Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Free Motion Quilting Project: I LOVE IKEA!

I might just have  need to make a road trip!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I found you through Leah Day's blog. I just wanted to tell you about how I made my own cutting/pressing table. You can see it on my blog. I am in the process now of remodeling my sewing/craft room. Many DIY projects ongoing right now and will be posting tutorials on them in the coming weeks.

    I had already built my cutting/pressing table so can't post a tutorial but will be glad to tell you about how I did it.

    Go to Lowes and purchase the closetmaid 9 cube shelves. They are cheap! Less there than anywhere else I have seen them. I paid only 39.00 ea for mine. I took 2 of those then purchased a door. I put the door on top of the two shelves with one shelf system supporting each end. The door was only 23.00. I purchased some trim and nailed it to the side of the door that is facing the front. I added 2 x 4s along the back edge of the door. That is optional. I wanted it that way to give me a stop to put my things against without worrying about them getting knocked off. The height is perfect. I made a hard pressing pad using a piece of plywood, an old towel and some fabric I will never use. Covered the plywood with the towel and then stretched the fabric over and stapled it to the back. It is the perfect amount of firmness to give me a really sharp press. Don't use particle board due to the glue. It CAN smell a bit and you don't want that smell steamed in your fabric.

    My blog address is

    There is a picture of it there. As you can see I have no issue with storage underneath. It is a mess right now but only because of all the projects I have going on and trying to organize it all.

    Follow me while you are at it. I am new to this blogging stuff too. We newbies have to stick together! Hope this has helped.

    Take care,
    Erin aka nanasrcool!