The Steady Betty
Christine Carson | Date posted: June 20th, 2012
When I first heard the name, The Steady Betty, I thought it sounded like a dreamy 1940s pin up girl or a yummy cocktail. Well it’s neither. But to sewers and quilters, the Steady Betty may be a dream come true.
The surface of the Steady Betty is specially designed to hold your fabric still while you press. Your iron will glide over The Steady Betty’s surface, keeping your seams uniform and straight without stretching. While I’ve not yet used one myself, I understand that the surface of The Steady Betty (originally designed for quilters) does not get as hot as a regular ironing board cover. Anyone who’s ever scorched their fingertips will know this is a definite bonus when working with narrow seams and tight corners!
With its popularity growing across many crafting specialties, the smart folks at The Steady Betty have designed a line of products to help as you sew, craft, and quilt. After checking out their website, steadybetty.com, I’m trying to decide between a portable 16” x 16” (41 x 41 cm) Press and Pin Steady Betty board or a custom Steady Betty ironing board cover. Which one would you try?
Sewing has always been a part of Christine's life, One of her earliest & fondest memories is that of her mother sewing in the family room. Christine started making doll clothes by hand at a...