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    Junior Member psthreads's Avatar
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    Ironing area before and after

    1st pictures was my ironing area. Next is the ironing board my husband made me. It is a tool box from Lowe's with 1/2" plywood cut 24" x 48". I covered it with cotton batting and the silver ironing board fabric.
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    Very nifty and clever

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    What a GREAT idea! Very nice area (and hubby too!
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    Are you sewing tools in the tool box? Those are expensive. He must really love you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Are you sewing tools in the tool box? Those are expensive. He must really love you!!
    Yes I think he really does love me, we have been married 41 years. Tool box was only $99 at Lowe's.

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    What a clever idea! Your hubby sounds like a real sweetie.

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    What a great idea - love it. It would also be great to attach a larger piece of plywood and cover it with a cutting mat for a cutting station. My husband made me a cutting station by putting plywood on top of two base cabinets and he attached one of those big white cutting mats from Joanns and put some plastic edging around the edges. Gives me lots of cutting space and room for all my tools, notions and storage space below. I put a regular cutting mat on top because I am not sure of those large white cutting mats are self healing.
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    Very nice ironing surface and since it's on wheels, you can use it for extra quilt support when FMQ.

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    NICE!!! I need to make myself something like that.
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    I"m jealous !!!

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    what a great idea.....bet you could do something similiar with perhaps a find from either the Goodwill or Salvantion Army, an old babychanging table or chest of drawers. I am currently using an old kitchen chopping block table with wire baskets on the bottom, that I put all my embroidery hops in and hang my spray starch from....

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    I had to show hubby this! It is brilliant!
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    Nice! Love that it's on wheels!

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    Very clever and awesome for storage. A friend of mine uses a tool box to put her 10 needle embroidery machine on because it is so sturdy and is great to store all the hoops and things in. Love the ironing board idea.
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    WOW!!! What a great idea. Looks fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I want one. What a wonderful idea. Space saving, sturdy, movable, and cool all in one. I'm showing my hubby this! :-)
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    What a great idea. You created so much storage to boot...very impressive.

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    What a fantastic idea. I think everyone should have one of those.

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    My DH made me one like that and I really like it. I use it on top of my large cutting table. There is room at one end to leave it there all the time.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    Amazing. I envy you.

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    Good idea to have wheels and storage. Like your pink iron.

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    Any screw drivers or power tools in there? Great Idea! I'm thinking I might have to paint it though....PINK!....LOL!

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    I just showed my husband
    thanks for the idea

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    Great idea! That's what I love about the QB!
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    Fabulous idea! Great for extra storage and organization. Did you attach the ironing board top to the tool box in some way or does it simply ride on the top and stay in place with the stabilizing strips on bottom? (At least I think I see stabilizing wood strips on the underside...)

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