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Glendad
Posted 2011-08-18 4:27 PM (#77429)
Subject: Iron boards



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Today I picked up an old Mary proctor double flip down ironing board. It is 16 1/2" wide and 57 inches long.  It is rectangle.  Unless I drop the parts that drop down.  Any suggestions where I can get a ironing board pad and cover or the materials to make a pad and cover?  It has a silicone cover now but I am thinking a heavy cotton canvas would be a better choice.

I added a picture to my album if you would like to see the shape of the board.

http://www.wildginger.com/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumid=479


Edited by Glendad 2011-08-18 4:33 PM
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Grandma C
Posted 2011-08-18 5:00 PM (#77431 - in reply to #77429)
Subject: RE: Iron boards


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I would think a cover starting, bottom to top, with a layer of cotton batting (Warm and Natural), next a layer of Insulbrite, and then a layer of cotton duck.

Edited by Grandma C 2011-08-18 5:04 PM
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Susan in Miami
Posted 2011-08-18 7:50 PM (#77433 - in reply to #77431)
Subject: RE: Iron boards



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You do not want to use insulbrite because when you apply interfacing with steam, the steam will bounce back and cause the interfacing not to hold as well as it should, even to bubble. You want to stay with cotton. I have also heard that a wool blanket under the cotton layer was a good padding but I am sure that cotton batting would work as well.

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Beverly A.
Posted 2011-08-19 8:03 PM (#77447 - in reply to #77429)
Subject: RE: Iron boards


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I used cotton drill to make my replacement cover.
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TessainGabriola
Posted 2011-08-30 11:09 PM (#77633 - in reply to #77429)
Subject: RE: Iron boards



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I swear by Cecelia Podolak's needle punch pads. They come as a big rectangles and you just cut to fit. Mine has finally stayed squashed after 5 years.  This is only the base. You need to make  a cotton cover.


http://www.ceceliapodolak.com    , sewing supplies.

Industrial Ironing Board Pads

Small: $16.00 CDN; $13.50 US.
Large: $36.00 CDN; $27.50 US


3/8" thick nylon needlepunch pad. 16" X 60" to fit standard 54" boards with extra width to wrap around the sides. Or 36" X 60" to cover a larger ironing surface for making a portable ironing board. Extra thickness prevents pad from matting down. The pad wicks moisture from the cotton covered surface and helps keep the pressing surface dry. Will not mold or mildew.

https://www.agreatnotion.com    pressing supplies.
A Great Notion also sells something like it, if not the same thing.

Tessa



Edited by TessainGabriola 2011-08-30 11:10 PM
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2011-08-31 8:12 AM (#77637 - in reply to #77429)
Subject: RE: Iron boards



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I also use the pads from Ce on my ironing board.  I have a wooden board.  I cover it with sheeting.
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Glendad
Posted 2011-09-05 9:41 PM (#77715 - in reply to #77429)
Subject: RE: Iron boards



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Thank you for all your suggestions.  I finally decided on some acid free cotton needle punched padding, double layer.  The ironing board is 17" wide so I ended up buying the padding at Joanne's.  I used the old pad and cover for a pattern.  For the top I used some cotton canvas that I had in my stash. I edge the pad and canvas with bias tape and for the draw string I used some twill tape from what I had in my sewing room.  I do a lot of tailoring and use a lot of steam.  This seems to be working really well and I love having a wide ironing board.

Edited by Glendad 2011-09-05 9:50 PM
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