Getting Retreat Ready
I bought this pattern about 5 years ago
thinking it was a great idea!
I really needed one!
It drives me nuts to go to a class
and everyone is waiting around one iron.
Never again will I be standing wasting sewing time
for an iron and when I am done - button it up and go home.
I am going to my first retreat with
Now I just need a free pattern
for a cutting mat/ruler holder!
If you know where a free one is please leave a comment!
Do you have a little binding basket?
You should, then it doesn't roll across the room!
Your dog, cat, children don't unroll it playing catch!
I used (2) outside fabrics
(2) layers of cotton batting
(1) layer of Insul Bright
The pattern called for a heat resistant pad
on the inside fabric but I did not have any
So I used what I had on hand with the Insul Bright!
Nice place to press my pieces!
Oh no! I did something wrong but what?
How to fold the Iron Tote/Pressing Mat together?
Kaye Wood shows you how
It is a quick video showing binding,
elastic and button placement,
finally she shows you how to fold it up!
I cannot find the pattern I used online.
I bought it at a LQS and it is by Marie Sines.
I did find this one which includes the Ironing pad
Sisters Common Thread Caddy Pad Iron Tote Pattern
Disclaimer: the photos used in this post are not of Sisters Common Thread Caddy Iron Tote but one will be made at a later date with a Giveaway graciously provided by the Sisters! Thank you ladies!
Fabric used is Indelible by Katarina Roccella
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #1154 Orange and #1158 Gray
(My two favorite colors)
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