I have been wanting to make an ironing pad to take with me when I go to a class or friend's house. It seems like I always forget to unplug my iron and have to wait for it to cool a bit before packing it up. With this little ironing mat, I can just wrap my iron and boogie. I've seen the iron caddies, but this is more what I had in mind.
I bought some pre-quilted ironing fabric from Joann's. In hindsight, I wish I would have bought the plain, silver material. The problem came when I wanted to quilt the cat backing and didn't want to quilt through the already quilted fabric.
I ended up quilting the cat backing to some Insulbright and not through all of the layers. I think this will be just fine and it makes a nice, thick surface.
Little by little, I'm getting some sewing room projects finished.
Today is yet another snow day. I have shoveled three times today and I still have more to go. I can only handle about 45 minutes at a time and then I'm just exhausted. Maybe one more shovel session today and I'll be done. And I'm hoping I'll be done for the season, but I've wished that before. ;-)