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Posted on:9/18/03 4:41 PM
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Lou. said... (10/23/03 6:37 AM) Reply
Wow love this print Deepika! I think I need to hunt this fabric out for my new sewing room!
Deepika said... (9/23/03 6:15 AM) Reply
Thanks skymom, I'll try that. I generally use my husband's handkerchief (got this idea from Gigi) as a press cloth and so far its been working great. My iron drips also so I have all ugly brown spots on my original ironing board cover. I guess I just have to wash this one more often.
Skymom said... (9/22/03 8:49 PM) Reply
Good work, Deepika. I know you don't really love doing home decor projects, but this one is very cute and useful. To avoid scorching, try a press-cloth. There are teflon press-cloths out there, if you're fusing or whatever (hopefully no scorching is happening during regular old ironing!), but I often just use a thin dishtowel that I've designated as a press cloth. Silk organza works great, too, and can take quite high temps. Just cut a square with pinked edges--18 inches or so is good.
S York said... (9/20/03 6:42 PM) Reply
Very inventive and shows just what one can do in a short time to improve their surroundings if they will just dive in.
Sew it seams said... (9/19/03 2:13 PM) Reply
oops. I meant to say it does 'not' make any difference that the plate is larger.
Sew it seams said... (9/19/03 2:09 PM) Reply
Deepika mine is also too big for my iron. This last iron that I bought is a very inexpensive brand that is rather small, so I thought I couldn't use my teflon plate. Then one day I really needed it and put it on anyway and I just left it on. It works just fine because the springs hold it in place and it does make any difference that the plate is larger than my iron. ( I went through 2 expensive Rowenta irons in just 2 years, so I decided to go with a cheapie and it already has outlasted both my Rowentas!)
Deepika said... (9/19/03 10:12 AM) Reply
Thanks Debe, I have the teflon iron shoe but unfortunately its way too big for my iron so I am not using it. Any ideas?
Sew it seams said... (9/19/03 9:25 AM) Reply
Deepika, I love your ironingboard cover. As far as scorching, have you tried a teflon sole plate cover? I use one on my iron and it never scorches any fabric. You can use your iron on the highest setting, and iron any type of fabric, from cottons to silks. It even eliminates the "shine" when ironing wool.
Deepika said... (9/19/03 6:33 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone for your nice comments. I am wondering if I make sewing machine and serger cover from the same fabric will it be too much of the same print? And how can I prevent scorching the fabric while ironing or is there no solution to this?
Karla Kizer said... (9/19/03 6:03 AM) Reply
Deepika, it looks so cute! I'm glad you found a print you like; I know you've been looking for one. And at 50% off it's a message from above: it was meant to be yours. You did a nice job, and it looks great.
Katharine in BXL said... (9/19/03 3:12 AM) Reply
What a beautiful cover! It jazzes up your room too. Clever to get a whole bolt.
Debbie Spriggs said... (9/18/03 9:51 PM) Reply
What a great use for that cute print! Your ironing board looks fabulous! I never thought of coordinating my ironing board cover with my sewing room decor. I will use this idea, Thanks!
Dale C said... (9/18/03 8:15 PM) Reply
That looks wonderful Deepika! I love the print you chose... it's perfect.
Gigi Louis said... (9/18/03 6:23 PM) Reply
That looks great! Maybe when I recover my pressing surface I will use a print as well!
Enid E said... (9/18/03 5:58 PM) Reply
Deepka, I like the print you chose, and how you came up with such a clever much as I dislike ironing , if the cover is nice, the ironing doesn't seem like such a chore!
Diane E said... (9/18/03 5:20 PM) Reply
Deepika, this is really pretty. You make me want to gussy up my ho-hum office/sewing room! Thanks for the motivation!
Hilary said... (9/18/03 4:58 PM) Reply
That turned out really cute!! I have to cover a small sleeve board I have, and I've been putting it off for over a year~you've inspired me to 'just do it!" thanks for the review!
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