|I love vintage textiles and cherish and press them.|
My husband Brian is a Vietnamese war era veteran and served in the US Army in Germany. This army blanket has been with us for the 41 years we have been married. I have washed it many times and it has mostly been on a closet shelf.
A few months ago I was reading QuiltingBoard.com as I do and came across a conversation about ironing board covers. I have been very unhappy with the last few ironing board covers I had purchased and found it an interesting read. Several solutions which I don't even recall now were discussed but the one using the Army blanket caught my interest!
I retrieved the blanket, folded it to fit the top of my board and thought to give it a try before deciding to go further in custom fitting it! Low and behold it has been there every since that day! I had expected to have to cut and alter it. Perhaps add a casing and a draw string. But NO, it works fine as is!
It does not shift or move a bit. It lays flat. The wool holds the heat well and irons beautifully. It is thick enough not to let the metal pattern of the board develop. Steam just works great on the wool cover. I LOVE IT. After using a half a can of spray starch I can just wash it and fold it until next time.
|Handy Dandy Army Blanket Ironing Board Cover.|