Friday, 9 May 2008

Op Shop Find to Ironing Board Cover


I popped in to one of the Op Shops up the street the other day and found this amazing piece of fabric in the fabric bin. It's a Warwick 100% cotton length. Great quality fabric ~ I have a lounge suite covered in Warwick cotton! So, given that my ironing board cover is very tatty looking, that's where this is destined to end up. Soon....I hope!!!!

8 comments:

The Tin House said...

Tracy, that is a lucky find. Looking forward to seeing the final product.....(not to put too much pressure on you or anything....)Lisa x

Terri & Crew said...

Very pretty. I've heard the term OP shop a few times. I'm assuming that it's a second-hand store? Thrift shops they are called here in the states.

kansas crochet mom said...

very pretty fabric :)

Tracy said...

Op Shop = Opportunity Shop. Don't know why they're called that really, but yes, they are 2nd hand stores. Over here a lot of them are run by charities, and those charities use the money earned to help needy & underprivileged people.

Gypsy Quilter said...

I've also used some 100% cotton high-quality upholstery fabric on a new ironing board. It worked great. However, for padding I cut an old, clean mattress pad to size before covering. If you can find a cotton mattress pad, they work best.

Tracy said...

Thanks for that tip Gypsy Quilter.

The other thing I had though is maybe wool quilt batting. I need to buy some for a knee quilt I'm hoping to start quilting *soon*. I figured wool would stand up to the temperatures. What do you think?

Fi said...

Great find, Tracy. Can't wait to see the finished product!!

Dianne said...

Beautiful Fabric, Tracy. It will make a beautiful ironing board cover. Can't wait to see it finished!