Almost anyone who sews wishes at some point in time that he or she had a bigger ironing board. Or one that isn't tapered.
I wished for a bigger ironing board too. Except I went the next step and made my own. :D
Step 1: find a suitable table. I got this one at Ikea. I got this one because it was counter height (which is the height I normally set my ironing board to), it was 72 inches long - good for ironing pretty much any width of cloth, and it included some storage space (drawer, shelving).
Step 2: Gather your supplies for the top. I bought 2 boxes of this kind of velcro (and it isn't cheap!) - it has adhesive on the back of one side and on the back of the soft side there's nothing so you can sew it to something.
The batting is the kind used to make oven mitts. I doubled up on this for the table just to be on the safe side.
The cloth I used was some stuff off the clearance rack at Jo-Anns - some calico they were trying to get rid of so it was only $1/yard. :)
Step 3: Sew velcro to the cloth. Sew the layers of batting next to the velcro you just sewed on. Sew the other strip of velcro on, but remember that the fabric will stretch so don't just measure the width of your table and go from there. My cloth stretched a 1/2 inch.
Step 4: Attach sticky velcro to the table and put pad on!