I’m working on a Valentine’s Day table runner with……batiks and my AccuQuilt GO! For a ironing board I am using a temporary board…..maybe….I am really liking it!
Cutting half square triangles is so easy with the 2″ finished HST die..
Here is my temporary ironing station…..who knows….I might just keep it! I had two upper cabinets that Builder Bob was going to mount on the wall by my other cupboards but….I put a white bookcase for my AccuQuilt dies there and decided to try using them as a place to iron. I had two sets of bed risers – one I bought to raise a sewing machine and the other I picked up for a dollar at a garage sale. I put the black set in the back and the white in front to raise the cabinets to a comfortable height. I used a piece of plywood, batting and some fabric and whipped up the top. It is just sitting on top but it doesn’t move. There just might be Duck Tape holding it all together…..did you know you can buy it at Joanns with a 50% off coupon!
We were also able to hang my oak thread rack that holds my machine embroidery thread for applique.
I didn’t want to load up the inside as I’m sure I’ll be moving this around so for now I emptied out a bin of scrap batiks and sorted them by color. Notice my iron????
There is nothing better than a old vintage iron! It is a little smaller than most and is very heavy. It really gets hot and there is no automatic shut-off so you have to remember to turn it off when not in use. Upstairs Builder Bob set it up so that if the iron was on….so was a light. It really made it easy to remember to turn it off. Right now I have a surge protector I am using that has a light on it. See the bottom of the iron? Perfectly flat! I have a regular iron that I use when doing backing and when I first pick it up I can never believe how light it is.
Right next to the ironing board is my backup machine. It is another vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine. Having two identical machine is wonderful. I bought this one on eBay a couple years ago and the case was destroyed in shipping. Builder Bob made a base for it. This is my favorite type of stool. Many of you have asked about it and it is only 19 inches tall which works perfectly for me. This was about $20 from Walmart but is getting a little wobbly. We are going to check at a automotive store for a better one. If I find one, I’ll let you know.
I know you are really anxious to see more photos of my new studio…..things are still moving around and the base trim still isn’t down. You can see that my ironing board is on the left by the backup Singer and over to the right you can see my workhorse machine. Normally I have the cutting table against the wall but I found my Fitbit the other day and have been trying to get my 10,000 steps a day in so I made a little walk around in my room last night. I was close with 8,500 and I ended up making my goal!
I couldn’t show the display walls as I had my quilts for Island Batik hanging up so I could take pictures. Now they are ready to be sent off. Here is a little peek at them.