Ironing Pad  🙂

here’s my first go around with the ironing pad!    I’m pleased with the way it turned out by following the directions from the tutorial.  There could be a little clearer directions in some parts , or rather, easier steps, but for the first go around, I’m happy.   Oh, it’s about 19 x 19.

I didn’t quilt it up to much, but I can always add some more lines later.  I wanted to get through the project to see how I can tweek it for another one.  Maybe when we are all done, we can revise the tutorial to make it our own including options that we all think would be interesting.
My thoughts:
1.   I wanted to get more creative with the outside fabric, but was afraid that additional quilting or embelishment would make for bumpy ironing.  Seeing how it turned out, I think some piecing would be fine on the exterior.  (that why I picked this fabric- busy but also my favorite that I’ve been hoarding and saving for a while!)
2.   The string length isn’t given, so I cut a safe 41 inches. Too long, but better than too short.  The placement of the ribbon/tie on the back center doesn’t feel right.  When I make knitting needle wraps, I place the tie on the edge.  This way, if the pad is rolled up tighter or looser, it doesn’t make a difference.  The “sewed down” part of the ribbon gets in the way when it’s rolled up tighter.
3.   The size is encouraged to be square.  It  really can be any dimension.  Obviously not table-sized, but really, it could be.  I’ve never used one before.
Hmm, I guess that’s it!
Excited to see all the others!
Bonnie
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