These beautiful roses were a present from my husband on our wedding anniversary. They are exactly the same color as the roses in my wedding bouquet and there were 21 of them; one for each year. Isn’t that thoughtful?
They smell heavenly.
This is a small ironing board I bought a few years ago at IKEA. It’s quite handy, because it can be put on my sewing table and it’s perfect to iron all the little seams you have when making patchwork.
But; I don’t like the cover at all, and it’s very thin, so the grid can sometimes get into the fabric. So I was already used to using a towel or something of the kind to protect the fabric.
Every reason to make a new cover!
I started with 21/2 inch squares, made of Dutch fabrics.
Some more red, white and blue, a checkered binding and it’s finished!
For the back I used a thick, cotton fabric. In Dutch we say ‘molton’, but I don’t know the English word for it. This way the grid won’t get into my fabric anymore. I didn’t want to use a synthetic batting, because that could melt.
In the binding is a cord, which can be pulled together, to keep the cover in place.