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Posted on: 8/13/03 9:20 PM
I've been looking for a cutting table with storage and a pressing area with no luck, a friend was getting rid of two infant changing tables, so I screwed them together using L Brackets on the top and bottom of the tables, so they were back to back. I then made a pressing table for the top, using a piece of plywood and wood staples, I stapled cotton bump (1" thick batting) over the plywood, then I covered that with cotton muslin, stapling it to the plywood, over the batting and placed that on top of the changing tables and scewing it to the top of the table, again, using L brackets. I now have a great cutting/pressing table, 3'X4' with plenty of storage underneath.

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glee said...
Great idea! Another ideais to buy the special heat-resistant fabric used on ironing board covers, the grey stuff. I covered my small, cushioned, quilt block cutting board and it is now a small pressing board as well. I just made a tight pillowcase for it, so I can take it off when I want to.
9/14/03 11:02 PM
Gigi Louis said...
What a great idea, Ruthie! Boy, I wish I had the space in my sewing room for one of these.
9/6/03 8:23 AM
Ruthie L said...
Thanks Anne, I didn't notice!
9/5/03 11:10 PM
AnneM said...
Ruthie, you might want to change your tip title from your name to something like "home-made cutting table". This sounds like something yard-sale shoppers might be able to get their hands on. And I like your pressing table top idea; I've been using cardboard on my cutting table but it is not ideal.
9/5/03 12:31 PM
 
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