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    Rolling Ironing Station - An IKEA Hack...

    Hi everyone! I'm such a happy camper.
    This weekend I used some of my sewing time to put together a new pressing station! It is so easy to create an ironing top for existing furniture. I my case I splurged for a new cabinet from IKEA to fit all of my WIP baskets plus some extra space behind doors!

    Here is what it looks like.
    If you are interested how I put it together, check out my blog.
    http://duelingthreads.wordpress.com
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    That is just brilliant! I have to ask you one question-- only 4 WIP baskets? You are very disciplined if you only have 4!

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      #3
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      I saw something similar this weekend on facebook. That turned out great!
      pat.

      No rain....no rainbows!


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      If you can't be nice.....BE QUIET!

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        #4
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        This looks great! I love the idea that it's on wheels and has storage underneath.
        One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!

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          #5
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          I love it great Idea I have been thinking of something similar as well but just a not as long.
          Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

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            Very nice!! I like the wheels too & especially the fact that it's rectangular, not the odd shape of a regular ironing board. So much better for a quilters needs.
            May the road rise up to meet you...
            May the wind be always at your back...
            May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead...
            Patt :icon_wave:

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              Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
              That is just brilliant! I have to ask you one question-- only 4 WIP baskets? You are very disciplined if you only have 4!
              WIP only includes cut fabrics, not patterns and stash! For that I have completely separate storage. I like to keep my real WIP in sight so that I keep working on it!

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                That is just awesome!

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                  I have the same set up! I don't have mine on casters because I'm really short and that would make the surface too high for me. But it's a great ironing surface. I attached the board to the IKEA bookcase with Velcro Command strips, the kind they suggest for hanging picture frames on the wall.

                  BTW, yours look sew much tidier than mine!
                  Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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                    Great idea!
                    Katrina
                    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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                      It really looks wonderful and your idea to use baskets with holes is brilliant. I admit I have "out of sight out of mind" issues. I wish I had that much space! My sewing room is too small and to get to a back storage area I have to fold my ironing board away. Maybe someday...
                      ~Louise

                      What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
                      George Eliot

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                        #12
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                        Brilliant! I have plans to do the same and have ironing top/pad already plus dresser, but had not thought of wheels...
                        Great idea as they will bring up the height to make pressing easier!

                        I'm with the others here...you need more WIP baskets!!
                        Sonic is learning to sew and quilt. .....:icon_noob:

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                          I have done the same with a double dresser, minus wheels. I store my patterns, thread, tools, and misc in the six drawers. I plan to have shelves hung and a pegboard for rulers on the walls above it. One of the drawers also holds all of my receipts aka "the evidence". My best friend Deborah has strict instructions that should she get the call that something has happened to me, she is to immediately go and destroy the contents of that drawer!
                          Donna

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                            Very, very cool!


                            Sandy from Cincinnati


                            AKA Kermit

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                              #15
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                              Thank you thank you thank you LoveMyMachines and Guitar Gramma!! Your ideas are brilliant and gave me an idea for solving my ironing issues. I hate having my board up because it was a cheap one to begin with and is already rickety. Now thanks to your ideas I am going to repurpose my microwave stand, a wire one on casters, and use Guitar Gramma's idea to stick an ironing surface onto it with command strips. My micro cart is about 34" high, which is a pretty good height for me. I can then move this smaller stand to whichever room I am using to sew and then back out of the way easily. This is gonna be great! Thanks again for making my day!

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