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TooMuchFabric Send a Message
Windy Country
I use a plain old (really old) ironing board and would love to have one of the large ones but then there is the price thing so I was wondering others use.

What kind of ironing board or table do you use?
3/22/2011 7:43:29 AM
auntjana Send a Message
Herriman, Utah
I bought a new Rowenta Ironing board from Amazon - it is extra wide - I can lay a 12 1/2 block across it to press them. It is very heavy and it is sturdy too. It was expensive - but I am very happy with it.

I have also made a small portable pressing mat for piecing by just covering a 14 inch width of pine board - I had extra from shelving - padded it with warm and natural batting and the cover is a tan or white t-shirt fabric. It is about 12 by 18 or so - whatever I had left. The t-shirt knit, I got at a Jo Ann's. To hold everything thing in place - I used long thumbtacks on the backside and hammered them in. When the cover gets too bad - I just change it out.

Good luck - I did find many of the ironing boards in the stores to be very flimsy
Jana
3/22/2011 1:14:17 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
California
my husband built a frame to go around my existing ironing board then he attached some ply wood to it to give me a wider board... I covered it and viola` had a bigger board... I didn't have the space for it so don't use it anymore but it was a great iron board.

it was nice to be able to take it off when I needed a smaller board.
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3/23/2011 5:03:10 AM
TooMuchFabric Send a Message
Windy Country
Another question: Would one of the tall folding tables that has a fiberglass type top work if you used the insulated fleece for padding then used cotton or the silver stuff for a cover?
3/23/2011 9:12:46 AM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
California
I am not sure if the plastic can stand the heat even with the insulbrite stuff or silver stuff... most iron boards are metal or wood with the silver stuff... maybe you could put some ply wood over it first????

wouldn't one of those tables be kind of low and maybe even a bit wobbly?

let us know what you come up with.
3/23/2011 4:29:42 PM
TooMuchFabric Send a Message
Windy Country
On the sewing room video El has a table with the iron and one of the steam things but I couldn't tell what material the top was made from. She has the height raised with pvc material.
3/23/2011 5:41:12 PM
norwich Send a Message
Wisconsin
My husband made me a large ironing surface out of wood covered with this ironing board pad I got in the fabric department at Walmart and then covered it with some thick and sturdy material. The cover and pad is secured with heavy duty staples underneath and the ironing surface is on a table, which is the perfect height for me.
3/23/2011 10:57:21 PM
TooMuchFabric Send a Message
Windy Country
Back on this one...do you know of any place to purchase a larger ironing board that is sturdy and affordable?
6/26/2011 5:37:31 AM
auntjana Send a Message
Herriman, Utah
I found on Amazon.com a extra wide ironing board made by Rowenta - it is very sturdy and heavy too - I love mine - it wasn't cheap - but should outlast me!

Jana
see below on me too!
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6/27/2011 7:24:26 AM
northbound Send a Message
9th planet
Sharon Schamber has directions for making one on youtube. She covered a piece of plywood with a layer of cotton batting and then stapled cotton canvas over it. I used a scrap of plywood, and Warm & Natural batting and canvas from WalMart. It's less padded than my regular ironing board but the few blocks I've pressed on it don't show the cut edges imprinted on the front of the block.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LGbXou_u4c

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7/16/2011 6:34:01 AM
TooMuchFabric Send a Message
Windy Country
Thank you for the information. I was at the local discount store and they have an oversized one. It is around $40 and while it isn't exactly what I would like to have, it appears to be sturdy and may be an option.
7/18/2011 3:43:03 PM
scrapquilter48 Send a Message
winnipeg, mb,canada
My father made iron board from plywood, lenght just so, similiar to a surf board, then mother covered it with fabric, straped by elastics and finally, purchased some iron protector fabric and held secure in place. It was just a top no metal feet etc..and leans against two objects. I can place over my kitchen sink, or tow chairs, easty to travel.
11/16/2012 9:56:00 AM
MainelyMe Send a Message
Maine,USA
Just a note about your "old" ironing board. Keep it!! And add a big board on top if you are looking for more ironing space. I have a very old, heavy and sturdy ironing board from around 1950 and wouldn't give it up for the world. I have yet to see another board that can hold a candle to this one and everyone I know would tell you the same.
My DH gave me a big board that goes on top of my regular board several years ago and I love it especially for ironing large pieces of fabric. I can put it on and off as I wish. Just my opinion.
Joan
11/17/2012 6:15:03 PM
firdous12 Send a Message
lahore pk
Ironing table is ideal if you only iron once in a while, but need the equipment to work properly. No more problems with your iron rest these steam ironing tables comes with a metal steam iron rest that's adjustable for left or right-handed use Plus the table is adjustable to your own height.https://itday.com/irons-steamers/top-6-best-ironing-board-review-ultimate-guide-buyers/
11/4/2017 4:58:24 AM
scrapquilter48 Send a Message
winnipeg, mb,canada
Yes I've seen some quilters in my guild use and old plywood from some trash bin in hardward store and wrapped some kind of fabric for their ironboard.
12/13/2017 1:08:39 PM
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