Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Cutting and Pressing Table

Here's a few things I've been working on.  First, a Yankee Swap gift.  In honor of my niece being home before her deployment we had Christmas in February, including our traditional festive Yankee Swap.  I made this little gender neutral pouch and inserted a little something.  I love Anna of Noodlehead's open wide pouch tutorial.
 A MAJOR improvement to the new sewing room is this cutting and pressing station.  

We had an Ikea base kitchen cabinet delivered to us, added four locking casters and a plywood top.   A layer of batting and heavier home dec fabric finished off the top.  It is important to ensure the fabric cover can be changed so right now the plywood is just sitting on the cabinet.

The height at almost 36" is a perfect working height for me.

The little folding ironing table near the sewing machine also got a new cover to match.

I have (finally) started to quilt the 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month.  As a follow up, Craftsy offered a Leah Day class to quilt the top.  I am really enjoying the class and learning some new FMQ'ing designs.

Lastly, a picture of our strange winter.  Last weekend the ice houses were pulled off the ice due to the warm temperatures.  This next weekend record breaking low temps are forecasted.  I love New Hampshire.

Linking up with Lorna's Let's Bee Social.



  1. You've been busy, Kathy!
    Cute pouch! And what a lovely sewing space you have. Having a nice cutting/pressing area can make life so much easier. Enjoy!

  2. What a fantastic new pressing station! Love the fabric you picked for the top. Great peek into your sewing room. The looking good, love the fabric that you pick here too! TFS.

  3. I am not loving the bitter cold. Just basted two quilts with flannel backing! I cannot wait to buy a house only to have a sewing room :) Might have to steal this idea, love it.

  4. Your quilting is beautiful. And I really like your cutting/pressing station. I have been dreaming up a new table for my new room.

  5. I love my little iron table by my sewing machine...much like yours. Always enjoy seeing progress on your sewing room....and love the picture of the ice houses!


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