Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Chalkboard Cloth/fabric

  1. #1
    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    689

    Chalkboard Cloth/fabric

    Has anyone ever used it before?

    I have seen several projects with chalkboard pieces on them and would like to try them. I found some on JoAnn's but they are out of stock (shocking I know) and also found some on Fabric.com. Amazon has it also, that is carried by Fabric.com and the reviews are pretty good. But wondered if anyone here has used it and what you thought about it.

    Thanks!

    Here is a link to it.
    Sabrina
    Mommy to a 6 year old little girl, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 3 fish. lol Life keeps me busy but when I have a moment, I love to sew or digital scrap.
    http://ataleofamilitaryfamily.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove?ref=si_shop

  2. #2
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,631
    Blog Entries
    1
    I bought some with no project in mind so it is yet to be used. However, I read somewhere that it isn't supposed to be washed. That what ever project you use it for, you should use velcro to hook it to it and remove it prior to washing the item.
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  3. #3
    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    689
    Yes, I read it is not to be washed but wiped with a damp cloth. Most projects I have seen have had it tied on with twine, pinned, or velcro.

    Just wondered how easy it is to use and if it really does work. Yes the reviews say it does but sometimes I like to hear from a place I know I can trust. KWIM?
    Sabrina
    Mommy to a 6 year old little girl, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 3 fish. lol Life keeps me busy but when I have a moment, I love to sew or digital scrap.
    http://ataleofamilitaryfamily.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove?ref=si_shop

  4. #4
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,631
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by tngal22 View Post
    Yes, I read it is not to be washed but wiped with a damp cloth. Most projects I have seen have had it tied on with twine, pinned, or velcro.

    Just wondered how easy it is to use and if it really does work. Yes the reviews say it does but sometimes I like to hear from a place I know I can trust. KWIM?

    I'm giggling because I didn't know what KWIM meant so I had to google it!! Know what I mean!!!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  5. #5
    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    689
    lol...Google is a wonderful friend!
    Sabrina
    Mommy to a 6 year old little girl, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 3 fish. lol Life keeps me busy but when I have a moment, I love to sew or digital scrap.
    http://ataleofamilitaryfamily.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove?ref=si_shop

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northern KY
    Posts
    1,025
    I bought some several years ago when my kids were younger (they're teens now) and made busy-book type stuff for long car trips. Worked quite well. It is like a vinyl fabric so any pins will leave holes, you might want to use masking tape or clips like the quilt binding clips instead of pins and if you have to rip out stitching it will show. Auntpiggy is right, you're not supposed to wash it, just spot clean with a damp cloth if needed. Don't know why you can't wash it but I never tried. You'll need to "season" it like you do a new chalkboard before using - just rub it all over with the side of a piece of chalk and then wipe the dust off. It's actually pretty neat stuff and it does work like a chalkboard.

  7. #7
    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    689
    Thanks Pam! I might just have to order some to try out. I just love the idea of it. Thanks again.
    Sabrina
    Mommy to a 6 year old little girl, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 3 fish. lol Life keeps me busy but when I have a moment, I love to sew or digital scrap.
    http://ataleofamilitaryfamily.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove?ref=si_shop

  8. #8
    Senior Member AnitaSt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Marathon, Texas
    Posts
    846
    I made several "portable chalk boards" for kids a few years ago based on a pattern by Nancy Zieman. The kids loved it and the chalk fabric worked quite well. One mom would take them for her kids to draw on at a restaurant and always had wait staff and other customers stop by the table and ask about them! I think her kids just wore them out.

  9. #9
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3,810
    I bought some last year but haven't used it yet. Didn't know a person shouldn't wash it, good to know. Now, I am not sure what I bought it for!

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Southeast Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,019
    Used it for a wall hanging/memo board for a teacher (my own design). Worked great. Watch for pins - use tape instead. Cannot rip out stitches either but otherwise sews great.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.