This, my dear bloggy friends, is why I don't go to the trouble of making my own ironing board cover. I just bought it a couple of months ago. It's Martha Stewart from K-Mart. It's a pretty aqua like blue that goes so well in my yellow sewing room. Look at that stain that's already on it! Oh well, at least it looks better than what I had. I don't have a picture of it, but it was an ugly green and had holes in it.
Now to my other ironing surface: my June Taylor Cut and Press. It's an ironing surface on one side, and a handy cutting surface on the back. It's easy to take to workshops, and it allows you to have have a place to iron or cut right by your sewing machine. As you can see, mine is in bad shape. There are no holes, but again I ask "How did those stains get there?" If I didn't know better I would think went to battle with a diet coke and a cup of coffee!
It looks like I need to heat up the hot glue gun for some serious repair work. Wait a minute...I must have already done that! I guess I better heat up the glue gun, again!
Go on over to Libby's blog to the condition of hers and many others ironing boards. I'm just glad she's not challenging us to show the bottoms of our irons!