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Grey heatproof fabric is perhaps best fabric for ironing board covers (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 4/18/03 0:48 AM
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I bought a tabletop ironing board at the Salvation Army yesterday. I took it home and was wiping off the seemingly brand new turquoise cover. I had a damp paper towel. The towel was covered with turquoise dye! I also once had a pretty cover that had sunflowers with green stems on it. I ended up with green dye on a white shirt from that one. I think that the grey heatproof material is probably the best choice. I'm sure that many of you have used colored covers with no problems. I had done so for many years also but after these two incidents, will play it safe with the grey. I posted about this on another forum and had a woman reply with the same problem of color coming out of the board cover on clothing.
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NancyDaQ said...
Do you mean the gray shiny covers? While they won't transfer dyes, I have heard they are not so great because of the way they bounce they reflect the heat back through the fabric. This will cause fusible interfacing to bubble. There are plain colored cotton ones you can buy, probably your best and safest choice.
4/18/03 12:22 PM
Tonya said...
I have the grey teflon cover right now, and you're right nanflan, it's not the greatest. I just bought a plain undyed cover from bed bath & beyond because I was afraid of design transfer - glad to see that I made a good choice. Thanks for the tip, Kel!
4/23/03 11:45 AM

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