Make Your Own Ironing Board! – Tips and Tricks Series

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Welcome to the inner workings of the Missouri Star Quilt Company! We have something really special to show you today and it has to do with the underpinnings of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

So, here we go! Today we are going to show you the secret of our ironing board! This, Sarah just doesn’t love it that much! So, we’re going to change it today and show you how we did this. First we start with, I know, this is going to shock some of you! But it’s a piece of flooring a piece of underlayment, that you use when you’re straightening up a floor. It’s light weight, thin, but flat and sturdy. The next thing we did was we took an old towel. One of those towels from your bathroom that isn’t pretty anymore, but you just can’t bear to throw away. And we took that, and we measured it to the size of our board. Cut it, just folded it over, it sits at the fold, and stitched up the sides and we stitched the bottom. The bottom doesn’t really have to be stitched but it will ravel with some little fluffy things. So, we went ahead and surged around the bottom. So, then we put that on like a pillow case. So, there we go you just slide that in, and there you go. Now, the next thing we do is measure our ironing board on your fabric so you know just how big you need to make it, and leave about a ½” on each side. So, we lay that on here leave about a ½” and just go ahead and cut that. We flip it inside out and sew down the side seams. Just an even little seam. Then we’re going to turn that right side out and we’re going to slide this over the top of the ironing board. This is a new fabric we have in the shop right now. It is by Henry Glass and its just darling with little pincushions and spools of thread all over it and this is going to be available online really shortly. Really cute, makes a cute ironing board cover. So, then we take the fabric that we’ve sewn down the sides and we slide it over and pull it on. And presto change-o we have a new ironing board pad! These work great because there seems to be, when you use an ironing board there seems to be a little give, and with this ironing pad you can put it right on your counter. It’s the same size as your cutting board mat. As most of the 24” cutting board mats and so you can just take it with you in your bag when you go sewing, so, you can have your own ironing board where ever you are. And it just works perfect for all of those little pressing matters! Anyway so, this is from the underpinnings of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Now you know the secrets of our inner ironing board!

Is underpinnings right? Underpinning, underpining, underpining… Underpinning sounds…

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  • maria goumas

    HI JENNY HOW ARE U? THIS IS MARIA AND IM DEAF AND WOULD U SEND ME ALL INFORMATION MATERIALS ETC FOR IRON MATERIALS AND WHAT IS CALLED AND IS THAT PLY WOOD? WHAT SIZE OF PLYWOOD ?? THAT IS A PERFECT SIZE SMILE.. IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR IRON BROAD NOTHING IN LAS VEGAS LIKE YOURS IS THE BEST IRON BROAD I EVER SEE…THANK U I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.. HAVE A GREAT DAY AND ALSO I CANNOT DOWNLOAD IT CUZ MYLAPTOP WONT DOWNLOAD IT,,, .

  • maria goumas

    hi im reading u says use old towels for iron broad and fabric cover it.. what kind of towel material?????

    • Sarah

      Just any towel. Old or new!

  • Cnnmcallister

    This is the neatest trick love it.

  • pauline glynn

    Hi Jenny, I love your ironing board, I`m planning to make 2 one for my friend. Ok if I use a new towel on hers?

    • Sarah

      Use any towels you have!  New would be great!  

  • Msrosecooks

    I am new to quilting,thanks to my sis.I love your tutorials.Thanks again,Rosemarie

    • Sarah

      We love our new quilters!!  Welcome to the club!  :)  Glad you are here! Any questions, fell free to ask away! Check out the forums too, there is a wealth of information there!!

  • Guest

    Oh my God the best part of that video (the whole thing was great mind you)
    was the out takes at the end! LOL!!!  underpyning underpining underpinning tee hee –
    Thanks for the tutorial, I’d asked about it in the comment section of the x’s and o’s quilt video and it seems I’ve found it on my own.
    Very new to quilting, just free motion quilted my first baby sized quilt last week.
    I see you have a long arm, mine was the size of your singer so it took a bit of maneuvering (manuuvering, manewvering) ;)

    • Sarah

      Bahahahah!!  Thanks.  So glad you ‘get’ us!  We are a crazy bunch, for sure!!  

  • TJennene Gibby

    absolutely love your video’s; lol

  • http://mcdaidfamily.blogspot.com Breanna McDaid

    I LOVE YOU and your tutorials that you do!!!!

    • JenniferMSQC

      Thank you much, @breannamcdaid:disqus!!!