Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DIY Easy Ironing Board of any size

I was tired of always having my full size ironing board up while I was quilting. But I can't live with out it. So I made myself this board to fit into one of my drawers. As you can see it fits just right because I cut it to the size I wanted.

MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
Pelon Insulbrite (big enough to wrap around your MDF)
Ironing Board Cover Silver Fabric
Staple gun with staples

Step one:
Cut a piece of MDF  to the size of your choice. Then Cut Insulbrite big enough to wrap around the MDF.

Step 2:

 Starting in the corners wrap insulbrite around board and staple. Try to tug till the insulbrite is taunt but don't pull to hard, it will stretch and even rip.

Step 3:
Wrap all four sides around MDF and staple. Again making sure there are no bubbles on the front of the board.

Step 4:
Following same process as Insulbrite attach Ironing Board Cover Silver Fabric to the MDF. I cut the Ironing Board Cover Silver Fabric bigger than the Insubrite so that it would cover the Insulbrite and look like a smoother finish on the back.

I hope this will help someone out there looking for more space. I just take the board off the draw when not in use and tuck it under my table. It looks tighty and is easy to get to when I'm ready to pull out the next project.
Happy Quilting!!!!!