Quilting/Piecing/Pressing Tip: Pressing is an essential part of piecing/quilting. About 2 weeks ago I was pressing some blocks I had pieced and I was very annoyed that my ironing board was not larger. I realized that most of the ironing board was being used to prop my iron on when I wasn't using it. So.....I turned my ironing board around so that I now use the largest part on the left and the smaller area is now where my iron sits when it is not being used. This is not ideal when ironing clothes, but I don't do that very much. I piece and quilt much more than iron clothes.