I bought a new ironing board cover and iron shoe from Bo-Nash at the Wisconsin Quilt Festival. Just so you know, this is not a paid advertisement. I am in no way affiliated with the company. I just want to review this product.
My ironing board cover had needed replacing for a while. It was stained from years of use, and it slipped when I ironed large pieces of fabric because it was stretched out. I was planning to make a new one because I don’t like the store ones.
Also, my ironing board is larger than most modern boards. I bought the monster from an estate sale, the source of many of my favorite household items.
When I saw the sweet Bo-Nash huckster at the quilt show, I was impressed. She ironed a variety of wrinkly items, explaining that the silver nonstick cover, made from the same stuff as firemen’s suits, reflected the heat back up through the fabric.
What caught my eye was the fact that the cover adheres to the board, keeping it from slipping.
I bought the regular size, which came with a foam pad. I cut the foam pad to fit, then carefully adhered the cover to the end of the board, smoothing it as I peeled the paper away and clipping the corners so that they would fit the sides and undersides of the board. It just fit my oversized board. The installation was time consuming, but not difficult.
It works great! Ironing goes faster, is more effective, and is easier because the fabric is easily pulled over the board for repositioning. The cover does not slip or sag, and the pad is just soft enough to maintain optimal contact with the iron. The iron shoe… Well, I’ll save that for another day.