I hope this post finds you all well. This last couple weeks have been HOT and BUSY for me.
I have been busy with finishing some projects, some NEW projects and STARTING NEW projects for FALL.
I have been feeling kinda under the weather so I have been taking my time. SMILES!!
I recently finished my Knick Knack Paddy Wack Wall Quilt, and OMG it turned out SO CUTE!!
I also have been working on a new hipster bag for my Aunt.
While I was at a Quilting Show in Hot Springs a couple weekends ago, I found some beautiful fabrics for Fall Projects. I have my Fall Skinny all planned out and finished up some more Summer Skinny's as well.
I like to applique A WHOLE LOT, so in order to make it easier I made a portable ironing board that I could keep close to me where ever I might be in my sewing room.
I used a wood TV tray for the base and made the cover out of heat resistant batting, cotton batting and cotton fabric.
|heat proof batting|
I simply measured my TV Tray Top and added an .5" each side for allowance.
I then layered my heat resistant batting than some cotton batting and then cotton fabric and quilted as I wanted..I just stippled around the whole thing.
I made a simple template to round the corners.
Then I measured my elastic width and then I got creative...LAUGHS... I used my binding as my elastic holder around the whole top.
I simply attached my binding as you would any quilted project, I stitched to the back first and when I folded to the front, I made sure to leave plenty of room for the elastic.
|handy dandy elastic puller|
|finish with a few stitches|
|Ironing board finished|
The cover is removable for washing or if I need the TV Tray, you know sometimes you have company and not enough places to eat...LAUGHS
The only thing I would change if making another, would be to add another layer of fabric to the bottom simply for washing. I don't like the ideal of the batting being exposed...So I hand wash and hang to dry instead of throwing in the washer.
Now I am starting on my FALL Projects and that will keep me busy for a bit...
This is what I have gotten so far
I hope to have this finished this evening and then will probably start drawing my FALL SKINNY pieces...
I have some GREAT IDEALS for it...BIG SMILES!!!
So until next time, stay safe and try to sew some stitches each day...
A Touch of HINK