Jumbo ironing board and signature stamp.

I'm getting the last few things ready to start the Anzac Quilts. It feels a bit like procrastination but I'd prefer to have as much as possible on hand before starting so I'm not stopping and starting. I repurposed the boys old train board for a jumbo sized ironing board. I hate having to try and iron the big pieces on a normal board and the towel on the floor trick gave variable results so this board will be great, especially when I'm putting together the feature panels. I covered it in cotton wadding which costs a fortune but gives the best results.

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It was really easy to make, just lay it all flat, cut to size then staple it together.

The finished board is 120cm by 105cm.

I also needed to find a way to sign the quilts but obviously a pen won't work so well. I could free motion stitch one to each quilt but I wanted to try making a stamp I could use with the shiva oil paint sticks. I used an old cork sanding block and a Stanley knife.

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I think it turned out ok!