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Ironing board/pad/cover…

jatman | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

In a move I recently lost my ironing board, etc.  It was a really good one that had a great pad on it that I now can’t seem to find in stores anywhere.  The pad looked like large cotton yarns that were all sewn together and the whole thing was really thick and great to iron over.  Does anyone out there know what I’m talking about?  If so, do you know what it’s called and where I can get another one?  Also, any suggestions for finding an ironing board that doesn’t wobble would be appreciated.

Thank you for any help you can give me.

JT

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    ThreadKoe | | #1

    I shall grieve for the loss of a valuable sewing friend with you.  Have you checked out the sewing sites to see what the sewing tools people have for ironing boards and covers?  Sewing sites might have reccomendations on things like that as well as sewing machines.   The cover sounds like it was a heavy cotton duck fabric or canvas, lucky you!  They can be hard to find, but not impossible.  There is also the possibility of builiding your own pressing surface.  There have been articles on this in the past.  Cathy

    1. jatman | | #2

      Thank you for your sympathetic tear!  I am heartbroken.  I have looked at a couple of sites and haven't seen what I was looking for.  Oddly enough, I got to go to New York for the first time this past weekend and I think I remember seeing a pad in one of the stores there but we hadn't received our stuff yet so I didn't realize I needed to replace it.  I went to quite a few stores so tracing my tracks is a little difficult.  One store does seem to have quite a few things listed online (Greenburg & Hammer) but doesn't have photos of many things.

      At any rate, thank you for your sympathy and suggestions!

      JT

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        ThreadKoe | | #3

        I had an old ironing board that I loved and worked really well until my children for some reason decided that they should try to climb on it!  Of course the legs collapsed and broke...  It took me forever to find another that was suitable...at a YARDSALE.  It wobbled a bit, but was heavier than the ones in the local stores and fit my meagre budget at the time.  Fortunately, my floors are uneven, so as long as I put it up so it does not wobble when I am using it it is ok, tee hee.  Rather a bother to have to replace an old friend tho.  How they managed to lose an ironing board is what I am wondering???????    Cathy

        1. jatman | | #4

          Yep.  That's a good question.  I'm hoping to find that out in the next couple of days....!

          JT

           

  2. miatamomma | | #5

    You made me think about my ironing board.  I just realized that it is more than 40 years old, all metal and came from Sears.  Very sturdy.  Probably don't make them like that any more.  Also I had a pad like the one you described for my board.  It may have come from Sears or I ordered it from Vogue Fabrics in Chicago.  It has been several years.

    Sue

    1. jatman | | #6

      I didn't think to check Sears or Vogue Fabrics - I will now!  Thank you!

      JT

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