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Project

Ironing Board Cover

What you will need

  • A Goodwill high thread count king sized sheet and a crib sized wool batt with Isacord thread. I quilted it on a Singer 500A "Rocketeer" made in 1961.

Q&A with Jennigma

leatherworkswu asked:
Why a "king" size sheet? For length or doubling over? Nice job!
Jennigma answered:
I have a big spool of bungee cord I bought for a project; I needed two feet, and it came in a 50' length. Amazing the number of tasks it gets put to! I used a king sized sheet because I buy big white flat sheets at Goodwill for use as muslins and sewing tests. This was the nicest one I had on hand. I made the pattern by flipping the board upside down on butcher paper and tracing around it, then adding an inch to every edge. I would add at least two inches and plan to cut down if I were doing it again; probably would have if I had watched through Leah's video before starting!
chipnmoe asked:
I am doing one right now & have NO idea how to start quilting it. Which class helped you design yours?
Jennigma answered:
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day. :-) This was my practice piece while I followed along in the class.
Montra Clements asked:
Your ironing board cover is beautiful! I was amazed to hear you say you made it on the Singer 500. I love that machine, I have one also. That's my workhorse.
Jennigma answered:
It's my favorite. I have a studio full of vintage machines for teaching classes, but the 500 and a 15-90 on a treadle are in my living room for my own sewing projects. The 15-90 has become my favorite for free motion work.

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