First of Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you all had a happy holiday.
Sitting here today, waiting for banana bread and orange muffins to finish baking. It’s the perfect time to catch-up on some project finishes.
Portable selvedge ironing board
I finished my portable ironing board made from selvedges. I have been asked by several people “how does it work ironing on”. As the selvedges are top stitched there is very little bulk, and so far the ridges or bumps have not pressed through & the board has held up well so far.
Please note when making a portable ironing board, there are a couple of differences from the tutorial I posted a few days ago.
- The 17 x 17″ board is much harder than the ironing board that below the insulated ironing padding, I added an additional layer of batting.
- For the edging, I used four (4) 17.5″ x 3″ strips. Sewed each strip together to form a square, pressed the seams. When sewing the strips to the top, pin at the corners and sew corner to corner, leaving a 1/4 space at each end (this allows the ability to turn easily and have neat corners).
- Lightly stretch top over the board and using a staple gun adhere the fabric to the board. I then used washi tape to finish the edges neatly and added small feet to the bottom of the board.
I plan to make a couple more ironing board covers and use more of my constantly growing pile of selvedges. Definitely a fun project!!
Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts
I finished Ashley’s Quilt top right before Christmas. I love it. I would so not have made a rainbow quilt on my own, so this experience was fantastic. More information about all the contributors in this WiP post.
My hubby moved his office of the bonus room and now I have the whole room to myself. He had the only valuable flat wall space. I now have my 7 x 8′ design wall up. It’s so great to have that much space!!
Its been a week of some great accomplishments and so happy with my new work items. I hope you all have a great New Year!!
Happy new year! I hope your big new design wall is as useful as mine and that we’ll see lots of new projects on it.
Happy New Year to you as well, Michelle! Ashley’s quilt turned out beautifully, and your big design wall has me thinking if I can rearrange my sewing room to get a bigger design wall myself…
I confess I’m most excited for you to have that design wall! awesome.
I’m glad to hear the selvages are working well for an ironing board cover! I will totally consider doing that for mine when it needs a new cover. I am loving Ashley’s quilt, and you did SO much for it!