TIPS & TECHNIQUES
When You Need a Big Ironing Surface…
Sometimes a regular ironing board just isn’t big enough!
Originally posted on April 12, 2018 by Cheryl Sleboda
You can also follow lots of instructions online for creating your own ironing board top. One idea is to use a sideboard or buffet table to create an ironing surface from. You will need a solid wood board the size you want your board to be and at least 4 layers of 100% cotton batting. Before you lay down your batting, you will want to lay down a layer of insulating fabric, then the batting, and then your fabric cover of choice. Then your top can be secured to a sturdy base. Instructables.com has lots of ironing board DIY examples to follow.
Cheryl used a sideboard from IKEA and a custom top as her large ironing surface that also doubles as storage.
Next time you find you need a bigger ironing surface, we say go for it! It will to get lots of use and they last for a long time. It’s an investment worth making if you make lots of large quilts.