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|One yard of fabric and one yard of unquilted silver ironing board fabric. 31″ of batting — make sure it can withstand high heat, so either all cotton or Insul-Bright. 2 packages of matching extra-wide, double-fold bias tape.|
|Cut one piece from each the fabric, ironing board fabric and batting measuring about 30″ square.|
|After quilting, round the corners by placing a bowl on each and drawing a line along the edge. Then trim. Also trim any overhang of fabric so that all layers are nice and neat along the edges.|
|Open up one edge of the bias tape and sew it along one side of your mat. Please see this tutorial for more help on doing this and this one on joining the ends.|
|Take your leftover binding and stitch the open edge closed. You’ll be using this for the ties. Divide it into two equal pieces.|
|Fold your mat as shown and mark the center of the left edge on both layers.|
|At that center point, attach one tie to each side of the mat. Fold over the raw edge before stitching. When you’d like to fold it up, simply fold in half in this manner, then roll toward the ties and wrap them around and tie in a bow. Cut off any excess, fold over the raw edge twice and stitch.