In my last post I told you I got some fabric to make a new ironing board cover but I didn't tell you how much I paid for it. The fabric price was $5.99 a yard - not too bad. With 60% off, it came to $4.19 for the piece I got and I can get 2 covers, so for one, the price is $2.10!
A couple years ago I saw this idea on the internet, I suppose on someone's blog, but I don't remember where it was. It gave these instructions.
1. Cut off the casing with the string running through it to reuse on the new ironing board cover (IBC), with enough extra fabric so you can sew the new fabric onto it.
2. Lay the old IBC on top of the new fabric and cut around it.
3. I cut about 1/2" to 3/4" out from the edge of the old IBC.
4. Pin the new IBC onto the extra fabric that is attached to the casing for the drawstring.
5. Sew the new IBC onto the casing. I used my serger, but a regular straight stitch will work just fine.
6. View of it after I sewed it on.
7. Put on the ironing board. I added two layers of batting.
Doesn't that look better? It didn't take very long at all.
I love my old fashioned wood ironing board!
Before we went on our trip, I started gathering up extra HSTs and made pinwheels out of them. There were all different sizes, so I sewed extra fabric on the smaller ones so they would all be the same size for a donation quilt that I'm going to make.
Oh no! I just found some more! They keep appearing out of nowhere!
After squaring up the HST's I put them in plastic baggies so I could use them as needed.
I'm not sure if I have enough for the donation quilt yet, but I'll try to keep working on them as I find them and hopefully can get the quilt put together before December. My guild is planning a workshop in January where we will donate a big stack of quilts to the children's hospital in memory of our member who died this year - she was a doctor at the hospital until she got sick and she got us started making quilts for them.
Have a good week!