My father in law gifted me with the pieces to make a new pressing board for my quilting. (For those of you who don’t quilt, it is a real pain in the patootie to iron on a regular board. Things slide off the skinny end!)
Hubby gifted me with the time and energy to assemble it all! I missed the first few steps but managed to take photos of most of it.
So without further ado…here is my new pressing board. 🙂
First we bought a shelving base that was 72 in tall. We only used 1 section and 2 shelves. (The rest went into my sewing closet as another set of shelves)
Then he cut a piece of 3/4 in plywood to 2ft x 4ft. He somehow cut some little circle shapes in the plywood that will go over the posts. This will keep it from wiggling around. (Isn’t he so clever?!)
We got some 100% cotton batting and stretched it tight across the board 3 layers thick. We then stapled that in. Next we covered the board with some fancy 100% cotton cloth that I washed and dried. Pulled it taught and stapled again.
The he wanted to make sure we couldn’t pull the wood off of the shelves so he used some 1 1/4 in fender washers to hold it on.
He hooked everything together and we turned it over.
Then we carried into my laundry room. Until my sewing room is made this is where it will stay. As a bonus we made the shelves tall enough that we can store the laundry hampers there. I just LOVE it. Can’t wait to use it. 🙂