|I am always looking for better ways to do things and saw recomendations on how to make an irioning board cover in a book that I cannot remember. It took a while but I found a wool blanket at a thrift shop, and cut it for the base. At Hancock's I asked for somthing padlike I could use for the IBC. They recommended "silence cloth". It is supposed to be used under table cloths to silence the uncouth clatter of utensils, etc. This is great stuff! Not cheap, about eight to nine dollars a yard. Buy extra. Wash first. It SHRINKS!
I cut it to fit the top of the board plus no more than a couple of inches for the sides and ends. I then sewed a thinner but stong fabric aroung the sides to run a cord through.
Perhaps not necessary, But I put grommets along the edgest hat go underneath the board so I could also lace it up like shoe strings.