But I still wanted a blocking board but I wasn’t about to pay the price they wanted for them commercially. So I pondered it for awhile and then it occurred to me that a gingham or plaid fabric would work for what I needed.
G bought me a piece of foam insulation at the local home improvement store, I cut it to the size I needed and then covered it with a scrap piece of quilt batting I had in my crafts closet. I pulled it tight and pinned it around the edges with straight pins, then glued the batting to the back. Then I covered over that with this gingham like print fabric and again I pulled it tight and pinned it around the edges until I could get it hot-glued to the back. It works like a charm.
That’s a little crocheted pot-holder I found at a local thrift shop, I washed it and then blocked it so it would hold its shape better. Eventually I hope to work out the pattern for it, when I do I’ll post it for anyone who’s interested.