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Old 11-30-2010, 05:28 AM
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My next project is making an ironing board on top of my
washing machine. Quilted padded piece then back is the silver ironing type fabric. Putting craft strips at sides
so it will not shift. I used to use 2 towels anywhere.
Saw the idea in a "Sky Mall " magazine on a plane in Aug.
Got fabric in Joann's.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:03 AM
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I made a big ironing board to go on top of my ironing board - and well now my ironing board needs to be replaced. It is starting to wobble. Instead of buying a new, expensive heavy duty ironing board, I'm going to Sam's Club and buying a folding table that is height adjustable. I'll get more use out of that in the long run - and for as little as I do regular ironing, the bit of wobble won't affect me at all....
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Winnie
Joyce, I made a similar type of board to yours but made the top portable. I took a piece of 3/4" plywood and covered it in padding and then a flannel covering. I stapled it underneath. I turned the big board upside down on the floor. Then I turned the ironing board upside down on the covered wood and marked 5 places on it -2 along the sides, 2 along the "curve" and one at the end. Then I screwed a 6" piece of 1' x 2" wood at each of these places. These hold the board snugly in place. That way I can remove the big top and put it away if I want to use the ironing board.
I did this too but also added a 2" wide piece of Velcro across the width to hold the new board on the underside of the original ironing board (it's made of solid wood). That tell's you how old it is = 66 yrs. I got it from my Mom, when she got a new ironing board. It's a pretty solid surface and acts as an additional horizontal surface to hold fabric piles, quilts, etc. during construction or if there's no where else to stack them.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:26 AM
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Thanks for sharing
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:20 AM
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Should have written craft magnetic strips along the sides.
Have fabric laying to top of washer to measure -that's all so far.



Originally Posted by Mornigstar
My next project is making an ironing board on top of my
washing machine. Quilted padded piece then back is the silver ironing type fabric. Putting craft strips at sides
so it will not shift. I used to use 2 towels anywhere.
Saw the idea in a "Sky Mall " magazine on a plane in Aug.
Got fabric in Joann's.
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