Making a Large Pressing Station

I had a nice heavy-duty ironing board that somewhere along the way, most likely during a move, had an accident which resulted in a dent in the top. That made for some annoying pressing moments.

Ironing Board Expanded

I had a few choices….
…spend the money on a new one
…try to pound out the dent or
…use the ironing stand as a base for a larger surface

My husband is handy and cut a piece of 3/4 inch thick pressboard 24 x 60, and screwed it onto the top of the ironing board frame. 60 inches long is enough to open up yardage that is 44 inches wide with room to spare. A quilters delight!

Ironing Board Expanded

I padded the board with Bo-Nash IronSlide 2000 Ironing Board Cover to cover the entire top. The Teflon cover had adhesive so I could cut it down to size and fold it under.

Ironing Board Expanded

I eventually made a muslin cover that is washable.

Ironing Board Expanded

For the muslin cover, I used extra wide muslin cut 35 x 70. I made 1 1/2 inch casing and added 1 inch elastic cutting it to fit.

Ironing Board Expanded

It is amazing how helpful it is to have a larger pressing station and if needed I can use the entire 60 inch length. Love it!

Have you specially made items to fit your needs?

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

  • Debi Weaver

    Pretty cool!

  • Kathie W

    Did you just use one of the Bo-Nash covers? I noticed it’s only 19 inches wide. Thanks for the great idea!

  • Kathie W

    I just found the larger size at another site. The one you linked to only goes up to 19 in wide so I started searching :-). Thanks again!

    • Jackie

      Thanks Kathie, can you send me the link, I will change my post to reflect that.

      Jackie Berdych
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