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  • Convert Ironing Board to Quilting Table

    I use a spare bedroom for my sewing room so I am always interested in "convert-able" sewing furniture. I recently saw in a catalog a padded board made for applying over an ironing board. It could be purchased with a pad and grid-printed drawstring cover and (at extra cost) a cutting mat. The...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Barb S on Sun, Jan 22 2012
  • Thrifty way for Fusing fabrics for my GO cutter appliques

    I fuse my cotton fabrics for cutting GO shaped appliques before running the fabrics through my GO. I always tear off a big piece of waxed paper to protect my ironing surface from the edges of the fusible material and put it under the edges of my fabrics so no sticky residue gets on my ironing board....
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Judy on Fri, Nov 4 2011
  • Handy quilting tips

    I keep a pair of snips at both my sewing machine and next to my ironing board. That way once I'm finished sewing, if while pressing, I need to trim or cut a loose thread I don't have to go back to the sewing machine. I also keep two sets of magnetic pin holders. One by my sewing machine, the...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Linda D. Martindale on Mon, Jun 27 2011
  • Re: QCA Member Tip Contest - Post Your Entries Here

    I usually snip my threads when I am pressing so my ironing board tends to collect thread ends. I use a refillable lint roller to collect the threads and any tiny little fabric pieces from my ironing board. Just a few swipes of the lint roller and my ironing board is nice and spiffy!
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by greenmonstr on Wed, Mar 9 2011
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