Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Sewing: A new iron board cover



Let me start by saying that today, a lot of things seemed to take longer, have more problems, etc. then they should have.  But, this stitching project went just fine, so we will just skip to that part.  This is a pattern that I used my Charming Girls Gift Certificate that I won on.  I already had the fabric.  For those of you who will want to know, it is Breakfast at Tiffany's by Fig Tree Quilts of Moda.  Big shout out to Fig Tree....love your collections. 

Anyway.  The pattern is called:  Patchwork Ironing Board Covers by Cottonway.  You can find it at Kelly's shop here for a very reasonable $6.80.  Go ahead, take a peek...I know you want to.  I have wanted to make a new cover for a replacement to my disgusting cover forever, I just never got around to it.  There are lots of nice, FREE tutorials out there in blogland, too, I just really liked the pieced look of these.  I had some Bliss, too.  I almost used it.  But, I am just not ready to stop hoarding it and start using it yet.
So, I did mine up in Breakfast at Tiffany's and I love it.  I think it is too pretty to iron on.  Hmm.  That is an entirely different problem, isn't it?



What have you been working on today?

15 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Your iron board cover is DARLING!!!! Oh..so pretty to ruin with a hot iron. But hey...you have the pattern and can whip up another right?

Melanie said...

Great job... love the fabric choice. I just made a new cover and used the scraps to make an overlay so that when I do projects with fusible web my pretty cover doesn't get melted gunk on it....

Allie said...

Isn't that gorgeous!!!!! Oh your ironing board looks SO spiffy now - good for you!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Too pretty to use Kris! Well maybe you don't mess yours up as fast as I do!
I'm working on the La Petite project for January.

Carol said...

I just love your new ironing board cover...I wouldn't want to mess it up! LOL!

Wendy said...

Your ironing board cover turned out fantastic. You'll enjoy this chore more now :)

Shannon said...

I love that fabric. I am using some of it right now. That sure is a nice cover!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute-- there's nothing like a fun new ironing board cover! Your comment about still hoarding the Bliss made me laugh -- I feel your pain. I finally threw mine in for a pre-wash this weekend. Hoping a little cutting will soon follow LOL!

joan said...

Ypurironing board cover is gorgeous... I am so rough on my covers( especialy when I iron on some fusible fleece);I just buy the cheap ones but yours is so enticing!

Julie said...

Cute! I must make one! I've been working on knitting a scarf and a quilt for my grandaugter.

Michele said...

Wow, it looks cute :) thanks for sharing it! I haven't worked on much as far as quilting goes today.....but I did buy some new rulers for my LePetite project and I also did lots of laundry :)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

How did I miss this post?? AWESOME! I need to do another new one for mine. the one I made 2 years ago is stained, stiff with starch and ready to be replaced. I like the pieced look of yours.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Kris - I LOVE IT! It's so pretty - and look at you go - you're fast! I'm with you - I don't think you should iron on that pretty cover (smile)!!!

Barb said...

Your ironing board cover is sooooo adorable...the fabrics are wonderful!!!

coverironing said...

yeah right so cool.. your so creative... nice iron board cover.. came from used fabric right?.
Ironing Board cover