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Friday, February 28, 2014

All Pressed And Dressed!

A quilty friend of mine brings the cutest little antique child's ironing board to classes and workshops with her, so she has her own ironing station right next to her chair.  Pure genius!  Not only is it cute, but it doesn't take up valuable work space on the table like a lot of portable ironing boards do!  I've been on the lookout for one of my own and a couple of weekends ago I found just what I was looking for...a nice stable child size ironing board for just the right price.  I wish I had taken a before photo...it had a piece of a horribly stained wool blanket stapled to the top, so that was the first thing to go.  After a good cleaning, I set out to make a new cover.  I'm a traditionalist at heart, so I picked a nice neutral reproduction fabric for the first cover, but when there was just enough backing fabric leftover from my Ami Simms quilt I could resist making a cover that was a little more fun and exciting! 

The tutorial that I used to make the ironing board covers can be found HERE


Anya said...

Gorgeous cover! But just a word of warning...water from an iron may cause some of the dyes to bleed onto the fabric you're pressing....ask me how I know...

Gypsy Quilter said...

What fun!

Needled Mom said...

I use one of those child's ironing boards by my machine too, but I think I need to make a new cover for mine after seeing how cute yours is.

Jean said...

That is so cute! I found an old sleeve board with board on both sides a few years ago. I rarely use it but had to put a cute cover on it!

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