i asked mr chickenfoot really nicely if he would cut me a piece of plywood (18" square). i then put a piece of ironing board material face down on the floor followed by two double thicknesses of batting (4 layers), then the board. i used a staple gun to staple the whole shebang. and voila! an ironing station right next to my machine. i also moved my cutting table just to the right of my sewing spot. now i have everything all in one location. nice. i didnt put a pretty cover/back on mine, but hey, if you are one that cant stand something unfinished, have at it!!
p.s. it works like a charm (ignore the mess please.....)