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Date: 10/26/11 7:48 AM

I tend to work at my ironing board (no room for extra table) so I replace covers often, after getting glue, stabilizer, spray, etc. on them.
Even the coated ones eventually wear out.

Is there a coated mat you can use or something heat-resistant to sew up? I have seen silicone kitchen mats I thought might work, and there is probably something clever in the hardware stores?

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Date: 10/26/11 8:19 AM

I like plain old cheapo cotton drill for a cover. My padding is an old wool blanket someone mistakenly washed in hot and dried on hot so it's nicely think with felting. I like to put several layers of drill on my pad.... then I can just take off top dirty layer when it's more a danger than the iron and voila, there's a new cover already on the board!

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Date: 10/26/11 9:44 AM

Are you familiar with Insulbrite? That's more of a padding than a heat resistant cover. I use old sheets I find at the Goodwill for a cover. I too work a lot at my ironing board (which is actually a table top on top of cabinets)

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Date: 10/26/11 12:03 PM

Thanks, I've seen Insulbrite traveling iron pads.
Just wondering if anyone has come up with some other heat-coated mat, wipeable ? for use as a throw-on mat for messy projects--to protect the regular pad.
-- Edited on 10/26/11 12:17 PM --

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Date: 10/26/11 1:00 PM

you could use freezer paper, possibly... if you put the coated side down, and iron it, it will stick, but is removable. then you could mess up the top to your hearts content, then peel it off and throw it out when you're done.....

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Date: 10/26/11 3:33 PM

This is what I use on my ironing board extender. It makes for a larger work surface that you can iron on. I use a cutting mat on top of it when I want to work on craft projects.
-- Edited on 10/26/11 3:34 PM --

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