Since my sewing/craft area is located in my bedroom, I don't have much room for a full size ironing board or cutting table. I usually use one of those small tables/tv trays, I put a towel and then my cutting mat on top worked out for me. I can iron when I want and cut when I want. The only problem is the towel ALWAYS shifts and slides off and it's a little annoying to be honest. So I came up with an idea to make some sort of padded cover for the table. I measured the table, left enough for a casing for the elastic and sewed the padding. The result was perfect!
I used warm and natural batting. Four layers of it to give it good padding.
It's working out great I don't have to worry about it sliding off taking all my work with it! Great for when you have to use everything in your room/area for more than one purpose :)