Mar 30, 2015

Ironing Board Cover tutorial link and Fabric Organizing

The last time I made a new ironing board cover, was over 3 years ago.
I knew that I had some severe water stains on my ironing board cover, but it wasn't until it started to molt, that I couldn't wait any longer...
My son ironed his shirt every morning before he went to work, maybe that's why he moved out, lol!
(just kidding...)

I think the stains are a combination of steam and starch!
The water stains were beginning to discolor my quilt blocks when I pressed them.

I saw that Jennifer Mathis from Ellison Lane Modern sewing and design blog, had a tutorial for a 30 minute ironing board cover.
I pinned it to my Random Tutorials board on Pinterest, you can find it here.
I bought some insulate at JoAnn's, and cut two thicknesses of warm and natural, and sewed them together.
I also bought some home decor fabric by Nate Berkus.

My new ironing board cover even has some nice padding!
I love it :)

Vicki, a fellow quilter at our Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild, told us how she wraps her fabric around comic book boards, and how wonderful it makes her stash look.
I bought this pack at Amazon for $10 and later found cheaper ones at my local comic book store.

This is some of my stash before wrapping them around the boards.
Not too bad, I try to keep the stacks looking nice.

Wow, what a difference!
I love the look of my fabric wrapped around the boards.
One drawback, is that this way of organizing takes up a little more room, and I don't have enough shelving to display my entire stash this way.
For now, it's a start and I arranged most of the fabric shelves with the fabric wrapped around the cardboard.
There are lots of tutorials online, just "google" wrapping quilt fabric around cardboard and you'll find them :)

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  1. Your new ironing board cover looks great! Very nice job. I've heard of the book boards and love the idea of 'little bolts' on the shelf. Yours look so cute!

  2. Your ironing board cover looks great! A couple of years ago I bought the comic book backer boards to organize my yardage. I won't even say how many I had to buy. I now have five big cabinets with all the yardage in my fabric room and my favorites are in my two smaller cabinets in my sewing room. It took me months to get all that fabric on boards. I bought mine from Amazon because we don't have a local comic book store here in the boonies....LOL I had to order, order some more and then order some more but it's so much better than having them in tote boxes like I did before. Your stash is looking good!

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