Recovering

By: Jill Finger

May 26 2014

Category: Uncategorized

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Camera:iPhone 5

Several years ago Wes bought me a 22 inch by 60 inch ironing board that fits over my conventional ironing board.  It’s wonderful for ironing big pieces of fabric and finished quilt tops.  It came with a cover that has needed replacing for at least a year. I kept putting off replacing it, because to buy one from the ironing board distributor was expensive–$40.00 expensive.  Then, I thought I would just get new fabric, wrap it around and staple it to the back of the board.  We don’t own a staple gun that could handle the extremely hard wood the board is made from.  So, I coasted along with the cover getting more and more disgusting.  Saturday, I was working on a quilt block that involved fusing fabrics together, and by mistake, I fused quite a large chunk of fabric to my ironing board. I quickly pulled it off, but the sticky stuff was permanently adhered to the cover.  (Always look where you’re setting your iron down) The cover was now totally ruined and had to be replaced immediately.  Wes to the rescue!  He googled “replacing an ironing board cover,” just to see what popped up, and found a tutorial that looked very easy.  I bought a pretty piece of blue and brown fabric in Joann’s, along with some elastic and set to work.  Thirty minutes later, the cover was done and I was back in business.  I certainly won’t let it get as disgusting as the original one was before I replace it again.  In fact, I can easily change the cover seasonally-NOT.  :>)

I stood on a kitchen stool to take the picture from above. Notice my toes!

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