Friday, January 6, 2012

A Pressing Issue..

Yesterday I wrote about making Wee Baskets…but the thing that generated a lot of interest was my little applique iron holder and pressing pad!

I ‘bought’ mine at a Garage Sale…found it in the FREE BOX!  I think it’s been handmade and lovingly used!  (see the burn marks on the iron holder!)

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AND some of you wanted the dimensions…you can see that it is 6” wide and 12” long…


The pressing pad is about 3 1/2” X 11” with rounded edges.  It has been covered with batting and fabric..and is soft but firm.


The resting stand, where your iron sits, is just over an inch tall and has a piece of hollow copper tubing inserted…the other end is open.


The iron rester was made for the older, thinner model of irons..but it still works well for me.


Everything has been screwed together…see how the screws have been inset…so that it doesn’t scratch your table.  Very clever!


So there you have it!!  Hope this helps.

Now you can get your handy hubby working on it…because if you use an applique iron then you absolutely NEED one of these thing-a-ma-jiggies…and you REALLY don’t want to burn your house down!


Go HERE to download this FREE, dang cute pattern!!  Thanks, Country Junk’ion!

Have a FUN Friday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Although my has different dimensions I also have a little iron and pressing stand! Handy for the small stuff! Thanks for the heads up on the free pattern!!!

  2. If the guy who made this only knew he could have millions on a patent lol! My hubby is handy and you can be sure when he gets home, he'll be reading your blog and taking notes :) Thanks paulette!

  3. Thank you for posting pictures and dimensions. Now I need to get hubby working on it. You did a great job. You are the best!

  4. Now, there's an idea that should go into mass production!

  5. That stand has got to work better than the contraption that comes with those irons. Mine continually falls over. I seldom use that iron.

  6. Thanks for giving all the information for the holder/ironing pad. I'm going to see if my hubby will make me one. I think I would use my iron more if I had something like this, the thing it comes with is unsturdy, to say the least.

  7. Gosh I wish I knew someone who was handy. I sure could use something like your iron stand. What a lucky find.

  8. Thank you so much for showing this, I was so interested when I saw it yesterday, called hubby in to have a look!

  9. Very cool find, how could someone sell that?? But aren't you glad they did, lol! Thanks for the link!

  10. What a handy find and free to boot!

    The pattern is very cute. :)

  11. What a deal!! I need to show that to Terry. He's a wood worker and makes anything I ask him to.

  12. Nice! I think that's what I'll ask my wood-working bro for Christmas next year.