Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So I think I can quilt... it? Part II

This quilt was my first post. It has now been quilted and gifted the the newest baby in my family. I hope it brings love and comfort to the baby!

 These coasters were made by my sisters and I on a "Sister Saturday." We got the idea from via Pinterest. We bought the tiles from our local ReStore. When we added up the cost of supplies we figured we had made a set of six coasters for under $2. Now I have all my friend birthday gifts for the year. OK ladies act surprised when they come your way. ;)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DIY Easy Ironing Board of any size

I was tired of always having my full size ironing board up while I was quilting. But I can't live with out it. So I made myself this board to fit into one of my drawers. As you can see it fits just right because I cut it to the size I wanted.

MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
Pelon Insulbrite (big enough to wrap around your MDF)
Ironing Board Cover Silver Fabric
Staple gun with staples

Step one:
Cut a piece of MDF  to the size of your choice. Then Cut Insulbrite big enough to wrap around the MDF.

Step 2:

 Starting in the corners wrap insulbrite around board and staple. Try to tug till the insulbrite is taunt but don't pull to hard, it will stretch and even rip.

Step 3:
Wrap all four sides around MDF and staple. Again making sure there are no bubbles on the front of the board.

Step 4:
Following same process as Insulbrite attach Ironing Board Cover Silver Fabric to the MDF. I cut the Ironing Board Cover Silver Fabric bigger than the Insubrite so that it would cover the Insulbrite and look like a smoother finish on the back.

I hope this will help someone out there looking for more space. I just take the board off the draw when not in use and tuck it under my table. It looks tighty and is easy to get to when I'm ready to pull out the next project.
Happy Quilting!!!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

I didn't paint the Pumpkins, but my Sister-In-Law did. She make them for me as a Thanksgiving gift. I did make the place mats and table runner. This pattern is so easy! If you have a circular attachment for your machine you can whip one of these up in no time!

The squirrels are the addition to the pumpkins that makes it Thanksgiving.

Aren't they the cutest?