So I went by the Home Depot yesterday and bought a piece of MDF to make a large pressing surface. I already had some batting and fabric to cover it. The staple gun that I bought years ago and has been sitting in the garage, finally got it's first use. I am pleased with the result. Right now the board is sitting atop my rickety ironing board so I have to eventually find a better way to stabilize it. It is doing it's job for now.
I got all my dyes together because I got antsy with the need to make color. I did not have any soda ash on hand and went to the grocery store to get some washing soda. Arm & Hammer still makes this stuff, unfortunately the grocer doesn't stock it anymore. I went exploring under the kitchen sink and discovered that my dishwasher powder is sodium carbonate...BINGO! Now I can spend the evening setting up some fabric to dye overnight. I'll post pics of the results if I like them. I want to do a Ricky Tims style convergence quilt so I will be deliberate about the colors and pattern I create.
And now they are back ...
3 years ago