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DIY Quilter's Ironing Board

HOW TO MAKE A QUILTERS IRONING BOARD I've used a regular ironing board for quilting my whole life. So, when I started seeing these wide ironing boards for quilting, I knew I had to have one. I wish I'd made one of these years ago because it truly makes a difference when ironing quilt tops. If you have an ironing board, you can make one of these quilting boards yourself in a day. SUPPLIES Standard metal ironing board 20" x 55" - 3/8" or 1/2" plywood (No saw? Most hardware stores will cut this for you.) [8] screws [8] washers [1] 26" x 60" cotton duck fabric . [1] 24" x 60" insulated batting. (I used Insul-Brite® by Warm Company ) [2] 24" x 60" 100% cotton quilt batting TOOLS TOOLS Measuring Tape Pencil Screwdriver Handsaw Sandpaper Staple gun and staples shorter than the thickness of your board INSTRUCTIONS 1.  Measure and mark 1½ inches from the corners of the board. (Fig.1). Figure 1 2.  Cut this amount off the corner a h