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Matching Ironing Pad – Part 2

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The next sewing day, I finished off the quilting on my portable ironing pad.  If you missed part one, click on Matching Ironing Pad Part One.  I used Signature thread in a dark grey top and bobbin.  It looks good on the heat resistant fabric, but also blends with the print.

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It is fairly centered, not too bad. Now, to bind it. I wanted the mat to be a little bigger than it was going to be if I cut it to the heat resistant fabric size. And I thought the binding could be a little different than the usual too. I thought if I cut the piece outside of the stitching line on the heat resistant fabric side, I could simply add a larger binding as a design opportunity. I cut the mat size 3/4-inch outside the heat resistant fabric. Instead of the usual width of 2-1/2 inches, I cut my binding 6 inches wide. Folded it was three inches, and made a 1-1/2 inch border all around. Kinda neat, huh!!

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I creased the corner in the usual way, adding the line to the crease, just like I showed you in the binding tutorial.

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Continue around just like it was a skinnier binding.

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Turned as usual, and stitched down, it is finished. All the corners mitered just like they should.

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I added a wide green grosgrain ribbon to tie it in a roll for carrying to classes.

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Laying it out flat, it can be used for class pressing projects.  The extra wide binding makes a nice frame, don’t you think?

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Here is the outside, not too bad on the centering. It is just a bit off to the left, but I don’t think the quilt police will catch it.

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Here it is all rolled up ready to pack for a class or workshop.

Ironmatrolled

Now, where did I put that little bitty travel iron?

 

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Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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4 thoughts on “Matching Ironing Pad – Part 2

  1. great idea! I made a little pressing board out of plywood but this would be easier to carry around as it rolls up.

  2. What a lovely idea for a portable ironing mat. Very practical.

  3. Rosemary B here:
    Happy Sunday Carole. I read this yesterday but I was at mom and dad’s Ashby Ponds apartment. (I am always busy and still exhausted)
    I love this ironing pad. Yours turned out wonderful. I want one!!!
    Thank you for sharing how you made it.
    I will try to make one so I can bring my machine to mom and dad and do stuff….. oh yeah, and need a tiny iron too.
    Lastly, I like imperfect stuff.
    Have a wonderful day. The cooler days are over in No Va (40 miles west of the Cesspool) and today it is going to heat up again

  4. How cute this is! You do great work! Was happy to find you on “Show Off Saturday”! 🙂

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