Ironing board covers need an anchor. If we want them to stay on your board.
Much like a boat.
And a tent with its centre pole. Stretching the tent fabric to the outer edges and securing with a tent peg.
It has to have a reason not to move. Rather than be in free fall every time you twist and turn your garment on your board.
Suspender belts across a board are a popular form of restraint.
But they only do half the job.
When you iron, you twist and twirl your cover in all directions. Not just one.
Suspender belts tension your cover in one direction only. Side to side. But not back to front. Or on the diagonal.
Any force on top of your board, or at an angle to this direction, will wrinkle and move the fabric.
Since you iron every which way your cover will be a wrinkled mess in no time.
Because the further you get from the anchor point of the suspender belt underneath, the less tension in the ironing board cover itself.
Next time you iron, pay close attention to what you’re doing to your ironing board cover. And in which direction you’re swinging it every time you turn a garment around. You are figuratively doing the rumba with your cover every time you iron.
Your anchor has to be able to be flexible. To swim with the tide. And be firm. Whilst going against the tide.
This is what the patented tension cord does underneath the board of a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
Think of your cover as a tent.
How do you close the tent? By lacing through eyelets from one side of the tent opening. To the other side. Have you ever noticed that those eyelets aren’t parallel to each other? The eyelets that you are lacing are in a zig zag direction. To keep the tent entry closed. And pucker free.
There are 11 tough anchor points for the tension cord under a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. These are akin to the zig zag eyelets in a tent opening.
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 a 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.
Instead of zig zagging the tension cord closed every time you want to take the Fitz Like A Glove™ Cover off your board. You will want to wash it. You will have it for a long time!
And put it back on your board. 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 such as arthritis. And once attached, the mushroom stud makes sure that the tension cord stays in place until released.
Once the tension cord is criss crossed, you can pull the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover in any direction. And it will NEVER move.
Considering that the ironing board was patented in 1892 by Sarah Boone, this is the first truly innovative breakthrough in the design of ironing board covers in 102 years.
Developed by an architect. To help his mother with her ironing when she was recovering from a stroke.
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~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva?
PS. This Ironing Diva’s iron. Ironing Board. And Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Are my gateway to leading an elegant life. There is power in the iron. The ‘Joy Of Ironing’ is far from a myth. Beautifully pressed garments. Make a statement about who you are. When you’re well pressed. And well dressed. You ooze elegance. Beautifully pressed linen. Cloth napkins. Tea towels. Pillow cases. Make your home shimmer with style.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing. I LOVE the way an iron transforms a wrinkled fabric into something elegant.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 400,000 customers in 30 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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