Create the Perfect Ironing Station for Quilting
It Can be Used as a Cutting Table, Too!
Would you love an ironing board designed for quilting? This one was made from a bookcase, a sheet of plywood and several layers of padding for the surface.
It can also be used as a cutting table and has a nice amount of storage underneath. Plus, it’s a simple project that won’t take long to put together (although you may need help from someone handy with power tools).
The top is 24″ x 48″ and accommodates the full width of standard quilt fabric. Plus, it stands about 37″ tall so no stooping is required while pressing or cutting.
You can easily adjust the dimensions to suit your needs. Just be sure to make it the height that works best for you. You may also want to add lockable casters so it can easily be moved.
The base can be a bookcase, cabinet or other piece of new or used furniture. You may find something perfect at IKEA.
Designers Lara & Jim B. from Buzzin Bumble covered the top with layers of Insul-Bright, cotton batting, canvas and then aluminized fabric. While deciding on how to cover yours, keep in mind that a firm surface that’s lightly padded will produce flatter blocks and tops (learn more here).
Click below for some of the supplies you’ll need: