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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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pacificprincess said... (1/22/07 0:10 AM) Reply
I do a lot of this type of ironing and never clued in. Thanks!
PVA said... (3/30/05 1:04 PM) Reply
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!)
Gemma K. said... (3/26/05 11:50 AM) Reply
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.
Astrostitcher said... (3/26/05 6:03 AM) Reply
Karla, You're not alone - make me Duh too!
SewVeryTall said... (3/26/05 5:05 AM) Reply
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?"
Everyday Sewist said... (3/25/05 10:31 PM) Reply
That's interesting...I've always ironed everything like this. I didn't know the board was normally used the other way around!
Tiner W said... (3/25/05 10:21 PM) Reply
I've always ironed men's shirts on the square end, too.
Karla Kizer said... (3/25/05 4:53 PM) Reply
LOL - DUH!!!! 55 years old, and I never figured this one out for myself. Sheesh! Thank you, Irene.
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