Lately, though, I've been doing lots of paper piecing, and bouncing up to trot around the sewing table every few minutes is slowing everything down. I have a little cutting mat on the sewing table, but I really needed a small ironing board. So, I made one.
I started with an old wooden cutting board that was never used any more, but was taking up storage space in my kitchen.
I gathered the following items:
- One old cutting board. Any piece of wood of a convenient size will do. Mine is 12" x 16".
- One piece of cotton batting about 3 inches wider and 3 inches longer that the top of the cutting board.
- One piece of cotton fabric about 3 inches wider and 3 inches longer than the batting.
- A roll of fabric fuse.
- An iron.
- A stapler
This is the procedure:
1. Measure and cut the batting and the cotton fabric. Center the batting on the wrong side of the fabric.