Hi! My name is Jenny and I am so excited to be a designer here at the Bake Shop! This is my first recipe.
If your ironing board cover is dull as dishwater, it may be time to spruce it up! I guarantee ironing will be a little more fun when you have something pretty to iron on, like Kate Spain’s gorgeous Verna line.
1 Jelly Roll – Verna by Kate Spain
2 Yards of Muslin
Luna Batting – Crib Size
3 Yards of 1/2″ Wide Ribbon
* Note: all seams are 1/4″
1. Sew three jelly roll strips right sides together along long sides. Press. Repeat with three additional jelly roll strips.
2. Layer pieced jelly roll strips right sides together. Stitch along each long end to create a tube.
3. With a 10″ square ruler (or 10″ square template made of posterboard), cut tube into 5 blocks as pictured:
4. Press blocks open.
5. Repeat Steps 1-4 four more times for a total of 5 tubes and 25 blocks.
6. Arrange blocks into a grid of 3 blocks across and 8 blocks down. You will have one leftover block from Step 5. Sew the blocks into rows, then join the rows together. Press well.
7. Lay your pieced quilt top right side down on the floor. Place your ironing board on top. Add 3.5″ to the perimeter of the ironing board. Trace. Cut along traced line.
8. Cut batting and muslin to match quilt top. Sandwich batting between muslin and quilt top. Baste and quilt as desired.
9. Serge, pink, overcast, or zig-zag perimeter to prevent fraying.
10. Press and pin perimeter 3/4″ to the wrong side. Edge stitch perimeter to create a channel for the ribbon drawstring. Be sure to leave a 3″ opening in the back of the cover to thread ribbon!
11. On the center back of quilt top (directly above 3″ opening), sew a buttonhole parallel to stitched line. Slice open with an X-acto knife.
12. Thread ribbon through button hole and entire ironing board channel. Hand stitch 3″ opening closed, leaving only enough room for threaded ribbon. Place quilted cover on ironing board. Pull ribbon snugly and tie in a bow!
One sassy ironing board cover!