Sunday, September 26, 2010

that girl is a genius

A while back I stumbled onto Elizabeth's tutorial on how to make a TV tray pressing table. I loved the idea from the get, but it got put onto the long list "things I wanna make", which quite honestly never seems to get done. Then we moved, my sewing space shrank and neither one of my ironing boards seemed to work on a daily basis....so guess what popped into my mind this weekend??


My sister was kind enough to pick me up a tv tray, then after spray painting it white and soliciting my husband to help...I have a new ironing table. I have to tell you that that girl is a stroke of genius. This little table is not only the perfect solution to my creative space, but will also be a breeze to take with me to my weekend LAMQG sews. Small, portable, works great for piecing all my blocks and to top it off, it's cute. What more could a girl ask for?

 

Well, except for an entire sewing room filled with unlimited amounts of fabric and a pressing table big enough to press an entire quilt top at once....but we must live in reality, right?

Covered with a linen cotton blend by Lecien found at Fabricworm

16 comments:

  1. so cute! what a great thing to have around. :)

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  2. Very nifty! Love the linen blend too x

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  3. OK! I am SO inspired! I. Love. It. I never saw this on Elizabeth's site! I would have done this ages ago! I have been picking my brain this week trying to find a solution for ironing all our blocks we have planned! I think I would have eventually arrived at the TV tray solution, but I was waiting for Keith to come home so I could talk it out with him! THANK YOU! I will for sure have my own by the weeks end! YESSSSSSS!

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  4. Ooooo I like! I need to make one of those. Now to find a tv tray!

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  5. This has been on my "to-make" list too! It's such a great idea. I love the fabric you chose too!

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  6. this is fantastic! love it with that fabric too.

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  7. Perfect! I recently recovered my tabletop ironing board. And, now it's like a friend whenever I use it. Enjoy yours! Here's a little tutorial I made for the tabletop size: http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2010/08/so-easy-ironing-board-cover-tutorial.html.

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  8. So cute! I've been wanting to make this project too. Thanks for reminding me of it!

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  9. That is just gorgeous!! I love that fabric... so classy.

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  10. Adorable Chris! Can't wait to see it at the next sew!

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  11. That is a beauty! Love the print you've used...is it not too low for your back, though, or did you raise it up a bit?

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  12. Nice, I've been thinking about making one too. That's on the long list. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Oh, I always thought that was a great idea, too. Yours looks great!

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