I've seen several sewing studios with large pressing boards and have wanted to make one. My room is about 13'x15', a decent size, but with everything else in there, I couldn't seem to find a good spot to put one.
Well, problem solved!
My cutting table is 30"x50". At first I just thought of getting some plywood to cover and then putting it on the table when I needed to press larger things. The problem with that is where to put it when I'm not using it.
The solution: put 2 layers of batting and the layer of fabric on the cutting table itself. I wrapped it around the edges and stapled it underneath. Now I have a nice big area for pressing larger items and I don't have to store it anywhere when it's not being used.
When it's not in use, I just put the cutting mats on top of it. So now it's a multipurpose cutting/pressing table. Yea!
I have to tell you about a real bargain I got at a garage sale a week or so ago. This is a Rowenta Powerglide iron that I paid $2. for. Not sure how much they are new, but much more than what I paid.
I also have this Rowenta Professional iron that I snagged at a garage sale 3 years ago for $5. This would have been close to $100 new. Both of these irons work beautifully.
I love garage sales! You just never know what great things you're going to find.
Later this week, I'll try to do a post with a tour of my sewing studio.