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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pressing Board and Carrier


I go to a monthly craft/sewing/quilting meeting and needed a press board to take with me.  I found this great tutorial on-line: Missouri Star Quilting  I used an 18" x 24" piece of plywood; wrapped an old towel around it; and then made a cover for it.  It works great & I use it a lot.


Then I saw this at Joanns  folding cutting/pressing mat

I really liked it, but I didn't want to pay that much for it.   It's kind of small and I already had a press board and a mat. But it did give me the idea to make a bag to carry my board and mat plus my ruler.

I just made a flat bag a little bigger than my board.  I used a piece of a fabric I found in my stash.  It's a tablecloth that I had bought on clearance at Kohl's for $7.00.   It's very sturdy and was leftover from when I made shopping bags.  It was exactly the right size to made it double thickness.  I made straps from some red 1-1/2" wide nylon webbing that was in my stash and just happen to match the fabric.

It's does a great job of carrying everything.




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