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A new ironing board cover

my gorgeous new ironing board
A while ago there was a swap for ironing board covers. At the time I thought that I should have participated but I just had too many things going on.
the manky old worn out board
In the weekend I was ironing (no not household stuff - that never happens- it was crafty things) and my iron kept going in the holes on my cover. I looked at several of the ironing board covers that people had made and I thought of using my random sewing from the other day. When thinking about the practicality of it I realised that something with lots of seams could end up making my ironing bumpy.
I also realised that it gets a bit of a workout so I would need a heavier weight of fabric. I knew just what to get as I had seen it in The Make Cafe. So I went online to order and got a bonus free shipping!!! yay
The little embellishing
So 1/2 metre of Dandelion in Storm and half a metre of a matching drill in Slate was ordered. It arrived yesterday (wow super fast only one day). It arrived beautifully bundled up with yellow ribbon. I immediately realised that would make a great accent and in my stash I had some wide yellow bias binding and some smaller yellow, just enough for an accent and around the edges. I hunted around and found the measure ribbon that I had bought for only $0.60 per metre on trade me.
Even the underside is neat and matching!!
So during a stormy stormy night last night I re padded my ironing board, sewed and new cover and put it on. All the while thinking the power may go out at any moment.

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  1. It's so nice having a new cover! yay for you!

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  2. Love it! What pleasure it will give you :)

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  3. Oh I need to make one of these! Love that measure ribbon!

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  4. Lovely! I love the touch of yellow with the grey.

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  5. Ha - I was ironing patchwork that night and thinking the same thing!! A great job - I love that you have kept the colour palette simple but added the tape measure ribbon for accent - divine!

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  6. Want to make one for me? Hehe... My ironing board cover is non existent. It is actually a tea towel. Embarrassing I know :). Xx

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  7. Hee hee, I wondered what you were going to make when I packaged your fabric for you :-)
    It looks wonderful- I may have to follow your lead and do something similar!!!
    J x

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    1. Hey Juliet, you will have to make sure you blog it if you do make one. What with Lisa at Big little needing a new one too I am sure we can start a trend (or craze!! or are we just crazy?)

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  8. super cute ironing board cover. Mine is looking more than a little dingy these days and I might have to take the plunge and make one for myself soon!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  9. Great ironing board cover....need to do one of these to. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for sharing stopping by from Crazy Mom Quilts.

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  10. Love the yellow and grey together. I need to make a new cover, too...mine is terrible.

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  11. That is a fun cover! Love it :) I need to make one bad but I bought a nice one that I liked at the time and now can't find it! lol Oh well... maybe if I make one I will find it :) Thanks for sharing your handiwork. Found you on Sew Many Ways :) Kathi

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