Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Post by Tina » Wed, 05 Sep 2001 20:18:52



Only quilters would get e***d about this....

I was fed up with trying to press a queen-sized quilt or 90" backing
on that ridiculous standard ironing board, so I was looking at those
"European" babies - shoot, they're still only 18" wide, have a pointy
end, and cost $80!

So, I went to Home Depot, got a 2x4 piece of 1/2" thick MDF
(medium-density fiberboard, for those of you who don't watch Norm and
Steve), went to TSWLTH, got 2 yards of Teflon ironing board cover
fabric, two yards of muslin, and a piece of 1/2" foam ***.

I made a "sleeve" of the Teflon and muslin, with the Teflon wider so
that it would cover the sides, put the foam on the board and covered
the whole shooting match with the sleeve, set it on top of my regular
ironing board - it works
like a charm!

It's heavy enough that it's stable, light enough that I can lift it,
and most importantly -

I CAN PRESS AN ENTIRE HALF-YARD OF FABRIC AT ONCE!!!

Total cost? About $15.00. I didn't really need 2 yards of the teflon,
probably could have gotten away with a yard and a half.

Bonus is that I can now iron my 6'4" husband's shirts a heck of a lot
faster - I can iron the entire back at once.

-Tina
Duluth, GA

 
 
 

Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Post by Jules Bradfor » Wed, 05 Sep 2001 20:59:08


Well done Tina,  I have complained myself at ironing boards not being big
enough but it never occurred to me to make a bigger one!!!

--
Jules

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away"

Quote:
> Only quilters would get e***d about this....

> I was fed up with trying to press a queen-sized quilt or 90" backing
> on that ridiculous standard ironing board, so I was looking at those
> "European" babies - shoot, they're still only 18" wide, have a pointy
> end, and cost $80!

> So, I went to Home Depot, got a 2x4 piece of 1/2" thick MDF
> (medium-density fiberboard, for those of you who don't watch Norm and
> Steve), went to TSWLTH, got 2 yards of Teflon ironing board cover
> fabric, two yards of muslin, and a piece of 1/2" foam ***.

> I made a "sleeve" of the Teflon and muslin, with the Teflon wider so
> that it would cover the sides, put the foam on the board and covered
> the whole shooting match with the sleeve, set it on top of my regular
> ironing board - it works
> like a charm!

> It's heavy enough that it's stable, light enough that I can lift it,
> and most importantly -

> I CAN PRESS AN ENTIRE HALF-YARD OF FABRIC AT ONCE!!!

> Total cost? About $15.00. I didn't really need 2 yards of the teflon,
> probably could have gotten away with a yard and a half.

> Bonus is that I can now iron my 6'4" husband's shirts a heck of a lot
> faster - I can iron the entire back at once.

> -Tina
> Duluth, GA

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Post by Kate T » Wed, 05 Sep 2001 21:19:23


Now this is a great idea!!!!
Kate T.
South Mississippi

Quote:
> Only quilters would get e***d about this....

> I was fed up with trying to press a queen-sized quilt or 90" backing
> on that ridiculous standard ironing board, so I was looking at those
> "European" babies - shoot, they're still only 18" wide, have a pointy
> end, and cost $80!

> So, I went to Home Depot, got a 2x4 piece of 1/2" thick MDF
> (medium-density fiberboard, for those of you who don't watch Norm and
> Steve), went to TSWLTH, got 2 yards of Teflon ironing board cover
> fabric, two yards of muslin, and a piece of 1/2" foam ***.

> I made a "sleeve" of the Teflon and muslin, with the Teflon wider so
> that it would cover the sides, put the foam on the board and covered
> the whole shooting match with the sleeve, set it on top of my regular
> ironing board - it works
> like a charm!

> It's heavy enough that it's stable, light enough that I can lift it,
> and most importantly -

> I CAN PRESS AN ENTIRE HALF-YARD OF FABRIC AT ONCE!!!

> Total cost? About $15.00. I didn't really need 2 yards of the teflon,
> probably could have gotten away with a yard and a half.

> Bonus is that I can now iron my 6'4" husband's shirts a heck of a lot
> faster - I can iron the entire back at once.

> -Tina
> Duluth, GA

 
 
 

Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Post by Mind » Wed, 05 Sep 2001 21:29:12


I am guessing that since I *do* know who Norm and Steve, not to mention Bob,
Robin, and the rest of the gang are.....Well...Either I am WAY to interested
in H&G TV or my husband is!!   :)   LOL!!

Mindy B.

http://www.mindra.eboard.com     password: mindra

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> MDF
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> Steve),

 
 
 

Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Post by LN » Wed, 05 Sep 2001 21:38:06


When I went to Keepsake this summer, they had some tephlon for $2/yd (don't
know if that was a deal as I hadn't priced it anywhere else before spotting
it) and I have the 2x4 piece to cover.. Just haven't gotten to it yet. I
hate my ironing board!

--
LN in NH
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www.lnscreations.eboard.com


Quote:
> Only quilters would get e***d about this....

> I was fed up with trying to press a queen-sized quilt or 90" backing
> on that ridiculous standard ironing board, so I was looking at those
> "European" babies - shoot, they're still only 18" wide, have a pointy
> end, and cost $80!

> So, I went to Home Depot, got a 2x4 piece of 1/2" thick MDF
> (medium-density fiberboard, for those of you who don't watch Norm and
> Steve), went to TSWLTH, got 2 yards of Teflon ironing board cover
> fabric, two yards of muslin, and a piece of 1/2" foam ***.

> I made a "sleeve" of the Teflon and muslin, with the Teflon wider so
> that it would cover the sides, put the foam on the board and covered
> the whole shooting match with the sleeve, set it on top of my regular
> ironing board - it works
> like a charm!

> It's heavy enough that it's stable, light enough that I can lift it,
> and most importantly -

> I CAN PRESS AN ENTIRE HALF-YARD OF FABRIC AT ONCE!!!

> Total cost? About $15.00. I didn't really need 2 yards of the teflon,
> probably could have gotten away with a yard and a half.

> Bonus is that I can now iron my 6'4" husband's shirts a heck of a lot
> faster - I can iron the entire back at once.

> -Tina
> Duluth, GA

 
 
 

Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Post by Linda Campbel » Wed, 05 Sep 2001 22:34:45


And now that he is retired, you can teach him to iron his own shirts!!!!

Gives you even more time for quilting
(BG)

Linda and the Gang in SF

Quote:

> Only quilters would get e***d about this....

> I was fed up with trying to press a queen-sized quilt or 90" backing
> on that ridiculous standard ironing board, so I was looking at those
> "European" babies - shoot, they're still only 18" wide, have a pointy
> end, and cost $80!

> So, I went to Home Depot, got a 2x4 piece of 1/2" thick MDF
> (medium-density fiberboard, for those of you who don't watch Norm and
> Steve), went to TSWLTH, got 2 yards of Teflon ironing board cover
> fabric, two yards of muslin, and a piece of 1/2" foam ***.

> I made a "sleeve" of the Teflon and muslin, with the Teflon wider so
> that it would cover the sides, put the foam on the board and covered
> the whole shooting match with the sleeve, set it on top of my regular
> ironing board - it works
> like a charm!

> It's heavy enough that it's stable, light enough that I can lift it,
> and most importantly -

> I CAN PRESS AN ENTIRE HALF-YARD OF FABRIC AT ONCE!!!

> Total cost? About $15.00. I didn't really need 2 yards of the teflon,
> probably could have gotten away with a yard and a half.

> Bonus is that I can now iron my 6'4" husband's shirts a heck of a lot
> faster - I can iron the entire back at once.

> -Tina
> Duluth, GA

 
 
 

Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Post by Vickie Y » Thu, 06 Sep 2001 03:09:44


Tina, you clever girl!  Good for you for coming up with such a great
solution.
I recently saw a nice wide ironing board at K-Mart for about $40, but
yours sound even better!
Vickie in Ohio
Quote:

> Only quilters would get e***d about this....

> I was fed up with trying to press a queen-sized quilt or 90" backing
> on that ridiculous standard ironing board, so I was looking at those
> "European" babies - shoot, they're still only 18" wide, have a pointy
> end, and cost $80!

> So, I went to Home Depot, got a 2x4 piece of 1/2" thick MDF
> (medium-density fiberboard, for those of you who don't watch Norm and
> Steve), went to TSWLTH, got 2 yards of Teflon ironing board cover
> fabric, two yards of muslin, and a piece of 1/2" foam ***.

> I made a "sleeve" of the Teflon and muslin, with the Teflon wider so
> that it would cover the sides, put the foam on the board and covered
> the whole shooting match with the sleeve, set it on top of my regular
> ironing board - it works
> like a charm!

> It's heavy enough that it's stable, light enough that I can lift it,
> and most importantly -

> I CAN PRESS AN ENTIRE HALF-YARD OF FABRIC AT ONCE!!!

> Total cost? About $15.00. I didn't really need 2 yards of the teflon,
> probably could have gotten away with a yard and a half.

> Bonus is that I can now iron my 6'4" husband's shirts a heck of a lot
> faster - I can iron the entire back at once.

> -Tina
> Duluth, GA

 
 
 

Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Post by Dragonfl » Thu, 06 Sep 2001 03:13:57


How clever and frugal, too!
--
Dragonfly
dragonfly_quilts at hotmail.com


Quote:
> Only quilters would get e***d about this....

> I was fed up with trying to press a queen-sized quilt or 90" backing
> on that ridiculous standard ironing board, so I was looking at those
> "European" babies - shoot, they're still only 18" wide, have a pointy
> end, and cost $80!

> So, I went to Home Depot, got a 2x4 piece of 1/2" thick MDF
> (medium-density fiberboard, for those of you who don't watch Norm and
> Steve), went to TSWLTH, got 2 yards of Teflon ironing board cover
> fabric, two yards of muslin, and a piece of 1/2" foam ***.

> I made a "sleeve" of the Teflon and muslin, with the Teflon wider so
> that it would cover the sides, put the foam on the board and covered
> the whole shooting match with the sleeve, set it on top of my regular
> ironing board - it works
> like a charm!

> It's heavy enough that it's stable, light enough that I can lift it,
> and most importantly -

> I CAN PRESS AN ENTIRE HALF-YARD OF FABRIC AT ONCE!!!

> Total cost? About $15.00. I didn't really need 2 yards of the teflon,
> probably could have gotten away with a yard and a half.

> Bonus is that I can now iron my 6'4" husband's shirts a heck of a lot
> faster - I can iron the entire back at once.

> -Tina
> Duluth, GA

 
 
 

Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Post by orca » Thu, 06 Sep 2001 05:30:05


I use a large piece of the quilted teflon stuff on my cutting
table when ironing fabric.  (I have the JoAnn's table, and it
folds out big enough to keep yards of fabric up off the floor
while I iron it.)
--
Ruth in Happy Camp

Quote:
> How clever and frugal, too!
> --
> Dragonfly
> dragonfly_quilts at hotmail.com



> > Only quilters would get e***d about this....

> > I was fed up with trying to press a queen-sized quilt or 90" backing
> > on that ridiculous standard ironing board, so I was looking at those
> > "European" babies - shoot, they're still only 18" wide, have a pointy
> > end, and cost $80!

> > So, I went to Home Depot, got a 2x4 piece of 1/2" thick MDF
> > (medium-density fiberboard, for those of you who don't watch Norm and
> > Steve), went to TSWLTH, got 2 yards of Teflon ironing board cover
> > fabric, two yards of muslin, and a piece of 1/2" foam ***.

> > I made a "sleeve" of the Teflon and muslin, with the Teflon wider so
> > that it would cover the sides, put the foam on the board and covered
> > the whole shooting match with the sleeve, set it on top of my regular
> > ironing board - it works
> > like a charm!

> > It's heavy enough that it's stable, light enough that I can lift it,
> > and most importantly -

> > I CAN PRESS AN ENTIRE HALF-YARD OF FABRIC AT ONCE!!!

> > Total cost? About $15.00. I didn't really need 2 yards of the teflon,
> > probably could have gotten away with a yard and a half.

> > Bonus is that I can now iron my 6'4" husband's shirts a heck of a lot
> > faster - I can iron the entire back at once.

> > -Tina
> > Duluth, GA

 
 
 

Happy dance - I made a new ironing board!

Post by Alice » Thu, 06 Sep 2001 06:25:32


You mean I could iron shirts on my ironing board too??????  Just kidding!
Actually, my husband does do his own ironing - what a sweetie!

This new board sounds like a fabulous idea - especially as I am currently
looking at my king size quilt top*** over my pitiful standard ironing
board!  I knew there had to be a better way!

I need to baste this top tomorrow night - that oughta be fun!

Alice

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Quote:
> Only quilters would get e***d about this....

> I was fed up with trying to press a queen-sized quilt or 90" backing
> on that ridiculous standard ironing board, so I was looking at those
> "European" babies - shoot, they're still only 18" wide, have a pointy
> end, and cost $80!

> So, I went to Home Depot, got a 2x4 piece of 1/2" thick MDF
> (medium-density fiberboard, for those of you who don't watch Norm and
> Steve), went to TSWLTH, got 2 yards of Teflon ironing board cover
> fabric, two yards of muslin, and a piece of 1/2" foam ***.

> I made a "sleeve" of the Teflon and muslin, with the Teflon wider so
> that it would cover the sides, put the foam on the board and covered
> the whole shooting match with the sleeve, set it on top of my regular
> ironing board - it works
> like a charm!

> It's heavy enough that it's stable, light enough that I can lift it,
> and most importantly -

> I CAN PRESS AN ENTIRE HALF-YARD OF FABRIC AT ONCE!!!

> Total cost? About $15.00. I didn't really need 2 yards of the teflon,
> probably could have gotten away with a yard and a half.

> Bonus is that I can now iron my 6'4" husband's shirts a heck of a lot
> faster - I can iron the entire back at once.

> -Tina
> Duluth, GA