I just had to share this super fantastic idea I found over at The Crafty Cupboard. Do you ever attend workshops where an iron is needed and they say, 'will provide 4 ironing boards to share'? I love my fellow workshop quilters, but I do detest waiting in line to use the iron. I do have one of those mini ironing boards, but I swear mine is only 3" wide.
My problem is now solved, thanks to this fantastic tutorial. It uses a tv tray! How brilliant is that?
I used a heavy canvas fabric from Ikea to cover it. Then I really got thinking.... every holiday I bring out these tv trays to hold the excess food that won't fit on the table due to all the company I have. It is always a pain as only salads and buns can go on there, but now because of the insulated batting, I can put anything on there. Wait, if I am worried I may get a spill on my fancy workshop ironing board, I am just going to put a seasonal placemat on the top so I am super stylish and preserving my board!
So when you see me at the next workshop, don't worry I won't be holding up the line waiting for the ironing board!
One last thing, it took me 23 minutes to make, and 9 of those minutes were spent finding my husband's staple gun.
What do you think?