I have always wanted an extra large ironing board – and now I have one. We had a extra piece of 3/4 inch plywood that I knew would work wonderfully.
I really like it because it is straight on the sides instead of rounded, which makes ironing fabric and quilt tops so much easier.
Dimensions: 55×23 inches
Here is a quick walk though of how I made it.
1. Cover the board with a piece of batting. I used a scrap piece of black polyester/cotton blend. Tack the batting in a few places with a staple gun. Cut away the excess at the covers so It will not be too bulky.
2. Cover the batting with a piece of cotton fabric. I have had this piece in my stash for some time. If is is directional, like mine is, make sure you place a few temporary staples to keep it straight. Using a staple gun, place staples every few inches apart. I then hammered the staples in since it is laying on top of two old sewing machine tables.
I love that it uses the machine tables as the base, effectively putting the tables to use and in storage at the same time.