Is Re-Usage even a word???
I did some reconstruction and recovered my older ironing surface with 2 yards of fresh muslin and then took it into the quilt shop to use in the classroom. So that's my 2 yards used this week from stash!
Originally I had covered it with the Teflon Ironing board material, a layer of cotton batting, and then a muslin cover. My mistake was stapling all of these layers in place. It didn't take too long for the original muslin to start looking icky - but removing all those staples would be a pain. So I borrowed an idea from my friend Neen up in Maine and used quilting pins to attach a new layer of muslin (right over the old) that could be removed when necessary and washed.
I figured this week I'd just get that old icky original almost cardboard muslin off and replace it with a canvas type material (drill) that I stapled over the teflon and cotton batting and then pinned a new muslin layer in place.
Isn't the stand pretty! The Engineer re-used some old wood to construct it - I like it that I've got some history built into my stand as the wood is from both this house (new garage doors put in and we removed wooden supports and hung the new doors from the ceiling) and our old house in MA (wood from old stairs that were rebuilt). To cover some holes in the wood he made some decorative inlays - I appreciate the time he took to make the heart and spinning star shapes. It's a nice sturdy stand - has locking wheels - a full shelf below and pegboards on each end.
I covered this board also with the teflon material, a layer of cotton batting and the canvas - each stapled in place. Then I washed and pinned my old muslin top from the other board onto this board - this is my Re-Usage!
I want to put a decorative cover on - maybe a pretty toile? I'd like to try and put ties or elastic cord along the edges so I don't have to pin it in place but that's going to take some figuring out so I'll just be happy with the old cover for now.
Nothing else used... 2 yards is it... still no spreadsheet...