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    New Ironing Board Cover

    I am sooo pleased with myself. My old ironing board cover was old and nasty looking. Yesterday I was ironing a piece of fabric and I said to myself this fabric would make a very eclectic ironing board cover. Best of all the fabric is 60" wide. Rather than removing the old cover I just covered it up by tucking the edges of the new fabric underneath and safety pinning it. Worked like a charm. I think I still have about five yards of this vary garish fabric. It was a thrift store find and as I remember it cost me about $1 a yard.
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    Love it! I like fabric.

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    Very pretty & you did a great job!

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    Because I do a lot of pressing and use starch, I mess up a cover quickly, so... I use obsolete fabric and just drape over the work surface and continue til its brown and place another piece of fabric over it It's another attempt at reducing my stash of fabric.
    Just heard about locker hooking which utilizes fabric woven into latch hook webbing and secured w yarn Proponents of this method reccommend using quilt patterns for designing rugs Another way to reduce stash and use up leftover yarn from years of crochet.

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    nicely done.... not garish at all from a distance
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    That looks so cool!

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    that looks great..any one have an idea on how to make a new padding for the top? mine is so thin now that I get marks in my fabric when I iron on it.

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    The fabric looks great as an ironing board cover. I re-covered mine a couple years ago and it is due for a new one again. And what a perfect way to use up fabric that will never go in to a quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB View Post
    The fabric looks great as an ironing board cover. I re-covered mine a couple years ago and it is due for a new one again. And what a perfect way to use up fabric that will never go in to a quilt.
    Well believe it or not Sheri, I am using some of the fabric to make a sampler quilt. Someone will love it and the colors. Maybe even me when I am done with it.
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    Really great!!!!!

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    I like that fabric looks really good on the ironing board I'm way past due for a cover,fabric is not garish at all

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    Your ironing board cover came out nice. I like the fabric too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Well believe it or not Sheri, I am using some of the fabric to make a sampler quilt. Someone will love it and the colors. Maybe even me when I am done with it.
    Love it. I was going to say a stack and whack would be beautiful in this fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmby0418 View Post
    that looks great..any one have an idea on how to make a new padding for the top? mine is so thin now that I get marks in my fabric when I iron on it.
    I use an old mattress pad to make new pads for my ironing board. I also use drop cloth fabric to make new ironing board covers. These are held on the board with a draw string so I can take them off and wash them when they get starch build up.

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    cute fabric,looks great on your ironing board
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    Love the fabric. Beautiful ironing board cover.

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    I love your snappy new cover!

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    I thought I would post pics of the first two sampler blocks that I am making with this fabric for the QB 2013 BOM. I know this fabric, Patch of Roses by Hampton Print Works, was curtain or drapery fabric but it will be happy to live out it's life in a quilt.
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    What a great idea! I know what you mean...my new cover is already stained and looks nasty!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    It's very cute! Did you test it to make sure the inexpensive colors won't run if you steam something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    It's very cute! Did you test it to make sure the inexpensive colors won't run if you steam something?
    The fabric had been washed prior to my purchase. And I also washed it with a color catcher after getting it home. No problems at all with bleeding colors.
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    I use a layer of cotton batting and top it with thermoweb to replace the padding on my ironing board.

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    How about a valance for your window of the same fabric? Ta-Da, new room!
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    Love the fabric. Makes ironing less boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal View Post
    How about a valance for your window of the same fabric? Ta-Da, new room!
    If I have enough fabric left over from the BOM, I will consider your suggestion pal.
    Sweet Caroline

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