Pressing my blocks properly was really starting to drive me crazy. I haven’t had the new ironing board cover for very long but already it’s degraded beyond useful and since the ironing board isn’t a solid surface it really makes a difference. I’ve been meaning to do an ironing board makeover for at least a year and the wonkiness of the bear claw block was the last straw. I used a combination of Madame Purl’s method and the tutorial from Sew We Quilt. My board is 1/2-inch poplar plywood and it’s covered with two twin cotton quilt battings, each folded in half, and a layer of duck cloth. It’s screwed to the ironing board (old cover removed) as directed in the Sew We Quilt tutorial. Now that’s a bit better!