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.
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.
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!
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!
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 says
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!
These covers are soo nice. I might have to make me one too… love your fabric!!!
Some thing make a difference.. and these sure do!!! :o)
Thanks for showing..!!!
Kim Walus says
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.
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,
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 says
Some lovely covers! How clever of Cindy, to make two sides!
A Quilter Awakens says
That's GOT to make ironing more fun! Karmen
Mama Pea says
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 says
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!
mine sure needs a coverup.
i have a sewing giveaway going on if you wanna check it out
Wonderful coverups ladies!
Madame Samm says
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 says
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)
Pretty!! I tend to add a new cover on top of the old ones…and I need to have a new one now!
Looks like I missed a great tutorial – I'll have to go back and catch up. Great job to all.
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 says
What a clever idea….but I still don't like ironing!
A nice ironing board cover makes the job much more pleasant. These are all really nice.
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 says
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
I really enjoy seeing how others decorate their ironing boards. This was a fun project.
Thank you Sherri and Sinta.
Nanette Merrill and daughters says
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. says
those were so fun to see. they all did a great job on them.
Theses ironing boards are so cute I think mine is a little jealous!