Quilted Ironing Board Cover

Hi! My name is Jenny and I am so excited to be a designer here at the Bake Shop! This is my first recipe.

If your ironing board cover is dull as dishwater, it may be time to spruce it up! I guarantee ironing will be a little more fun when you have something pretty to iron on, like Kate Spain’s gorgeous Verna line.

1 Jelly Roll – Verna by Kate Spain

2 Yards of Muslin

Luna Batting – Crib Size

3 Yards of 1/2″ Wide Ribbon

Coordinating Thread

* Note: all seams are 1/4″

1. Sew three jelly roll strips right sides together along long sides. Press. Repeat with three additional jelly roll strips.

2. Layer pieced jelly roll strips right sides together. Stitch along each long end to create a tube.

3. With a 10″ square ruler (or 10″ square template made of posterboard), cut tube into 5 blocks as pictured:

4. Press blocks open.

5. Repeat Steps 1-4 four more times for a total of 5 tubes and 25 blocks.

6. Arrange blocks into a grid of 3 blocks across and 8 blocks down. You will have one leftover block from Step 5. Sew the blocks into rows, then join the rows together. Press well.

7. Lay your pieced quilt top right side down on the floor. Place your ironing board on top. Add 3.5″ to the perimeter of the ironing board. Trace. Cut along traced line.

8. Cut batting and muslin to match quilt top. Sandwich batting between muslin and quilt top. Baste and quilt as desired.

9. Serge, pink, overcast, or zig-zag perimeter to prevent fraying.

10. Press and pin perimeter 3/4″ to the wrong side. Edge stitch perimeter to create a channel for the ribbon drawstring. Be sure to leave a 3″ opening in the back of the cover to thread ribbon!

11. On the center back of quilt top (directly above 3″ opening), sew a buttonhole parallel to stitched line. Slice open with an X-acto knife.

12. Thread ribbon through button hole and entire ironing board channel. Hand stitch 3″ opening closed, leaving only enough room for threaded ribbon. Place quilted cover on ironing board. Pull ribbon snugly and tie in a bow!

One sassy ironing board cover!


56 comments on “Quilted Ironing Board Cover

  1. Jessica says:

    How CUTE! This is a GREAT mother's day gift for friends and family too!! LOVE it 🙂

  2. Karen says:

    absolutely fabulous project and i have been wanting to make a new cover for my board … this is perfect. thanks so much!!!!

  3. Excellent timing for this pattern! I fused some Heat 'n Bond to my small ironing board last night, and today made and finished this cover! I used leftover strips from another quilt. Thanks so much for this one!

  4. Chris says:

    What's an ironing board?

  5. sewwhatsnext says:

    I love the timing on this project. I just told the hubby tonight that I needed to buy or make an ironing board cover. Guess it will be make and not buy. Thanks!

  6. Lake Family says:

    I would want to hang my ironing board on the wall when I was done. So cute. It would be a good wedding shower gift

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