IT’S TIME TO USE THAT BIG, BOLD PRINT YOU’VE BEEN SAV­ING FOR A SPE­CIAL MAKE!

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - SEW IN STYLE -

CUT­TING OUT

1

Place your main fab­ric right side down on the floor, or a large cut­ting sur­face. Place your folded iron­ing board on top, with the iron­ing sur­face against the fab­ric, leav­ing at least 6in of fab­ric around all sides. Draw around the outer edge of the iron­ing board, us­ing a re­mov­able fab­ric marker.

2

Mark a line roughly 6in out­side of your iron­ing board line, all the way around. Cut along the line (Fig A).

3

Fol­low step 1 to mark your bat­ting. Then cut the bat­ting adding ap­prox­i­mately 2in all the way around.

MAK­ING THE COVER

4

Baste around the outer edge of the fab­ric, us­ing a 1 in seam al­lowance. Fold the raw edge un­der, to meet the basted line, eas­ing around curves. Press firmly. Fold un­der­neath again, along your basted line. Press to se­cure the fold in place.

5

With your cover wrong side up, stitch along the in­ner pressed edge to cre­ate a cas­ing. Leave an open­ing ap­prox. 4in wide at one end of the cover, back­stitch­ing at each end (Fig B).

FIN­ISH­ING

6

At­tach a safety pin to one end of the elas­tic. Use the safety pin to thread the elas­tic through the cas­ing, all the way around. Tie the two ends to­gether (Fig C).

7

Fuse the bat­ting to the cen­tre of your cover, fol­low­ing the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions. Place the cover on top of your iron­ing board and pull the elas­tic tightly so the cover fits snugly around it. Ease any gath­ers for an even look. Tie a new knot in the elas­tic to se­cure.

Just a sim­ple length of elas­tic will help your cover to hug your iron­ing board tightly and neatly!

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