To take a break from these projects I started making an Iron Caddy for a friend's birthday last night. I also need to make a couple for my class irons. I used the free pattern available from Tri Country Quilters.com. http://tricountyquilters.weebly.com/uploads/3/0/2/4/3024945/iron_caddytote.pdf
I used wonderclips to hold the layers together instead of pins. This worked very well.
The only material I had difficulty in finding within New Zealand was the Silver Iron Board Fabric.
I spoke with quite a few suppliers late last year who are unable to bring this product in the country due to the cost plus shipping. So if I can't find a product in NZ my next best place is :Nancysnotions.com. Product link below.
I didn't make my own binding or handles - opting for ready made bias binding and webbing for handles. I used flat buttons rather than ones on a shank. When the mat is laid out shank buttons will raise the corners.
Back to my "stalled" quilts.