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    What is name of good ironing board cover

    What is the name of good ironing board cover?
    And where did you order it?
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    I have the Miracle cover, it is a good cover but I find it slippery!

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    I find any silver sided works for me with a thin padding.

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    I hate that silver stuff. I have a good cotton duck cover on my board. www.allbrands.com has a good selection of cotton duck and cotton canvas covers.

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    I bought one at Hobby Lobby. It is wonderful! It was a little pricey I think $30+ but I used a coupon. It does have the silver fabric and nice firm padding. I'm sorry I don't remember the name of it but I recall that they only carried 2 ironing board covers. I've had mine for over a year and it is still going strong. I iron something everyday whether it is clothes or fabric.
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    I have a BigBoard over my ironing board. I like it because it's a big rectangle. It's so much easier to iron backings. With my regular board they get re-wrinkled a bit, but with the BigBoard, not so much.

    The down side is that it's bigger and I don't have a lot of room for my ironing board. Sometimes I take it off, but then I have to lean it against the wall, which isn't really much better.

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    Another vote for cotton duck here, but I make my own.

    I do not prewash the fabric.
    I cut out the basic outline of the ironing board plus a casing and seam allowance.
    I sew a casing and insert elastic.
    Once the cover is on and adjusted, I spritz the duck with water. (Quack!)
    As it dries, the cotton duck will shrink to fit the board like a glove. The texture of the cotton duck holds my blocks as well as a Steady Betty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    I find any silver sided works for me with a thin padding.
    I agree with Holice on this one. I've had some sad experiences with other covers.

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    I use the Miracle one. Yes it was alot of money. Had it for a couple years, I quilt 20 hours a week on average and I beat the crap out of it. Wash it all the time, fuse on it, spill on it. And it keeps coming back for more. It is wearing around the corners because I have a homemade Big Board that pokes at the corners. Also I did spill something on it that made a stain. So it is on my list to get a new one at the quilt show.

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    I bought one from Annie's, formerly Clothilde. It has lines and angles on it, is very heavy duck cloth, and very sturdy. I have a larger ironing board bought years ago at BJ's and they had the right size. I love it and use it to death, a la seamstome!
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    To fit most ironing boards, Walmart has good cotton ones. I have noticed the silver fabric covers there now too. I use a big board so I make my own. I saw the Miracle Covers at Tuesday Mornings store.
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    June Tailor has a great one, thick cotton fabric with measuring tape and squares printed on top so you can press your blocks on the square. I got mine from Nancy's Notions.

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    First of all, my ironing board is an old steel one, with a rectangular piece of plywood on top to give me a nice large surface to work with. First it's covered with a few layers of flannelette ... some that I had and knew I was never gointg to use!

    As for the cover ... I cover it with a FUN cotton fabric. When it needs washing, off it comes and I put a 2nd one on, so I don't have to rush it thru the wash, and can continue on!

    Am I the odd one out in doing it this way?
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    My cover is stapled cotton fabric over one layer of cotton batting on a plywood board. I pull off the batting and fabric and recover whenever it gets dirty. I don't even wash it or try to reuse it. I really like using loud prints for the cover.
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    Thank you ladies for your answers.

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    I make my own with good cotton duck. I don't like the silver covers they retain the heat and send it back to the fabric and if you are using starch, I get scorching. peace
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    I too love the Miracle Ironing Board Cover, but the website that I found is acting a little strange... Accepts the order and then, NOTHING HAPPENS?!? I mean, how can I order it FOR REAL?

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    I made one from a free pattern I got online. Don't remember where l got it now but you could google it. I need to make me another one soon so I have to find it again.

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    I am lucky to have bought 9 of these big board ironing covers by June Taylor. The were discontinued and marked down so low at JAF over 12 years ago I bought all that were in the store.
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    Miracle's web site can be iffy. I couldn't get an answer about a custom size. Went to a Quilt Show and there was a rep there. She had the total list, and my ironing board was actually on it! I told her the web site was off. Maybe if you can find a list of distibutors for Miracle, you might get faster service.

    I've ordered two covers from Miracle, both at shows. One rep was Calif. based. Both of the reps had my cover to me before the promised time.

    I have an old Pfaff board. It has a fan and motor that draw steam through. The Miracle cover is the closest in fabric and underlying liner to the old blue cover I got with the Pfaff board.

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    I got so sick and tired of cheap ironing boards. I visited my favorite 2nd hand, antique store and bought an old wooden ironing board. It is sturdy, heavy and has a wider, longer surface, $12. I like a harder surface to press material so I covered it with 2 layers of Warm and natural batting and a pretty fabric from my stash. I made a template of the board and cut the fabric large enough to sew a pocket into for a draw string and tied it on. I love it

    I also use the tip I learned on the QB about putting a piece of freezer paper on the cover to protect it from glues and heavy starching when working with them. Just iron it on and peel it off when done. I love this too!
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    I use the Measure Matic. It's great because I can quickly line up my blocks and make sure I'm even as I'm pressing. The lines are easy to see and I think I paid $39.99 on Amazon.

    edit: found it on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AENKNH8

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