I just bought this thing....literally about 6 weeks ago. Already it had a hole in it. This is my "new" ironing board cover. Now I iron quite a bit, between the longarming and my regular quilting, plus the kids stuff, but come on...6 weeks and worn out. I refused to buy another one so early in, so I got creative. Found some lime green batik fabric so it wouldn't fray, and added wonder under onto the back, cut out a similar paisley shape and ironed it over the hole. You can hardly tell and that should get me through another few weeks I would think. See what happens when you retire. It's the principle of the thing.