Monday, June 24, 2013

Iron Caddy Pad

The last time I went to a quilt guild workshop, I volunteered to bring an extra iron for the attendees to use. This meant I had to put a hot iron in my car after which I didn’t think about beforehand. Not a good thing to do.


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When I sew, quilt, or whatever else I’m creating which features fabrics, I am a big believer in washing my fabrics first and ironing as the project progresses. So, I’ve made a portable iron caddy that also converts to an ironing mat. I love this!


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The Caddy Pad pattern comes from Sisters’ Common Thread. The pattern comes with a piece of heat-resistant fabric for the lining.


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The main and handles/binding fabrics depict sewing-related themes: The Dressmaking Collection—by Amy Barickman, The Vintage Workshop, a division of Indygo Junction for Red Rooster Fabrics. I used a piece of aqua elastic and two thimble buttons.


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This photo shows the exterior of the unfolded caddy pad.


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Here is what the lining side looks like with the heat-resistant fabric. Now I’m ready for any future sewing adventures outside my own sewing room. 


2 comments:

Lorrie said...

This is a brilliant idea, June, and I love the thimble buttons! You really know how to go with a theme.

Cathy von Hassel-Davies said...

I love this idea!