My grandmother’s ironing board always had a series of safety pins and stings holding the cover on. I don’t know why I remember that, but every once in a while the image of it comes back to me.
And it’s that image that came to mind the last couple of times I changed my ironing board cover. Because the new ones just never fit right. And the longer I had them, the worse they got. Also, the fabric on the cover seems to be thinner than tissue paper. Fraying and ripping mcuh too easily.
I was done with buying a new cover and hoping it would be different.
So this afternoon, thinking of my grandmother’s ironing board, I pulled out a big piece of canvas I had in my stash and stretched it over my ironing board. I thought about using safety pins and stings, but decided sewing it on, with a needle and some strong yarn, would be easier.
It took me about 15 minutes and now I have the ironing board cover of my dreams. I can’t wait to try it out.
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There must be something in air … I did the same thing this morning in a fit of pique when the satan-spawn cover kept rolling up as I moved fabric over it. Good on us, girl!
Wow Maggie, that’s kinda wild, maybe people all over the country were refitting their ironing board covers, who knows…..
This post made me smile, I recall my own mothers ironing board cover held in place by thin strings at the bottom pulled tight to make it form fit which was never the case, there was a few hooks attached to elastic that fit across making it look like a tied corset. I remember the years dragging out the iron and ironing board on a Saturday morning and being in a state a bliss as I ironed my clothes for the week ahead. Over the years I have found ironing to be one of the best relievers of stress I can be found to this day ironing in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep.
Ironing is an interesting thing Deb, I used to love to iron when I was a kid. I still love to see the wrinkles pressed flat. It’s very satisfying.
Great idea but surely it needs some of your creative and colourful art work on it!
I’ll keep it white Hazel, that way I can see my quilt designs clearly when I’m making them.
I have a wooden ironing board from my grandmother. She was short as I am , so the height is just right for me. I have recently covered it with “sewing motif fabric and thin batting. Tying it together was a challenge. Love my grandmother’s ironing board! Such great memories of the two of us sewing.
That’s sweet Mary.