Friday, October 15, 2010

The Great Cover-Up




 Ironing--something I love to do if it involves quilting fabric--ironing clothes, not so much!  But today I recovered my ironing board in some fabric that might just make me look forward to all ironing--well maybe, maybe not.


The fabric is sew now! sew wow! by Alexander Henry, and after I saw this fabric in Jodi's amazing sewing room I did a little searching on ebay and was able to find some.


Quite a few of you have also recently covered your ironing boards for the first Le Petite challenge--you can see half here on my blog, but be sure to head over to Sinta's blog to see some other great cover-ups! First up is this cover from Liz.


Kim (no blog) added flying geese blocks to her cover and used Fandango by Kate Spain!



Julia made a wonderful red/red polka dot cover--doesn't it look great up against her aqua wall?!


Karen sent in this photo from an ironing board cover-up tutorial she did earlier this year...thanks for the link, Karen!



Jo went the extra mile and recovered two ironing boards--first she made a new cover for her table top board.

Jo's second ironing board cover-up was for her full-size ironing board.

This new cover was made by Brenda (no blog), beautiful fabric!

Anne Ida sent in this "after" photo.



And Cindy made a new reversible ironing board cover--the photo above is side one.


And here is Cindy's side two...love them both, Cindy! Cindy shares her "how-to" directions for these covers here. If I've missed anyone's great cover up...please send an e-mail so I can add you to the parade.  Sinta and I will both be choosing winners from our cover-up parades!



I've got some binding to do--and some applique' to finish as well...think this is going to be a hand-stitching weekend--hope you have a wonderful weekend!

26 comments:

Quilary said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean - I really hate ironing except, of course, for any quilt I'm working on but yes even I could grow to love it with fabric like that looking at me!

passingdowncrazy said...

Thanks a lot!!! I'm now the proud owner of 3 yards of that fabric. I'm NOT putting it on my ironing board though!!!

Sheri Howard said...

It is pretty funny that we have become so "involved" with our sewing that we need a pretty ironing cover. I have one too and it does make ironing so much more fun!

Cheryll said...

These covers are soo nice. I might have to make me one too... love your fabric!!!
:)

Stina said...

Some thing make a difference.. and these sure do!!! :o)
Thanks for showing..!!!

Kim Walus said...

Love the Ironing board. I have to admit that I found 3 yards online and I'm still deciding if I want to make new curtains or cover my ironing board. What a dilemma. lol.

julia said...

Hi Sherri!
Your ironing board cover is so cool...I would probably have had problems putting this cute fabric on my board if I were you :) - so I'm happy I've enough of my polka dotted fabric to make at least 3 additional covers *lol*.
I love to see what the others made...the 'Fandango' cover is gorgeous and a reversible cover is just genious!
I'm already in love with your new quilts (aren't they great once they're quilted?).
Wishing you a wonderful stich-down-bindings-weekend,
Julia

P.S: regarding your question in your last mail: yes, it is still cheaper to buy overseas - even with postage and custom fees! Just yesterday I've seen some R. Kaufman fabrics priced 21 € (that's pricey, even for Germany...but not unusual though)

Simone de Klerk said...

Some lovely covers! How clever of Cindy, to make two sides!

A Quilter Awakens said...

That's GOT to make ironing more fun! Karmen

Mama Pea said...

I recently purchased a new ironing board cover. Not quite as pretty, but I felt spoiled nonetheless! It's amazing how the little things in life make such a difference. I just didn't want to sacrifice my quilting time to make an ironing board cover. It didn't seem fun to me. :-)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I desperately need a new ironing board cover. Love the photos you've shared -- I may have to try it!

Your stack of weeekend projects looks so pretty!

~Niki~ said...

very cool!
mine sure needs a coverup.
i have a sewing giveaway going on if you wanna check it out
http://butternutstreet.blogspot.com/
hugs

Shannon said...

Wonderful coverups ladies!

Madame Samm said...

Ok, love yours the most..but heh that is me..I like colourful...I just made a quilted one for my small board...I do that every other month...And you know why?...ok maybe you won't want to know..psstt...I wear them out..I iron sew much..love to iron everything...all the time..even my pjs...see I told you, you might not want to know...lol...love the pics..nighty nite...off to be in my ironed nightie madame samm

Anne Ida said...

Oh, how cool is that fabric you have found for your new ironing board cover! -it should bring some fun into your pressing and ironing :o)

Thanks for the fun parade! And thanks for the kick in the behind to get my board re-covered :o)

julieQ said...

Pretty!! I tend to add a new cover on top of the old ones...and I need to have a new one now!

Karen said...

Looks like I missed a great tutorial - I'll have to go back and catch up. Great job to all.

Carol said...

Love your ironing board cover...I totally agree...love to iron quilting fabric...clothes...Hmmmmm!
Your stack of quilts is wonderful...really love the one in the middle!

Highland Monkey's said...

What a clever idea....but I still don't like ironing!

Wendy said...

A nice ironing board cover makes the job much more pleasant. These are all really nice.

Terriaw said...

how fun to see the great variety of ironing board covers. I wish I could find the time to make such a pretty one. I would find excuses to iron! Hope you got your hand-sewing accomplished over the weekend.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What fun! I recovered my Ikea ironing board and it makes it me smile every time I use it...and like you I can iron fabric for hours..but hate ironing clothes! LOL

Cindy said...

I really enjoy seeing how others decorate their ironing boards. This was a fun project.

Thank you Sherri and Sinta.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I need to make a new one for me. I love that sew sew sew fabric. I've looked for it in the past. Glad you could find some.

Carrie P. said...

those were so fun to see. they all did a great job on them.

2miracles/Tove said...

Theses ironing boards are so cute I think mine is a little jealous!