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Thread: Help with moisture barrier for adult bibs. Want to be able to change them out...

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    Just came back from visiting aunt who needs to be spoon fed by her wonderful husband. She has one "crumb catcher" that is slippery on front and flannel backed.

    Want to make more for her. Have a pattern that I found on-line. Read suggestion to use flannel tablecloths from dollar store. Figured out how to put buttons on one top, button holes on replacement tops to make them seasonal BUT what should I put on seasonal tops to make them waterproof?

    Is there a product like iron on vinyl that wouldn't be too stiff. I want to make them waterproof. Easier for her Darling Husband.

    Thanks for the help guys!

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    Oil cloth :)

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    There are sprays but not sure how well they stay with washing's. (Like to waterproof coats and boots) or how 'bout duck cloth might be to stiff but is water resistant

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    Scotch guard?

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    Going to the store to read info on Scotchguard. Not sure how waterproof that stuff is. Thanks for the hint.

    Oil cloth GREAT suggestion. Need to go to JAs!! Whoopee!
    Laminate! Great idea too.

    So do you think I could just use clear contact paper?

    You guys are so great! Thanks for all the hints.

    Did notice that one web site sells the fab by half yards. So far that's what I'm gonna do.

    Tears in my eyes for the help and my uncle/aunts situation. Yes will post pic when done.

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    I just found some fabrics at my LQS that were laminated.

    I for some reason am thinking that they are Michael Miller fabrics.

    Anyway, there were some really nice ones. They are pricey for a yard, but might be nice for her.

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    I did find fusible clear vinyl at LQS. I am using it for an art quikt. I do not know how it stands up for washing. It was being sold for to make make bag linings. you could search for that/\\
    rita

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    I thought about putting light weigh vinyl inbetween the two fabrics.

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    Sewfine is right. I used it in baby bibs over 50 years ago and they washed and dried just fine, but I used it as a backing. I don't think I would want to turn a bib to the clean side and put the soiled side against the person wearing the bib. it is quicker and easier to make them with 1 layer of fabric and one of vinyl. Worked well for me.

    June in Cincinnati

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    I hope is okay to post a link here.

    I buy my daughters in law bibs for their kids from this oilcloth store locally, and they hold up forever. THe company that makes the oilcloth is here in Tulsa, and they are great to work with.

    http://www.tatermash.com

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