Wednesday, October 21, 2015

DIY Tray Table Ironing Board

Tray Table Ironing Board....

I made one too!

Many people around the internet have been making these handy little ironing boards out of tray tables and I thought I'd give it a whirl too.  This little table makes pressing seams while piecing easier and faster.  It will sit right next to my chair and I'll just turn, press, and keep sewing.  So excited to put it to good use.  Plus, I'm excited to put away my regular, squeaky, old ironing board because it takes up too much room anyway!

Thicker, home decorating fabric
Extra layers of batting
Insulated batting (insul bright)--bought off bolt, directions say there is no right or wrong side.

I also covered the top of my tray with some aluminum foil in an effort to protect the top from any steam.  I'm not overly concerned about this though.

I wrapped it all up and used the staple gun underneath.  The nice thing is that the tray will still fold down for easy storage.

Also, for what it's worth, I love my cordless iron!  :)

Have a great day!

Phew, this one took forever!

The T-Shirt Quilt is finally done!  
I didn't love making this, my first, t-shirt quilt.  In fact, I made it somewhat begrudgingly in an effort to rid these mostly-holey tees from my husband's closet.

Some of these shirts were so thin you could see through and others so thick with heavy painted-on designs. 

It is soft and snuggly though.

For the backing, I used manly buck heads.  One of the t-shirts had a line of aliens on the front and the back had the same aliens but pictured from the back.  So I transferred that idea onto the quilt.  One line of aliens on the quilt front, the other on the quilt back.

Have a great day!


ps-linking up to crazy mom quilts finish it up friday