|I've been a bit frustrated using my ironing board as a cutting table also, and forever moving things about. I didn't think that I had room for a separate one, even though I do have a nice big sewing room it also doubles as a laundry room and a guest room. I had purchased this nice big cutting board and then my brother found a "Big Board" ironing table top at a garage sale and it's been sitting on it, so it's been easier to use a portable cutting board. This is my solution, I got bed risers, another folding 2 feet by 4 feet table and put my quilt rack underneath it. So far so good and I know there will be lots of cutting for Bonnie Hunter's Easy Money mystery, so I'm ready. |
Right now I'm machine embroidering Maddox's quilt back, and that has spilled over to the top of my new cutting table.
|Because of my ironing board doubling as a cutting area, and I suppose a bit of carelessness too, my big board ironing cover has 2 or 3 inch or so cuts in it. First I was going to buy some duck canvas and make another one and then I thought why not use up some of my scraps from using sheets as backs of quilts. This is the result. It is reversible and I put elastic all around, but it was too loose so you can probably see a couple of the pins that I used. I really don't like the looks of them and if they aren't efficient, I may get some thumb tacks and try that. I have a staple gun but I want to be able to turn it over when it gets dirty without a lot of fuss. |
It seems that sewing rooms are continually evolving and we are always looking for a better way. I hope that I've found one, hopefully I'll be more organized and efficient.