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new ironing board cover

Added Aug 19, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






i’m so proud of this cover.my mother taught us all how to mend and make do, she was always darning socks and tights and took buttons of old shirts plus she’d unpick old jumpers for the wool. its rubbed of on us all. i have had this ironing board 26 years since buying it in germany. its a large size and i have never managed to get an excact fit cover for it until i made my own. i love the fabric and i have loads of it . its a gorgeous cotton and now i have a lovely cover that fits and best of all it dos’nt move. it was a pleasure ironing my new me made outfit on it .now what else can i make from this fabric lol. i made bathroom curtains and a shower curtain from it in the past . toffee was very impressed with it as well . it’s a simple project but i love it x

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    Sep 12, 2013, 04.50 AMby Vayle

    Ohhhh what a cutie!!! . I love ginger cats :D

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      Sep 12, 2013, 05.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you vayle, is’nt it funny how proud i was if this!! simply because it works and looks good as well lol. and yes toffee is aptly named, her eyes are a lovely caramel colour and shes adorable x

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    Aug 26, 2013, 07.52 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    I just looooove your cats :-D and great ironing board cover :-D Something I’ve been meaning to do

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      Sep 12, 2013, 05.17 AMby Mary Athey

      They’re spoiled rotten the pair if them lol. the little ginger one toffee is the baby, my white one fizz is deaf so toffee is his ears now and they get on like it was mwant to be. thanks for the comment, its always a thrill to hear nice things xx

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    Aug 24, 2013, 01.57 PMby Super Jeanette

    I’m totally with Toffee, I love your job :)

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      Aug 24, 2013, 02.28 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so.much xx

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    Aug 22, 2013, 08.33 PMby flowergirl22

    oooh I think they know,, whats swimming in the right direction,,,, i am sure right after the sitting they are demanding dinner.

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      Aug 22, 2013, 08.35 PMby Mary Athey

      hahaha, i just remembered the fabrics covered in fish x

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    Aug 22, 2013, 08.07 PMby flowergirl22

    so sweet,, kitty cat’s enjoying it if nothng else.

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      Aug 22, 2013, 08.28 PMby Mary Athey

      lol and true, i don’t know what it is about my fabric?? but both cats love sitting on it x

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    Aug 19, 2013, 11.48 PMby izbott

    I like toffee. What a helpful model. Cats are sweet.

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      Aug 20, 2013, 06.28 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks izbott, shes just like a little baby, she fiollows me everywhere and is such a cute we rascal x

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    Aug 19, 2013, 11.47 PMby izbott

    What a wonderful idea! Yes I agree it can hard to find a cover that fits properly. Its happy fabric & it totally make working with it a joy. Thank you for sharing Mary!

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      Aug 20, 2013, 06.30 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks izbott, its funny how pleased i am with something so simple. i used all the padfing out of the old ones and just elasticated the whole was round it . ironing on something that stays put is brillant x

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    Aug 19, 2013, 05.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    That is very nice and very important to have when sewing projects! Love the fabric – it will cheer you up every day :-))

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      Aug 19, 2013, 05.16 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks ellen, i wish i’d of just made one before instead of buying. it fits better looks good is non slip and toffer loves it lol x

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    Aug 19, 2013, 04.29 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I guess as your helper approves of your work, it means the cover is full of positive energy and serves well:-) The fabric is great.

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      Aug 19, 2013, 05.18 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks it is lovely fabric and i fo have loads of it left. i’m thinking of making a kimomo out of ot. i’m making my daughter one so i’ll see how that looks first. toffee isa rascal x

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    Aug 19, 2013, 01.19 PMby kisses

    I like simple stuff, nice fabrics. Great minds thinks alike…My board is also due a cover and I am in the process of doing one

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      Aug 19, 2013, 02.18 PMby Mary Athey

      i’m so pleased with it kisses. it looks good and because its a good quality cotton its great to iron on. x

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