It’s another lazy Sunday at our house. Kids outside playing, hubby building me a ‘quilters pressing board’ (those are the terms I searched on Google when trying to find photos to show him what I wanted). And I’m alternating between reading on the couch, making myself mochas (I’m on #3), and putting things away that have cluttered up the living room….yet again.
Hubby is building me a nice big rectangular board to fit on top of my regular ironing board. I just love how at retreats I can fit the whole WOF on the board. I’m excited to have one of my own at home. He’s also going to re-cover my small one that he built for me a few years ago. The current one has water damage from an issue we had here at the house a couple of weeks ago and I won’t use it – it needs to be re-done.
I went to JoAnn to pick up some of the silver ironing board fabric and all they had was the quilted stuff, and I didn’t want that, so I began a search for something heavier – canvas, duck cloth, something. I found the HGTV fabric section with the upholstery fabric and knew I found what I wanted to use. They didn’t have anything that matched my sewing room, so I picked up this one:
It looks like a quilt pattern to me. It’s ‘outdoor fabric’ and I think it will be great on my boards.
Have I mentioned that having a handy man has come in rather handy? He’s pretty great!
Also this week, I picked up my first ever fabric through Instagram’s #thegreatfabricdestash. It’s Super Heros by Michael Miller.
At just over 3 yards it will be a perfect back to a ‘someday’ quilt.
That’s all for today. Happy Easter to all who celebrate it!
Linking up to Molli…of course!
Sounds like the perfect Sunday to me! I was gifted a pressing board a few weeks ago that was covered in home decor fabric and loved it. I used it for about two weeks, then I got it out to use one day and after pressing my first HST, the fabric from the board melted on my iron in two spots. I still haven’t been able to get it off the iron, and I don’t know why it melted. Maybe the fabric was polyester? I’m going to recover it – I really liked using that board!
Eek! Now you have me worried it’s going to melt! I’m going to give it a go and see how it works. But I’ll watch for that, just in case. Thanks for the heads up!
Love the new ironing board! Sounds like you used your Easter Sunday time wisely!!
Sounds like a great guy to have around! I agree you should test that your covering fabric can take the temperatures. And the superhero fabric looks perfect for a future back–i would be tempted to just cut some big squares and use it on the front!