For those who have followed this blog a while, you might remember that I have been on a quest for a “Cord Minder.” (Read all about it here, here and here!) To press my T Shirt Quilts properly, I need a lot of room. My cord is always getting in my way, bending the fabric and being a general nuisance. After the failure of the other cord minders, my mechanical engineer husband said he would design something for me.
The key to good design is simplicity. So the spring my husband used is a long piece of elastic. One end is attached to a very strong magnet which I place on my cabinet.
The beauty of this simple design is that I can adjust it! I can move the magnet and the clamp to adjust to my different needs!
Am I the only one who needs this? Do traditional quilters have problems with cords? Perhaps it’s just my layout. Now I need a bigger boards….
Oh buy, I am always having cord trouble. I remember your other article. I am left handed so everything is backward anyway, then the cord always messes up what I just ironed. So frustrating. And now I have to sit to iron which makes it worse.
Excellent. I seem to have the same problem Susan does!
I love this!!! Yes…drives me CRAZY. I even have an outlet that is higher in my laundry room,but most of my pieced ironing is done on my cutting island in my studio. I have a surge protector up high…but I am always trying to hook it over a drawer pull or the curtain rod on the side I have (I hang my tops there and my hangers when I am doing clothing). I don’t think I could do that with my cord.
Do you just love it?
This is ingenious!
I agree…genius!! I am always in a little fight with the iron cord. It likes to get stuck in the spot between the board and the iron holder… This would be so helpful!
This is so creative! I always have to fight the cats when I am trying to iron, they think it is a fun toy. With your idea it will be off the ground and perhaps won’t attract them. Thanks for the idea.