compelledtocraft

House Homemade by Compelled to Craft

South Jordan, Utah · 10841 Sales

compelledtocraft

House Homemade by Compelled to Craft

South Jordan, Utah 10841 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(2778)

Announcement   Compelled to Craft is your source for standard and custom size ironing board covers and laminated cotton tablecloths. I haven't yet met an ironing board or a table for which I couldn't make a cover!

I love custom orders, helping you get the perfect fit and fabric for your ironing board cover and tablecloth.

The laminated cotton tablecloths with elastic around the outside are one of the shop favorites--they are perfect for mealtime with kids. The elastic keeps the tablecloth firmly in place and the laminated cotton lets you quickly and easily wipe the table clean. I have made these fitted tablecloths for every imaginable table and would love to make a custom one for you!

Follow me on Facebook for news of special discounts, giveaways, and new products: https://www.facebook.com/HouseHomemadeByCompelledtocraft

Check out the Bargain Basement section http://www.etsy.com/shop/compelledtocraft?section_id=13791143 for one of a kind closeouts up to 25% off! Yay for bargains!

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Last updated on Apr 29, 2016

Compelled to Craft is your source for standard and custom size ironing board covers and laminated cotton tablecloths. I haven't yet met an ironing board or a table for which I couldn't make a cover!

I love custom orders, helping you get the perfect fit and fabric for your ironing board cover and tablecloth.

The laminated cotton tablecloths with elastic around the outside are one of the shop favorites--they are perfect for mealtime with kids. The elastic keeps the tablecloth firmly in place and the laminated cotton lets you quickly and easily wipe the table clean. I have made these fitted tablecloths for every imaginable table and would love to make a custom one for you!

Follow me on Facebook for news of special discounts, giveaways, and new products: https://www.facebook.com/HouseHomemadeByCompelledtocraft

Check out the Bargain Basement section http://www.etsy.com/shop/compelledtocraft?section_id=13791143 for one of a kind closeouts up to 25% off! Yay for bargains!

Paula Hogan

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2778)
Laura Reynolds

Laura Reynolds on Apr 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My new ironing board cover really brightens up my basement laundry room! Thank you Paula at Compelled to Craft. It is beautifully made and fits perfectly. I love it!

Marcy Ceranek

Marcy Ceranek on Apr 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I loved these covers so much, I bought more!! I use them on my mixer bowls to keep dust out while they are being stored. I also use them to over my batter bowls as well. Seller is super easy to work with and was very responsive as well.

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Updates

I adore sewing with my vintage Juki industrial machine. It's crazy fast!
Just arrived today custom laminated solid color fabrics for tablecloths: white and ivory.

About

Can't Quit Making Things!

I've always loved making things (I cringe when I think about the "shawl" I crocheted and then sold to my grandma at a "craft sale" in my driveway), but never saw that as a viable career option until I heard about Etsy.

I started to dabble in Etsy as a creative outlet while working full time at a non-creative job; when my position became redundant (I LOVE that British term--it's so much nicer than saying I got fired), I used my severance pay (another thing I LOVE) to live on while I built up my Etsy shop which lets me make things every day and still pay the bills!

Each time I sit down to sew, I focus on putting joy into my work and I hope that joy radiates in the homes of my lovely and wonderful customers.

I have a theory that people who are passionate about something--anything--are happier than those you haven't yet found their passion. My passion--the thing that gives me the greatest satisfaction and gets me into that wonderful state of flow--is Making Things. My joy doesn't really depend a whole lot on what I'm making, as long as my hands are busy turning something simple into a finished good. And it's a bonus if that finished good is something someone else can use and pay me for so I can continue to Make Things.

Every day as I do my work--smoothing out fabric in preparation for cutting, serging together layers of padding and fabric, even tidying and organizing my supplies--I am grateful that I can make a living with my hands, my heart, and my mind. I recognize and appreciate that very few people get to follow their passion and I never take that for granted. I appreciate my customers all over the world who make my work possible and share a little bit of themselves and their lives with me.

The very best part of my job is thinking up and then making and fine tuning new Things. I have my Grandma Cannon's antique pink couch in my studio where I do my best thinking, working through ideas and construction steps in my mind, even though it might look like I'm just taking a nap (which I also love to do!). Then I jump up and test out the idea, cutting, sewing, measuring, testing, over and over until I'm pleased with the result. I LOVE it!

Currently I'm exploring all of the Things I can Make with laminated cotton. There is something about the bright shiny fabric that always makes me happy; I think everyone should have something made with laminated cotton! And I'm happy to make it.

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  • Paula Hogan

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    I love making things, sleeping in a cold room with lots of blankets, listening to audiobooks, doing water aerobics, being a grandma, knitting, working in my basement studio, reading, eating, napping. I don't love sweeping, alarm clocks, or being hot.

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Last updated on Apr 22, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What is laminated cotton, laminated cotton/linen blend, and laminated linen?

Laminated cotton, laminated cotton/linen blend, and laminated linen are natural fiber fabrics that have been coated with a layer of clear waterproof material.

Some of the finishes are glossy, some shiny (a little less shiny than the glossy), and some have a matte finish and the finish will be included in the listing description.

Some of the fabrics are lightweight and supple; some are heavier weight and a bit stiffer; both work great for most projects. The heavyweight can be a bit hard to work with on a very small project such as a 4" x 4" zipper bag.

These fabrics are wonderful for tablecloths, place mats, bags, rain coats, and much more!

How do I care for my laminated product?

Wipe laminates clean with a damp washcloth.

Unless otherwise noted, all of my laminates are machine washable: cold/gentle cycle. They can also be dried in the dryer on low or hung out to dry.

Like all natural fibers, the laminates can shrink slightly in the wash.

Laminates with strong dyes, although claiming to be color safe, may run. If that is a concern, set the color using a professional product.

Do laminates stain?

Laminates, while stain resistant, are not stain proof. Foods such as tomato- and curry-based products and permanent ink are the worst culprits. My personal experience has been that if I wash the food off fairly quickly, the fabric doesn't stain. I've also had good luck using a mixture of water and bleach, applied directly to the stained area with a cotton swab. I can't, however guarantee you will have the same results or that the bleach won't damage your fabric.

Please ask for a fabric sample if you'd like to test it for staining or stain removal.

Are the laminates safe for children's use?

The USA Federal Act of 2008, commonly known as CPSIA, states that children's products cannot contain more than 300 parts per million of lead. “Children’s products” are defined as “a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger.” Three phthalates, DEHP, DBP, and BBP, have been permanently prohibited by Congress in concentration of more than 0.1% in “children’s toys” or “child care articles.” A “child care article” means a product that a child 3 and younger would use for sleeping, feeding, sucking or teething.

Individual laminates in my shop will be marked as CPSIA compliant if the manufacturer has conducted such testing. Other laminates MAY BE compliant but have not been tested.

Are the laminates BPA free?

Some of the fabrics have been tested for BPA and will be marked as such. Others have not been tested, but that does not necessarily mean they do have BPA.

Are the laminates food safe?

This is a tricky one. The CPSIA testing and testing for BPA are the only tests that may be required for some laminated fabrics. The laminates MAY BE food safe, but have not been tested specifically for that.

The way I look at it is that if it is CPSIA compliant, which means, among other things, that it's been certified safe for a child to suck on it, in my mind that makes it food safe, but you have to decide for yourself and your family.

Products that are CPSIA compliant will be marked as such in the listing.

Do you combine shipping?

I love to give you the best deal I can on shipping! Send me a convo with the items you'd like before you place your order and I'll figure out the best price for shipping.

https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=8893111&ref=pr_contact

Can I wash my PADDED ironing board cover in the washing machine?

Nope, you should never machine wash your padded cover. A padded cover can only be gently hand washed or spot cleaned.

If you know you're going to want to wash your ironing board cover, you probably want to buy a separate pad and cover. In the following listing, you can specify which fabric you'd like for a combination order of cover and separate pad:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/77962397/ironing-board-cover-and-pad-designer

Are the fabrics in the ironing board covers color safe?

Although the fabrics I use are advertised as color fast, very infrequently the bright and solid colors can run. If that is a concern with your item, I recommend that you set the colors before use. You can find many different instructions for setting colors in fabrics on the web. If your cover is padded, please set the color by hand rather than using a washing machine.

Can I send you fabric and have you sew a tablecloth or ironing board cover for me?

You bet! I love to do that!

Send me a convo so we can discuss the details:

https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=8893111&ref=pr_contact