Make your own ironing board!
If you are a quilter, or just like making pieced quilt blocks, here are some ideas you might like for how to make your own ironing surface.
The Board tutorials are for a full sized fabric surface - when you are working with yardage prep.
Jenny Doan's Make your own ironing board
Matt Jordan's Make your own ironing board
Here is the how-to make the smaller "tv-tray" style block-piecing board which is more useful if you are just piecing blocks and want to set up a small ironing surface next to your sewing machine for block pressing. This saves a lot of running back and forth and is very convenient to use with the SteamFast Mini Iron - available via Amazon, Homesew.com - Wawak.com Walmart, JoAnn's Fabrics and other sewing outlets.
Note: If you buy at JoAnn's make sure you choose the correct version, which says SteamFast right on the packaging. JoAnn's sells an inexpensive version without steam for hot-fixing decorative rhinestones to cloth, and it will not work for block piecing as it does not get hot enough.