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« on: March 12, 2011 03:36:42 PM »

I made this ironing mat for a swap. Big thanks to alwaysinmyroom for sending me the ironing board fabric she had in her stash!  Kiss It's the silver fabric and is actually the side you are supposed to do the ironing on (it reflects the heat up, rather than down onto your table). The kind she sent me was already quilted to batting which made it much easier to put together! I only had to quilt it to the top and a layer of insul-brite, it definitely would have been more difficult to maneuver if the layer of batting had been loose as well. The directions I found recommend always using spray batting when using the ironing board fabric because if you use pins the holes will show.

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Back, you can see the diamond quilting that was on the batting/ironing fabric and the zig zag quilting is what I added to hold the whole shebang together:



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My partner had a folded up version on her wist but the tutes I found were for rolled up versions. I placed the ribbon so it could be rolled or folded and tied.





I have a few more to make now that I know what I'm doing! And my sil reminded we always iron on towels on the counter when we're sewing at her house lol!

This is the tute I used:

http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/01/tabletop-ironing-pad-tutorial.html

One tip if you make one of these: After you sew on the binding but before you fold it over to the backside you may want to zigzag stitch your seam allowance together. You'll have something like 4 thick layers going every which way, so zigzagging all the way around saved quite a bit of hassle when doing the final step of the binding.
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011 04:50:07 PM »

Wow...that's lovely!

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011 05:34:00 PM »

WOW!!! this is such a clever idea.  I have a leftover piece of MDF that I stapled a piece cotton batting and muslin over.  I think I will go and recover my iron board right now!! What kind of sewing machine do you own? 
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011 05:54:20 PM »

I just have a good basic Janome...108 maybe? I did use a walking foot when I quilted it with all those layers.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011 06:32:54 PM »

Ok, I have to get me a walking foot for my Husqvarna Viking 950E.  I just recover one of two ironing boards.  Their size I recover was the 15 x 15 square.  I have to recover the 10 x 16 1/2 rectangle.   

I just have a good basic Janome...108 maybe? I did use a walking foot when I quilted it with all those layers.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011 06:04:37 AM »

That turned out beautifully, Mare!  Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011 07:32:58 PM »

I know I'm unfashionably late to the party here, but I'm glad to see someone made this. I'd like to make one bigger than my standard size ironing board. I hate everything hanging off the side and getting re-wrinkled!
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