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Date: 2/25/13 3:53 PM

I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this question, but here it is. I am in search of a good ironing board cover and pad. I have seen several and did not realize they had that many out there. Does anybody have any suggestions? I have your regular everyday ironing board, but I want a pad that fits it and does not shrink up and move around.
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Date: 2/25/13 5:13 PM

Depending on your ironing board size . . . .my board is wide, 15 1/2", and I've had good luck with the WalMart Mainstay brand. Very durable, stays put and doesn't shrink when it's washed.

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Date: 2/25/13 5:22 PM

iMHO the best pad/cover is sold by Golden Hands Industries. He is in Roswell, GA and travels to sewing shows and sells via phone. He has a cover and pad that allows steam to shoot through.....also a really good pressing cloth that will not scorch.

I bought two covers but first cover has not worn out or scorched in over ten years.

Very nice man. I bought my good Polder wide ironing board from him.

He offers different sizes and shapes.

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Date: 2/26/13 1:06 AM

I bought a Fitz like a Glove cover and pad. It was expensive but it does exactly as it says - stays put, never wrinkles or folds up, and the padded underlay feels good to iron on and has decreased my ironing time.

They are a PR Merchant and offer deals to PR members. They will ship anywhere in the world but I don't know what postage to the US is like.

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Date: 2/26/13 5:33 AM

If you are interested this is a good project to make. You need cotton batting for the underpad and a sturdy cotton duck or canvas for the top cover and add a drawstring.

Other tips are to recycle a purchased cover by cutting off the drawstring section leaving enough seam allowance to stitch it to your custom sewn cover. Saves time.
And try building up your underpadding with more batting so that a purchased cover that shifts, behaves itself and stays in place. I like the Warm Company batting for best steam iron results.
I think the Vermont Store also carries ironing board covers handmade by the Amish community.
Edited to say Vermont Store now has imported covers but I found thus unique ironing set up when searching Amish.

http://www.amishbuiltlawndecor.com/product/SPW-O-140930


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Date: 2/26/13 5:54 AM

I, too, purchased a Fitz-like-a-glove cover from AU; the shipping was very dear, although I felt it worth it. It is guarenteed for 5 years; I iron every day and it truly fits like a glove. No movement, great ironing, easy steaming. I give it 5 stars.

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Date: 2/26/13 1:59 PM

I have the Measure-matic covers on my standard ironing board, my Bernina press, a small ironing board and also have the ironing pad meant for workshops, etc.
They do work great, and it is possible to use a lower iron temperature for many things. The biggest problem I have had is that they are slick. The company makes a muslin apron for the nose of the board, which works well. I have been tempted to make a thin cover to go over the whole thing when I'm working with fussy things that might tend to slip off the board.
The pad for classes works well, but I used too much steam when it was on a molded portable table (I was breaking my own rule that I get up from the sewing machine to press), and warped the table top a bit.
http://www.miracleironing.com/

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Date: 2/27/13 2:39 PM

I buy whatever is available locally and use mattress pad clips (mitten clips on elastic) to help keep the cover in place.

When I was the cover, I air dry until just the cover is dry and the trim still a bit damp and stretch the cover back onto the ironing board.

Last time I remove the cover for washing, I found two more under it that I had forgotten about!

You can usually find the clips in the bed linen/mattress pad department or the iron/ironing board department - link

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Date: 2/28/13 2:13 AM

Just recently I made a new pad from 3 layers of bamboo type of batting. I know an ironing board should not be too soft and 3 layers are just fine, but you can use 2 layers too - the surface will be a little harder..... I cut the batting carefully to the shape and size of my board and left enough (a lot) to wrap over the edge of the board. I hand-stitched my 3 layers close to the edge. Then I sew-on about 35 -36 washers- kind of small metal rings from Ace hardware store. I used upholstery poly-twine to sew them on. Then I took a very long piece nylon cord and pulled it through rings in X-cross pattern under the board. Actually, I had my board up-side down when I was tightening up the cord. I love my new pad, it works very well, stays in place. I am still using my old cotton cover over the pad, but want to make a larger one and fix it under the board the same way...Sorry for spelling and stuff - English is my second....

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Date: 2/28/13 9:58 AM

Sounds like a great idea! I would love to see a picture of your ironing board pad. Thanks for the great suggestion.

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