Thursday, October 15, 2009
OK - look at your ironing board cover. A new one takes only a few minutes to whip together, and you probably have some fabric. I use pillow ticking - nice straight stripes. Previously I would staple a new cover on the board, but first I had to find the staple gun (not mine), find more staples (not mine), call for muscles (definitely not mine), pull the trigger on the gun while I mashed my 125 lbs against the board base (hah! REALLY NOT MINE - OK, I lied about the 125 lbs!!!) And I know you have cards and cards of bias tape saved from your grandmother, or great auntie or some garage sale. USE it! I DID purchase cording (save your old window blind cord).
This (below) is a stack of 56 10 1/2 inch squares for the backing of my current project. I need 72 in all. It needs to be GONE! Frankly this cutting doesn't take long and I definitely feel frugal, industrious, and amazingly relieved for clearing it out. Sunday we are expecting a warm day and I'll sweep out the garage and baste/sandwich my current Star Struck project.