I decided to fill out the pad on my ironing board. It was too short and too narrow, and had been for at least 10 years. It didn't cause any trouble till I started quilting, and then I needed the full top. I looked for a new cover, but they were pretty chintzy, so I decided to make one. Insulbrite and more batting was on sale at JoAnns, and had the 20% of coupon that was on the board yesterday. I got the materials to make the cover, add even more to the padding, make a portable 24 by 24 ironing pad, and enough Insulbrite to make curling iron sacks for every female in the family for less than Joann's better ironing board cover. I have never been able to get one that really fits. It may be that my ironing board was a wedding present 48 years ago. (No it was not made of stone, it really is metal!) I don't have many of the original presents, but I do still have the original husband.