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Turn the ironing board around (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 3/25/05 10:50 AM
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When ironing yardage or other large, flat pieces (like quilt tops or tablecloths), you'll have more space if you turn the ironing board around, so that the square end is on your left (for right-handers) and the pointy end is on your right.
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Karla Kizer said...
LOL - DUH!!!! 55 years old, and I never figured this one out for myself. Sheesh! Thank you, Irene.
3/25/05 4:53 PM
Tiner W said...
I've always ironed men's shirts on the square end, too.
3/25/05 10:21 PM
Everyday Sewist said...
That's interesting...I've always ironed everything like this. I didn't know the board was normally used the other way around!
3/25/05 10:31 PM
SewVeryTall said...
Or you could just move your iron to the other end, lol. This reminds me of what I commented to mamafitz on her new-iron-sewing-supplies-review..."ironing is an ambidextrous sport, right?"
3/26/05 5:05 AM
Astrostitcher said...
Karla, You're not alone - make me Duh too!
3/26/05 6:03 AM
Gemma K. said...
Geez! I'm duhing too! I go crazy ironing yardage, but it never dawned on me to use the wide end. Ey, Yi, Yi! Betty, you cracked me up! Then again, maybe the wide end was meant to be the normal end and nobody ever knew. Maybe the first woman who ironed simply got it wrong.
3/26/05 11:50 AM
PVA said...
Isn't that just like coloring outside the lines? Can we do that? Where do we get permission? Can I say you said it's ok? Makes me kind of nervous! (ROF, LMAO!)
3/30/05 1:04 PM
pacificprincess said...
I do a lot of this type of ironing and never clued in. Thanks!
1/22/07 0:10 AM

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