Make a Pressing Table Just for Quilting

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An IKEA table is easily modified for this handy pressing table. While the table itself is inexpensive, you can easily adapt this idea to a table you have on hand or find at a thrift store for an even less expensive project.

What makes this table so clever is the easy cover that protects the surface and provides a smooth area for pressing. It stays in place with elastic and can easily be removed to be washed. A layer of batting provides just enough “give” for a nice ironing surface.

Pressing Table with Removable Cover

Plus, a rectangular top works much better for quilt projects than the standard ironing board shape. And, you can customize the table by selecting a beautiful fabric that works well with your sewing room.

Pressing Table with Removable Cover

The table used for the tutorial doesn’t seem to be available but this one is very similar. A piece of plywood is laid over the top to protect the table’s surface from steam (Lowe’s and Home Depot will cut a piece to size). Adjustable legs make it easy to keep the table from wobbling. The size is about the same, too, at 39 3/8″ x 23 5/8 “.

The cover can be easily modified to fit any table top. Just follow the instructions in the tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson that is linked to below.

Click here for the free “Pressing Table with Removable Cover” tutorial.


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