I've no idea what the stains are. I'm guessing someone spilled something on it and then whatever it was scorched the next time the iron was used. I just know that I couldn't get it out in the wash. And, although you can't really see it, there's a fuzzy spot just across from the two biggest stains where someone had their interfacing turned the wrong way when they were trying to put it in. Nothing was coming off on anyone's clothes, but it looked just awful.
Now, drum-roll please...
In the picture it kind of looks like there's a dark spot near the back - I don't know what caused that, but there's nothing on the fabric.
Some might think that we have a pink and white striped ironing board because we have nothing but girls - and they would be right - but for the wrong reason. I didn't pick it out because the girls thought it was cute, or pretty, or anything else; I picked the pink and white stripe because the girls wouldn't have anything to do with it. All I heard while I was making it was "Ewwww", and "WHY, did you pick THAT?", and "It's so...pink!" The fabric was in a box of stuff that was given to us free not long ago, and I chose it specifically because I knew I wouldn't be able to get any of them to even consider it for an apron (although I thought it would make an adorable apron-just, not for me). T.Lynn even turned her nose up at it, and she likes pink.
Oh well, it's done, it's cute, and best of all - it's CLEAN.