Gifts to Graduating Seniors
Every year we offer our Congratulations to those high school seniors at the Sangre de Cristo Youth Center who earned their diploma. A quilt is made especially for each one.
In 2020 there were no graduations, but this year - 2021 - there are 3 girls and 2 boys who graduated in May. Each quilt has a special label, and was rolled & tied with ribbon for presentation to the graduate in honor of his/her achievement.
The following pattern, shared at the April meeting, makes a very quick charity quilt. Files to download the Pillowcase Demo (above) and the quilt pattern are below the pattern.
Save your misc squares
We are still collecting 4" squares for Mable. (She would take 5" squares too, if there were enough she could make a whole top.) You can drop off your fabric squares with Barb H.
We are also collecting selvage strips (min 18") to send to Jody (she weaves rugs with them). Jody is a former Scrappy Lady who has moved to Arizona and is bored! But she offered to pay the postage if we will mail her some bags of selvage. Please give what you have to Barb -- she will ship them to Jody.
How To Make a "Fat Board"
CAROL'S QUILT IRONING BOARD
I don't remember where I got the pattern to make this ironing board. I think parts of it I took from a picture I saw in a quilt magazine and after seeing the price, decided that I could make one a lot cheaper.
I found everything at Lowes and the helper on the floor cut the wood for me which made it very nice for me.
1. Plywood sheet ¼ to ½ inches thick, I got two cuts out of a sheet. The board measures 59" long x 21" wide. Reminder, you don't want your board too wide or long if you are going to put it on top of your existing ironing board.
2. From a Wood Plank ¾" x 1-½", you need four cuts at 16". These will be attached as supports, and will frame your existing ironing board. (See picture of underside of board.)
3. Upholstery stapler, wood screws to attach the holding planks to the board. Electric drill to secure the wood screws to board or have a husband or son on hand to do this for you
4. Counter sink the wood screws from the top of the board and make sure they don't go all the through the planks or you could damage your ironing board or table. I covered my planks with sticky back felt to protect any surface that I would lay my ironing board onto.
5. Batting to cover the top of board. Make sure it is 100 percent cotton batting, one or two layers.
6. Canvas to cover the batting with, or use a heavy fabric. After you have the canvas attached to the board, spray it good with water and let it dry. It will tighten even more and make pressing that much easier for you.
7. If you are not going to put this on top of your existing board then you can make it any size you wish.
Any questions about how to make this ironing board, please let me know. It is easy to do and if you have help, well that just makes things so much better
Phone and email on file with membership list.
Here is a link to a tutorial for a board similar to Carol's: