How do you keep a 5 month old happy while you iron freshly washed fabric?
First you drape the fabric over your head and around his, making a tunnel.
And when that gets old (you can play for a while if you've got a large variety of colors..), drape a big piece over the baby swing. He was happy under there for at least 10 minutes.
So the fabric is washed and ironed, and sitting on my cutting table just waiting for the next free minute or two..