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X-Large Ironing Board
SueSwan Send a Message
Northern Cali
I have looked and looked for an over sized ironing board. I have struck out. Can't find one online at Amazon or anywhere I google ... any ideas ?

7/26/2009 4:26:27 PM
Cathy32078 Send a Message
Okla. 4 now
Hi Sue,
You can make this yourself if you or you have someone that is handy with simple woodworking. Here is the website of the original Big Ironing Board. They are pricey but man they are so nice! So nice!


7/26/2009 8:25:19 PM
vagrandma Send a Message
Sue.......this is what I came up with for my ironing area. I just took a board and padded it with cotton batt or flannel (can't remember which) and then I covered it with canvas. I'm thinking of covering it with the silver teflon fabric if I can find it. It works great for me.

7/26/2009 8:27:49 PM
auntjana Send a Message
Herriman, Utah
I too have a homemade ironing board - I covered mine with several layers of cotton batting then with cotton t-shirt fabric - its soft and stretched and made a tight cover which I thumb-tacked to the under side. It works great and when it gets too dirty/ugly, I just change the top cover. T-shirt fabric is 60 inches wide. I used a solid color - tan or white - then I was assured that nothing would transfer to what I was ironing. I even have a small one built the same way - 12 x 18 that I use right next to my machine. Great for pressing seams as I assemble blocks

7/26/2009 9:51:48 PM
I have the homemade board also, thanks to my wonderful hubby!! I covoered it with batting then bought the teflon fabric by the yard at Joann's... It is wonderful and the price was right!!!

7/26/2009 10:02:03 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
I also have a home made board.. dh made a top, framed it and then made it so it fits snuggly on my regular iron board.. I can put it on or take it off... I don't have a lot of room so it isn't as wide as I like but it works.

7/27/2009 4:25:22 AM
SueSwan Send a Message
Northern Cali
Thanks for all the help ..... I have considered this, but was really hoping to get one ..... no ideas where those oversized ones can be bought ?
7/27/2009 7:14:26 AM
vagrandma Send a Message
Sue.....If you're looking for the "big board" here's their website.
7/27/2009 9:14:58 AM
Nancy' Notions has one in their catalog. It is standard big board size, but instead of being an add on it has feet. Just put ironing boards in the search box on her catalog's website.
7/27/2009 10:35:45 AM
CaroleJ Send a Message
Ramona, CA.
Martha Stewart has directions on her website on how to make an oversized ironing board. Of course, her instructions call for some schmancy "English flannel" that is probably available from some obscure shop that's only open on alternate days and takes only cash...<rolling eyes Heavenward>.

I'm sure you could use Insul-Brite or several layers of cotton or wool batting and it would be fine.

7/27/2009 11:26:11 AM
SueSwan Send a Message
Northern Cali
I went by my LQS shop yesterday. They have 2 of the boards I am looking for. They are the regular length, but are 18" wide ..... that is about 3" wider than normal. Barb, the owner, bought them both at Costco. I went there, and they are out of them right now, but told me they get them in all the time. SO, I am getting closer..... I will give them a call periodically to see if they have the boards.
Thanks for all the help, everyone.
7/28/2009 7:04:49 AM
sewbug Send a Message
Right Here
You can go online and find the boards at any Walmart, Cosco, Sam's Club and have it sent to the store close to you, it's free to have store to store. Be sure and buy an extra cover for it if you find one. Those are seldom kept in stock when the boards aren't in stock.
7/31/2009 9:00:20 AM
SueSwan Send a Message
Northern Cali
I have not found the board online .... just tried all those places you suggested ... I will wait patiently until it shows up at my local Costco ..... thanks for the help .....
8/1/2009 8:18:01 AM
sewbug Send a Message
Right Here
the Whitney Design Full Size Ironing Center, Satin Silver and extra large ironing center came up in the search at walmart.com. It does say out of stock though. Cost $89.
8/1/2009 6:57:38 PM
sewbug Send a Message
Right Here
I saw the oversized ironing boards at my local Walmart last night.
8/5/2009 10:45:29 AM
SueSwan Send a Message
Northern Cali
Just got back from vacation ..... one of the stops was Fabric Depot in Portland, OR ...... they had one of those Big Boards for sale for a very reasonable price ..... however I knew DH would not want it sticking out of the sun/moon roof the entire drive home .... LOL .... if I had been alone I may have tried it .....
8/12/2009 12:39:15 PM
grannyQuilts1 Send a Message
Midwest City
sandy that is how i have my big ironing space fixed except i use old doors painted white instead of a plain board. i have mine set up with two big olfa cutting mats. when i need to press something big i just take them off and put the padding on. i grew up on a farm and we use to use old sheets to pad our ironing board. could just toss them in the washer when they got dirty
8/13/2009 7:02:57 PM
SueSwan Send a Message
Northern Cali
Well, I FINALLY made my oversized ironing board. I have been looking and looking for one to purchase, but no luck.

I went to the Home Depot and bought a piece of plywood 4' X 8' for $12.00. Had them cut it in half lengthwise. Then I cut it to 67" and put all the layers of fabric on it described by Martha Stewart.. NOT the English bump of course ...... I did find it in Calico Corners, for $20 per yard,I passed ... instead I used heavy flannel, insulbrite, felt and heavy duty muslin. So far so good.

Thanks for all the help. It has only taken me 6 weeks to get it done ...
9/17/2009 6:09:15 PM
I bought my ironing table from bathla online store. You can try there.
12/11/2013 2:48:09 AM
meka Send a Message
Believe I saw it in Annie's catalog.
1/21/2014 5:43:19 AM
scrapquilter48 Send a Message
winnipeg, mb,canada
My father made my ironing board, just thick piece plywood, wrapped with your iron fabric, old bed sheet underneath, all tucked in at corners with basting stitch then a 1/4 inch elastic. It looks like a surf board. No feet or anything. It leans against my sink, 2 chairs, and slides behind counter easily... Great for camping serves as a bench or picnic counter.

Maybe if you have handy andy in your home, and if you want legs then screw holes, and add from hardware dept.

Better yet, hardware staff could cut one for you just trace on free press your pattern.. Does it help... Old wood hanging around the house? Even if you pay him something.. My ways are maybe old fashion, but I make do..
2/2/2014 6:58:36 AM
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