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    Missouri Star

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    Default looking for a really good tutorial on making a oversized ironing board.

    Had one in mind but naturally can't find it now. Some on them use insulbright, some don't. Help!
    Gina

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    Default Re: looking for a really good tutorial on making a oversized ironing board.

    Here's a tut. I don't think you need insulbrite. It might push moisture back into what you might be pressing. I wouldn't recommend it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ0DIDPbDxw
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    Default Re: looking for a really good tutorial on making a oversized ironing board.

    Donna & Matt Jordan have a tutorial on how they made their large ironing mat. It's called "Matt's Ironing Board Adventure." You'll find it on YouTube.
    Last edited by JCY; August 22nd, 2019 at 06:08 PM.

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    Default Re: looking for a really good tutorial on making a oversized ironing board.

    I took 1/2 of a sheet of plywood (4'x8' cut in half to 2'x4'), covered it with 2 layers of cotton batting & topped with the silver ironing board fabric (I think it has a name, not sure what that is, lol) I cut the batting & fabric about a foot bigger than the boatd, whice gave ms about 6"of wighleroom, becsuse im clumsy. Lol

    I laid the silver fabric face-down on the floor, then the batting, then the plywood. Istapld one side, then the opposite side. You tug it a bit, but it's batting so it will just shred if you yank on it too muvh; you just want to get it smooth & even. Then I trimmed the ends of the batting. Then I folded the excess all the way around- not sure how to describe that, actually. Basically, take the raw edge & fold it wrong side together so the raw edge kinds of buts up to the plywood & leaves a nice clean folded edge to fold over & staple to the board. Did one long side, the the other long side then the corners - I set can't describe that, I'm sorry! Then the short sides stapled to the board. And be a use I'm a terrible stapler, I whacked each staple with a hammer to get the flush with the board then I duct tped over the stapled edge so it wouldn't catch on stuff.

    The corners weren't easy, I just sort of logiced my way thru, lol. When I was stapling the fabric, I kept tugging to keep it taut. It's been 2 years & works great! I love that I can iron yardage with the whole WOF on the ironing board & not have to shift it around.

    I just lay it on top of my ir9ng board or, more often, on the ripolking kitchen cart I repurposed for cutting & storage. On the rare occasions I clean up & put EVERYTHING away (really rare :lol) it stands on end behind the guest bed, totally out of sight.

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    Default Re: looking for a really good tutorial on making a oversized ironing board.

    I didn't use anything special, just a few layers of batting (all 100% cotton) and a layer of a lightweight canvas on top - mostly because I had it and it's an offwhite/beige and wasn't being used for what I had bought it for. I like the idea of just adding another new layer on top when or if it gets too dirty or messed up.

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    Default Re: looking for a really good tutorial on making a oversized ironing board.

    Thanks guys. I looked at the tutes mentioned & liked them all. Of course, loved the Jenny tute. She has always been just too cute!

    Gina

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