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Thread: My new rolling ironing station is done :D

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    My new rolling ironing station is done :D

    I'm starting 2013 off on wheels... a new rolling ironing station
    I built a big ironing board cover for my ironing board and now that I'm in my new house & new craft mecca, I find that I move my ironing board all over the place. I got tired of it collapsing on me when I moved it so I made a new rolling ironing station.

    I took pictures along the way to make a tutorial. That's on my to do list for the week
    I found the 36" high rolling shelves on Walmart.com for $40. I'm sure that will be the biggest question asked about this set up - where'd I get those shelves?...
    I love it already. It is so much easier to move around now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric View Post
    I'm starting 2013 off on wheels... a new rolling ironing station
    I built a big ironing board cover for my ironing board and now that I'm in my new house & new craft mecca, I find that I move my ironing board all over the place. I got tired of it collapsing on me when I moved it so I made a new rolling ironing stati
    I took pictures along the way to make a tutorial. That's on my to do list for the week
    I found the 36" high rolling shelves on Walmart.com for $40. I'm sure that will be the biggest question asked about this set up - where'd I get those shelves?...
    I love it already. It is so much easier to move around now!

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    Very clever! I love it! Just wish my space was big enough!!
    Hilary

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    Love it. I have this cart in my sewing room but it holds baskets with patterns and my fat quarters. Never thought of adding a board and making me a rolling ironing board great idea . Thanks
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    What a great idea.
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    What a great idea!! thank you for sharing.

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    Great for storage too!
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    Great idea!!!!!

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    Great idea and you can store "SOME" of your fabric stash on the shelves.

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    Love this idea! Have the board, now off to get a cart!
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    What a great idea! I have my big board on a storage unit with wicker baskets underneath for storage, but it does not have wheels - I think I like that idea better. Will have to re-consider my choice. Tks for sharing.
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    Great idea! Thanks for posting
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    Now that's what I call a great idea!!!
    I love it more then my 72 inch board that I make merging 2 ironing boards (one normal board with a over the door type board) It's ok but I have problems with it trying to tip over some times when working with longer quilt tops.

    SO I'm thinking about changing my plans, using your cart idea and adding fold out sides on each end so I can still have the length when I need it.
    You are so smart!!!
    Thanks for making this and sharing!

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    I really love this idea. I bought a big board at the Houston Quilt Show years ago and just now have a room I can use it in. I discovered the underneath boards do not fit the ironing boards it was supposedly designed for. I like your idea much much better. Is your board secured to the cart? Or does it just sit on the top? Can't tell from the picture.

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    A very smart idea!! Love it.
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    Cool! Like I've said on here before, leave it to a quilter to come up with really neat ideas!
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    Excellent! And look at the added storage you'll have!!

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    Wow what a smart gal you are-very clever.
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    Great idea!

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    thanks for such a great idea. I bet a 'butcher block' table with wheels and one of those square press on one side and cut on the other side boards might fit perfect and take up less space in my very small craft room. I love your idea, but it would be too big for my small room. You are very clever to think of doing that.

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    I have a similar set-up with the top of an old over-the-door board that we attached to the top of a plastic rolling cart. I LOVE that it rolls all over my concrete floor. Mine's not nearly as pretty as yours, though!
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    Wonderful idea.

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    That's using your nogin!!
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    What a great idea...
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    Thanks so much for all your kind words. I'd like to take full credit for it. I had seen a blog where someone showed what looked like a rolling ironing station. I had emailed her to find out where she got the rolling cart shelves but got nothing in return.
    I did make up a tutorial on how to make it but can't link it and I have to admit that I'm too lazy to copy and paste it here on the board. I took a lot of pictures along the way to show how I made it.
    The ironing board top is secured to the table but is fully removable. I love love love my rolling ironing station! It makes things so much easier when I have to move things about.

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    Neat idea! Now off to Walmart~
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