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The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover
A Class Act That Lives Up To Its Promise. An Investment Where You Get What You Pay For.
$45.95 for a lifetime of tantrum free ironing.
Are You Frustrated With Your Ironing Board Cover?
I bet you’ve bought too many ironing board covers. Hoping each ironing board cover will not slip and slide or ride up on your board.
You’ve scoured the retail stores trying to find the best cover to iron on. Only to find that they don’t have what you’re looking for. In desperation. And frustration. You’re looking online. To see if your perfect cover exists. Surely someone out there must make a cover that will never slip off your board.
If this is you, then you’re in the right place.
Here’s why . . .
You can iron on a truly non-slip cover.
By putting the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover on your ironing board.
Because it’s the only cover that anchors itself to your board. So it will NEVER slip and slide.
And you need to realize, there is a price to pay for staying with what you currently iron on.
Think about it.
How much money have you already spent on ironing board covers that disappoint you because they don’t fit?
And how much time – in hours/years! – have you wasted at your ironing board? Adjusting. And readjusting. Ironing board covers that constantly slip and slide?
Buying Another Run Of The Mill Cover Will Not Solve Your Problem.
Because you will still spend your time seething. Fuming. Boiling over with anger at your cover. That new run of the mill cover does nothing better than your current cover. It’s just a newer version of the same old. Same old.
It will still treat you with disdain.
Because it has a mind of its own.
Just like the wheels on supermarket shopping trolleys.
No amount of cajoling will get it to stay on your board.
Let me ask you.
Which one are you?
Are you a newbie? On your first foray into the world of better covers? You’ve maybe paid $10 max. Or under. For an ironing board cover. And you hope to find a solution to your slipping and sliding. For maybe – $20?
Are you an old timer? Who has been looking for longer than you care to remember. For a cover that will solve your problems? You’ve purchased so many covers over the years. Looking for just the right one. And you know you’re into triple digits of wasted money.
Let me tell you what I know. The Fitz Like A Glove™ Cover, which is a super premium cover at $45.95, is the cover of last resort. What most people do when facing the prospect of paying more than they expect for an ironing board cover is this. They keep looking for a cheaper alternative that will do exactly what the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover does.
They look for a cover with better elastic. Maybe something stronger that won’t deteriorate within the blink of an eye.
Maybe something with a better quality fabric. That won’t look so shabby on their board. Or disintegrate in the wash.
They hope that – if they have a board longer than 130cm – there’s a cover out there that will fit without being skimpy.
So what happens if you change nothing? What if you keep ironing on what’s in the shops? Just a newer version?
You’ll get the same outcomes you’ve always had. Anger. Seething. Fuming. Agitation. Too much frustration at wasting your time at the ironing board. And an even deeper hatred for ironing. Which is a shame. Because there is nothing like the heat of an iron to transform a mass of wrinkled fabric into something glamourous. And luxurious.
At some point in the life of your same old. Same old. New cover. You will become enraged – again – at how cheap covers are so useless.
And start your search for the perfect cover. All over again.
Once you’ve been on this merry-go-round a few times, the penny will finally drop. There is no such thing as . . . “Best quality. Cheapest price”.
How An Architect Designed The Perfect Ironing Board Cover For His Mother.
There’s always a reason why some things work. When others don’t.
Here’s the story:
I’m Carol Jones. My partner’s mother, Margarita, had the same problems with her ironing board cover that you have. Except that her problems were complicated by the fact that she had just suffered her 2nd stroke. Which left her with no feeling in her right hand.
She really was seriously struggling to keep her cover on her ironing board.
Her son, my partner, Victor Pleshev, an architect, said there has to be a cover out there that will stay put. So one Saturday he went shopping in Sydney. And brought her back 7 covers to try.
Not one of them fit her board properly.
They were either too small. Too big. The elastic wasn’t tight enough.
And she couldn’t pull a drawstring taut enough.
Victor. Wanting to help her. Said that:
“If I can design a multi-story building to stay up. I can design an ironing board cover to stay on my mother’s board.”
Using his 25 years experience as an architect.
And his knowledge of building and construction techniques. He designed a cover that would never move.
It was a breakthrough solution.
A simple solution. To a difficult problem.
Margarita was given her cover as a surprise birthday gift.
She loved her cover so much she told all her friends. A week later. 20 of her friends wanted a cover. Through word of mouth, another 50 covers were ordered. Before long, we had made 500 covers on the dining room table of our farmhouse on our remote rural property.
An accidental business is born. Which today, is nudging close to 500,000 customers. In 30 countries.
The ironing board cover made for Margarita is the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Guaranteed to never move on your board. For any reason. And this is why it always shows off its bottom. Because it’s its best feature. The underside of the Fitz Like A Glove™ Cover makes it special for a lifetime of trouble free ironing.
No other website for ironing board covers gives you as much content as we do. Why? Because we’re shoppers too. And when we shop. We want to know what we’re paying for.
In the information below, we try to answer all the questions we’ve been asked since 1994. If that’s too much information. And you’re the sort of person who likes to skim. We’ve highlighted the important bits.
We Always Show Off Our Bottom! It’s Our Best Feature.
$45.95 for a lifetime of tantrum free ironing.
It’s the underside of the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover that makes it special. And different to other ironing board covers.
You want a cover to fit whatever size your board is. To fit perfectly, regardless of what you’re ironing. You don’t want it to ever move, ride up, wrinkle, crease, and curl its toes up when you’re putting the finishing touches on your best garment or heritage quilt. You like colour, but definitely don’t want it to bleed on anything you own. You might not wash your cover frequently, but when you do, you don’t want it to fall apart. So the fabric has to be pretty special. And you don’t want to throw it away every few months and have to buy another one.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover will fit your board perfectly. It never moves, it lasts for an obscene length of time, it looks fabulous on your board and it makes ironing a breeze. This cover will fit all your criteria. And we’ve guaranteed all of this since 1994.
Not only that, but it’s made with love and care in rural Australia by men and women who have a disability. They’re our heroes. They put their heart and soul into everything they do. And it shows!
Only Seconds To Secure. No Lacing Or Struggling With Draw Strings.
Simply criss-cross the elastic tension system over 4 hooks and the cover never moves or wrinkles because it’s self adjusting. Stays drum tight even when pressing sheets, tablecloths, quilts or any large item. Your board folds up and down as easily as before.
Why do other cover manufacturers only show you the top? Because there’s nothing underneath. It’s the same old elastic or drawstring round the edges, which never really stops the cover from wrinkling. It’s just more of the same.
The breakthrough came when an architect, Victor Pleshev, heard his mother’s plea for a cover that would never wrinkle and stay on her board. Using his 25 years of design and construction experience, he saw a simple solution. Add a criss-cross, elastic tension system under the cover.
Facts. Facts. Facts.
The fabric. Its tough, 100% pure cotton drill for smooth ironing and a long, long life. Fabrics that are part synthetic won’t stand high heat and leave black residue on your iron.
No garish patterns. Plain, colourfast colours won’t stain your clothes or wash out. And always look smart on your board. Printed patterns are rarely colourfast and are often part synthetic.
One standard size fits all popular boards from: 33cmW x 111cmL (13″W x 44″L) to 46cmW x 140cmL (18″W x 56″L) and everything in between. The tension system is self adjusting for a drum tight fit.
With smaller or larger boards we can still help.
Our extra small cover fits boards from 29cmW x 85cmL to 34cmW x 110cmL. (11.5″W x 34″L) to (13.6″W x 44″L).
The extra large cover fits boards from 47cmW x 138cmL to 50cmW x 146cmL. (18″W x 55″L) to (20″W x 58.5″L). Our Superior Felt Underlay WILL NOT FIT this size board.
Our covers don’t have padding sewn in so they never get lumpy. We only recommend and sell the best quality, compressed felt sheet to give a smoother ironing surface. And you won’t need new padding with every cover.
The pouch the cover comes in turns into a great storage solution for when you need a place to store your clothes brush, spray bottle or iron cleaner in easy reach?
Who uses the cover? Anyone who irons will benefit from the Fitz Like A Glove Ironing Board Cover but in particular it’s a boon for patchwork and quilters, sewers, ironing services, dressmakers, wedding gown designers, tailors, school fashion design courses, clothing alteration services and laundries. The cover is appreciated by professionals and trades persons alike who are used to, and expect, efficiency and quality in the tools that they use.
Wrinkle free, trouble free, profanity free ironing makes this cover a joy to use. So give it a try.
Protecting our customers since 1994.
You get four essential guarantees. At $45.95+p&h, it’s absolutely risk free.
1 A 100% unconditional refund, including postage, if you’re not happy for any reason.
2 Guaranteed against wear and tear for 12 months (lots are going strong after 5 years).
3 Guaranteed to be not only colourfast, but rub fast as well.
4 And most important; the fit is guaranteed for the life of the cover.
A lot of people have put their heart and soul into this cover. The design, quality and customer service is as good as we can make it. But the real heroes are the men and women with disabilities who manufacture the cover. They’re the ones who make sure that you get the best product possible.
We strongly recommend our superior felt underlay as the perfect partner to the Fitz Like A Glove™ Cover. You’ll never have a better ironing surface and there’s no extra postage.
All Up, There Are 20 Components Which Make Up This Cover.
Every Piece Has Been Tested And Sourced To Last The Distance.
Fabric details: We use heavy duty, 190 gsm (grams per square metre) cotton drill. This fabric has a diagonal weave, which means that it’s resistant to distortion. square weave fabrics have less resistance to stretching and become baggy quickly. Weight is important too. A typical supermarket cover weighs 75 to 90 gsm and more weight means much more durability.
Why not synthetic fabrics? The highest setting on your iron is for linen and cotton and that’s what your cover should be. You wouldn’t iron synthetic fabrics on a cotton heat setting, so why use a cover that can’t take the heat.
Colour details: If it’s not colour fast then the dye will end up on your clothes. If the fabric is printed rather than dyed through, there is more chance of the dye rubbing off on your clothes. Check the instructions. If it says “wash before use” it will almost certainly run. We choose our colours very carefully. We make sure that dye doesn’t rub off. And because you will have your cover for a long time, it must be easy to live with. So they’re all plain, rich colours, which are never out of fashion.
Tension cord details: there’s a tension cord holding the cover in place, which is made of 12 separate, very fine elastic strands bound with a woven polyester casing. The resulting 3mm diameter composite elastic cord has remarkable stretch and recovery, is fully washable and snag resistant.
Elastic details: There is also a 9mm perimeter elastic, which is woven not knitted (because it’s stronger) . We go to the trouble of threading this elastic through the skirt hem rather than sewing it in like other covers. This leaves your cover free to slide over this elastic, adjusting out all the wrinkles. While the tension cord keeps the cover smooth on top, this elastic makes sure that the cover hugs your board evenly round the perimeter.
Anchor point details: There are 11 tough anchor points for the tension cord. 9 of these are made of 8mm, tubular, woven cotton cording and the 2 end points are made of 32mm woven cotton webbing. Into each end point we insert a brass eyelet with washer to take the end of the tension cord. Brass so that it doesn’t rust and the washers make sure that the eyelets don’t pull out.
Attachment details: The tension cord is hooked over 4 polypropylene curtain glides used as hooks. Chosen for their durability and ease of use these curtain glides make ideal attachment points. They can be handled easily by people with hand problems and once attached, the mushroom stud makes sure that the tension cord stays in place until released.
Australian Made: Our covers are made in the Central Tablelands of NSW, by men and women who have disabilities. They are sewn with 5 thread, industrial overlockers for an absolutely secure finish. Our sewers make sure that every anchor point is caught with all 5 threads, the tension cord is tied off with triple knots and the perimeter elastic is tied with a 75mm tail for a safe finish.
Quality control details: Each cover is checked 3 times. Twice in the factory and once by us before we dispatch. If it’s not as perfect as we can get it, we don’t send it.
Tips For Success
Get More Mileage Out Of Your Cover
After selling many, many covers, we’ve been intrigued to find that for 80% of customers, our cover lasts from 3 to 9 years, while others order more frequently. Our investigations have produced interesting results, which will help extend the life of your cover.
Underfelt. It’s the quiet achiever of your ironing surface. You need good quality, thick felt under your cover for two, very good reasons:
• To provide a smooth, resilient surface for quicker ironing and
• To insulate your cover from your metal board so that your cover lasts longer.
If your ironing surface isn’t smooth and resilient, your iron snags your clothes as you iron, slowing you down and producing poor results.
Good underfelt prevents the metal top and edges from heating up and burning your cover from underneath. Contact with hot metal will dramatically shorten the life of your cover.
For smoother ironing and a longer life for your cover, always use good quality, thick felt, as this does better under heat. Never, ever use foam rubber as it compresses and solidifies under heat.
Just as important. Don’t use pre-cut felt as it’s always smaller than your board and exposes the metal edges, and hence your cover, to heat from your iron. Always trim the felt 2 to 3cms larger than your board so that the felt rolls over the edge, padding and insulating it all round the board.
Signs of trouble. If you see the mesh pattern from your board appearing on your cover, or your iron snags, or you can feel the metal edges, it’s time to upgrade.
Water spillage. You will quite often spill water on your cover. No problem! Our covers are colour fast and washable. But if you dry the water with your hot iron (always tempting) the cover will deteriorate at about twice the normal rate. Damage typically appears in a circular pattern, at the back of your board. The fabric becomes brittle, discoloured and eventually tears.
Water soaks into the fibres causing them to expand. Applying a hot iron turns the water to steam. The steam expands and bursts through the fibres to escape. This weakens the fibres and over time causes a complete breakdown of the fabric. The occasional spill is OK, but regular iron drying is to be avoided.
We suggest. That you fill your iron over the sink if convenient, or keep a heat proof tray handy to put under the iron when filling, or let the spill dry naturally.
We’ve had a 100% success rate in improving the life of covers when these suggestions are followed. You should get thousands of hours of trouble free ironing out of your Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover and we get concerned if you don’t.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, my order arrived yesterday morning – delivered to my front door.
As you know I ordered two covers and two underfelt – one for me and one for a lovely friend, another Carole (with an “e”) !
To be quite frank, I didn’t really need another cover as the one I bought from you in 2008 is in perfect condition. Some might say “Well, you probably don’t do much ironing”, but I would tell them that it’s still in good condition because it’s a quality product. Anyway, I thought I should buy another one just in case you and Victor decided to retire and left me and all your other devoted customers in total despair! All I can say is, I’m glad I found you at Greenwood Plaza all those years ago.
I notice that you’ve moved to Victoria to a property just as wonderful as you had at Ilford. I hope it is everything you wish it to be.
Thank you, good health and best wishes to you both.
PS Love your photographs.
A month later, another email from Helen.
Good afternoon Carol,
Yes, another friend now wants one of your phenomenal ironing board covers + underlay. She had requested Gumleaf, but I note you now have Lush Myrtle Green. I presume it is a similar green, so I’m sure she’ll be happy with it. Kind regards & thanks
Finally. We’re Down To The Wire.
What Exactly Are You Paying For? What Do You Get For Your Hard Earned Cash?
When you put a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover on your board. This is what you get.
No more slipping and sliding. Because this cover fits your board like the best pigskin gloves ever.
This is what you’ve always wanted. Trouble free ironing. Every time you iron. No exceptions. Peace of mind. At last. When standing at your board.
An easy to use. Flexible. Criss-cross tension cord. A breakthrough design that anchors your cover to your board. And allows your board to fold up and down with ease. It attaches over four hooks. In seconds. The only time you will detach the tension cord is to take your cover off to wash it. You will not find this easy to use anchoring system on any other ironing board cover.
Luxurious cotton drill fabric. Smooth. Sturdy. Long lasting. It hugs your board. It looks like a bespoke, well tailored suit on your board.
Colourfast colours. Which will never bleed out onto your white dress shirt. Or that outfit you’re ironing at the last minute before you fly out the door to your best friend’s wedding.
It’s fully machine washable. On any speed. And can be washed every day. Which is how often a professional ironer will wash their cover. I have a Miele front loader. My normal wash is in 40C water temperature. And the fastest spin cycle.
No Waste Packaging. You complain about wasteful packaging. So do we. We used a side strip of fabric that was left over. And created the cotton drill pocket it’s packed in. Which is to be recycled. Hang it underneath your board to hold your ironing essentials. Spray bottle. Clothes brush. Et al.
Strong Guarantees That Go Further And Deeper Than Any Other Ironing Board Cover Offers.
It comes with a Twelve Month Wear And Tear Replacement Guarantee. Even with all that ironing. And washing your cover. We replace your cover – for free – if it doesn’t last for 12 months. And we let you know a few weeks before your guarantee is up. Just so we can fix any problems.
A Love It Or Send It Back No Questions Asked 100% Refund. Including your postage.
And The Opportunity To Put Something Back Into The Community.
It’s your turn to effortlessly give back.You don’t often get the chance to appreciate what others do. And to give meaningful work to others who, although challenged in life. LOVE to work. But we give you that opportunity with every purchase. Because every cover is made with love and care in rural Australia by men and women who have a disability. They’re our heroes. They put their heart and soul into everything they do. And it shows.
It’s Decision Time For You. You Have A Choice To Make.
Or make a different choice. With the outcome you really want. By trading up to a superior ironing board cover. Which is like no other. Always smooth. Always wrinkle free. Always hugs your board. Never creases. Never falls off your board. Never has to be readjusted. Ever. How much is peace of mind at your ironing board worth to you?
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Is a class act.
With a proven track record that lives up to its promise.
And is an investment where you get what you pay for.
492,363 customers. In 30 countries. Agree.
Don’t waste any more of your time. Click the big buy button. And a cover will be on its way to you. It’s guaranteed to make your ironing easier. Faster. Trouble free. Or you get your money back! Including your postage. We ship world wide. Via Australia Post.
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