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Date: 1/20/12 9:44 AM

I was watching a tutorial on Missouri Star Quilting for making an ironing "board". It seemed like a very neat idea to me & portable too. Basically a board about 24 inches I think she said, with old towel as the backing & then covered in a big pillowcase. Has anyone made one? Do you like it? Is it as light weight as it seemed on the video? Easy to take places?
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Date: 1/20/12 10:02 AM

You can buy something similar with a cutting board on the back for about the cost of making one. I wouldn't use toweling though I would use fleece. There is a special fleece you can get, I got it for some pot holders I never made so the heat does not transfer. That might be useful in making your own board so no heat gets to the wood. I forget what it's called will try to find out.

heat resistent fleece
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They sell this at Joanns with the interfacing here it's behind the counter

joanns
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I mention Joanns cos of the coupons and sales
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Date: 1/20/12 10:06 AM

Oh I think I have seen something like that on TV sewing. I will check it out. Do you have one? Like it?
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Date: 1/20/12 10:12 AM

Yes I keep it on my side table. I have a computer table for sewing and and old wood typing table (remember those they are no longer sold) lol as my L shape I have a lamp on it and my cutting/pressing board and iron. Use to keep my serger there when I was sewing clothing.

June Tailor

I got this with a 50% off coupon at Joanns approx $15 worth the investment. Easier then going back and forth to the big table behind me

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Date: 1/20/12 10:14 AM

One of the is on sale right now

Joanns sale

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Date: 1/20/12 10:29 AM

Oh that looks nice! I have one of those old wheeling tables too.. a great idea to put it on there & wheel it next to the sm! Thank you! .......... now to watch for a great coupon...

To add; gee yours is a very nice size too... I think I like it.
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Date: 1/20/12 10:30 AM

Oh great thank you! Maybe I can get to JoAnn's tomorrow depending on the weather.... Many thanks!!!

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Date: 1/20/12 10:53 AM

another nice thing to go with it is one of the mini irons. I have one always forget about it. But the more current ones are nicer and also usually come with stand mine doesn't have one. I would love to find a decent lightweight iron. Most of them now are so heavy.

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Date: 1/20/12 12:48 PM

Oh it is so nasty weather outside.... Do you think you can order the double sided board like yours online? I did order scissors from JF before Christmas it took a while but they came okay. Not sure would the June Taylor board travel okay? What do you think? ... I do not know if the store would hold it at sale price for me til I could make it there, I know that Hancock's will not do it... winter.... Brother!!!

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Date: 1/20/12 2:10 PM

you can order right from Joanns and get the sale price. A bit more on June Tailor. Let's try Amazon.

111" by 11"

12" by 18"

The second is a real deal. It mostly runs $40-50 not on sale.

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