Those of you who have one, what did you do?

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    I made my own. I used Insul-bright for the padding.

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    I bought a wide pad at walmart for my vintage ironing board and it is made well. it's reversable and has a storage pocket for starch bottles. It's got blue on one side and stripes on the other and was only $10

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    I made my own from the ironing board fabric (sold at JoAnne's of course using a 40% off coupon)

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    I got a pad and cover from Bed Bath & Beyond with a 20% coupon, it is good quality. I also love the width and the shelf on the bottom. I haven't, however, figured how to use that iron rest with the "bungie cord" thingy. I can't get used to laying the iron down! I would rather have a cord thingy to keep it out of the way while ironing!

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    I didn't know there was such a thing as "ironing board fabric"! Thanks for telling me about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by pastimesquiltdesign
    I made my own from the ironing board fabric (sold at JoAnne's of course using a 40% off coupon)

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    Hmmmm, wonder if it would fit the wide ironing board I bought ? $10 is a great price!

    Quote Originally Posted by wannaquilt1
    I bought a wide pad at walmart for my vintage ironing board and it is made well. it's reversable and has a storage pocket for starch bottles. It's got blue on one side and stripes on the other and was only $10

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    Got a Big Board one from joann.com

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    I made my own, but there was a cover at Wal-Mart that was the size that would fit it. I think it was $10 or $12...probably $10. since someone else got one there at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1
    I made my own. I used Insul-bright for the padding.
    BTW, Hobby Lobby sells Insul-Brite cheaper than Joanns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dee
    I didn't know there was such a thing as "ironing board fabric"! Thanks for telling me about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by pastimesquiltdesign
    I made my own from the ironing board fabric (sold at JoAnne's of course using a 40% off coupon)
    The Insul-brite is more of an insulated lining. IMO, you'd still need something over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dee
    Hmmmm, wonder if it would fit the wide ironing board I bought ? $10 is a great price!

    Quote Originally Posted by wannaquilt1
    I bought a wide pad at walmart for my vintage ironing board and it is made well. it's reversable and has a storage pocket for starch bottles. It's got blue on one side and stripes on the other and was only $10
    I can measure mine if you'd like. I had to stretch it to fit mine but to me it was still easier then making it myself :) I'd rather spend my time on a quilt :)

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    Jo Ann's has the silver heat resistant fabric like old ironing board covers used to be made out of.

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    I don't like the silver heat resistant board covers because you are more likely to be burned if you are doing fussy little things on them.

    I have wanted a supersized ironing board for years, Last month, my DH came up with the solution. My large (plastic) folding table now has an ironing board cover I can put on it as needed. This is also the table I use for pin basting, so I did not want aything permanently attached. I took an oldish twin sized mattress pad, cut off the cheese clothy side panels and quilted it to a piece of garage sale uphostery canvas. I cut and finished the corners, then sewed all 4 sides with pockets to run cord through for fastening. It is not beautiful, but it is done and very useful.

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    You could make your own, here's a good tutorial. I covered mine in retro home deco fabric, it was super easy.

    http://www.howdoesshe.com/iron-in-style

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    Don't quote me if I'm wrong but I thought that I saw at Target a wide ironing board cover and it is the nice silver one that reflects the heat so it irons faster...

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    I was just looking at my wide board from Walmart yesterday thinking, I need to replace the pad in this. Glad someone said insulbrite. I have that.
    I have the ironing pad to put on my cutting table but it's always wet when I take it off. Even if I don't use steam. Now I'm afraid I might ruin my table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastimesquiltdesign
    I made my own from the ironing board fabric (sold at JoAnne's of course using a 40% off coupon)
    Me too and I used Insulbrite for the padding. Quick and easy.

    HINT - use the other top for as a pattern. And their foam for the batting.

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    Walmart carries replacment covers for around $12.
    They sell out fast though.

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    This is good to know. I have been looking for one but the one at Keepsake Quilting and Connecting Threads is over my budget. Thanks for the heads up.
    Sally

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    If you are pressing quilt blocks you want a hard surface not a soft one. The fabric will sink into the pad and cause distortion. Sure not much but enough to make a big difference when the blocks are put together. A solid wood board with a thin layer of cotton batting and a heavy cotton fabric like canvas over that. It was easy to make a 16" square one and keep it on my ironing board. DH made me a big board which I love and I found the Steady Betty and I'm in ironing heaven. LOL.

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    I like this one. MUCH better than the one I found a while back. Thanks.

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    You are so creative!

    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    I don't like the silver heat resistant board covers because you are more likely to be burned if you are doing fussy little things on them.

    I have wanted a supersized ironing board for years, Last month, my DH came up with the solution. My large (plastic) folding table now has an ironing board cover I can put on it as needed. This is also the table I use for pin basting, so I did not want aything permanently attached. I took an oldish twin sized mattress pad, cut off the cheese clothy side panels and quilted it to a piece of garage sale uphostery canvas. I cut and finished the corners, then sewed all 4 sides with pockets to run cord through for fastening. It is not beautiful, but it is done and very useful.

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