Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Big Board!

I ♥ my Big Board! 

Made from plywood, these 22" x 60" boards are made to sit on top of a regular ironing board making it easy to press a full width of fabric or backing for a quilt. 

After a few years of giving "hints", I finally printed off some instructions (← click here for link) and left them around the house in strategic places... kitchen table, bathroom mirror, inside the refrigerator... until one day my dear husband made me one of my very own!  Gotta love a man with skills.  And tools.

I cut up an old ironing board cover and pieced it with some of the heat-resistant fabric I purchased for the cover.  I layered some batting, including a couple layers of flat cotton batt, and one layer of Insul-bright insulating material (with reflective metalized poly film).  Then I trimmed, tugged and stapled the fabric to the board with my upholstery stapler.   It's a thing of beauty! 

All ready to press on!!  A wonderful addition to my happy haven of a sewing studio.  Stop by for a visit anytime!


  1. Always fabulous - you and your ideas! Love your series on Riley Blake - great service!

  2. I love it! I'm going to find those instructions and use your technique. I'll let you know if it works as well with my hubby as it did with yours.

  3. Love that idea!! but especially love the way you hinted to your husband - some men tske a long time dont they???

  4. I'm so glad I found your blog! I wanted to get one of these and couldn't find a pattern. I didn't want to pay $100 for one online so you just made my day! Thanks!


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