Using the ironing board for a pattern, I cut the two pieces of quilting and the tablecloth about two inches larger. I sewed them all together into one layer. Using bias tape, I made a casing for a drawstring, just around the ends. When I put the cover on, I just had to pull the strings and tie them tightly on the underside of the board. The cover stays on nice and tight. You could do it the "right way" and use elastic, but I was using materials I had on hand and I find it easier to make a bias casing than to work with elastic. That's just me.
I like that the cover looks old and vintage, like something my mother or grandmother would have.
What about you, do you like to iron?