Over the years I’ve done a number of posts about pressing. If you’re a quilter, you probably have an iron and know how to use it!
Here’s a list, and the appropriate links, in case you’re interested in any of these past “pressing topics”:
- In 2011 I shared my favorite technique for accurately pressing seams. Click here to read that post.
- For my post on pressing half square triangles click here.
- And to read a recent post about wool pressing mats click here.
This time I’d like to share a great idea from my friend Tomi Fay. You may remember her because she taught me all about the history of Seminole dolls, and was instrumental in my purchasing one of my own (to read that post click here).
Over a year ago she sent me this great idea – and it finally came to the surface of my idea pile.
I noted a picture of your ironing board in a recent post, and thought I would send you something I did that has been a real asset. I took a plastic 4-foot folding table and made it into an ironing board. It is fabulous for ironing those yards of fabric after I wash them, before I begin a project, and for ironing the completed quilt-top.
I peeled back the layers in the photo. First there is a thin piece of paneling my husband cut to fit the table top. Then I cut heat-resistant fabric and sewed on a sleeve for elastic. I’m now on my second top-fabric, also with a sleeve around the edge with elastic.
It is so useful, and folds away when not in use. The cover comes off easily to wash.”
What a great idea! Sorry it took me so long to share it with you. Thanks Tomi!