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Thread: Flannel Backed Tablecloths

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    Nina's Avatar
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    Well, this is probably old news to a lot of you, but it was new to me!

    Anyway, I ran into a lady on TDY at the fabric store that said she uses plastic, flannel backed tablecloths that she buys for $1 as a quilt board. She tacks them to the wall and the fabric sticks to them.

    Well, I tried it and it works great! Hmmm...only $2 for an oversized quilt board - leaves more money for more fabric!

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    Yes, they work wonderful...I've been using one for a number of years now. Want to find a bigger one tho...mine is only 54 x 54 and I always have to use a bed for the bigger quilts, but this works good for my tablerunners and smaller quilts!

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    Nina, I didn't know that and I have a couple around here, not big ones, but they will work. Thanks :lol:

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    Are you talking about the ones with vinyl on one side. like the ones you can pick up for a couple of bucks at Wal-Mart???

    I have been trying to figure out how to make a design wall area

    Could it really be so simple? How did you attach to wall?

    Marybeth

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    I just use push pins to hold mine on the wall but if you are fussy about making holes in your walls that might not be the way you want to go.

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    I have never heard of this. Will the dollar store table cloths work? I have a wall with nothing on it. I was going to put up cardboard or something. A great tip thanks :D :D :D :D :D

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    I recently purchased a larger one from a dollar store and it wasn't REAL flannel on the backside and did not work...so now I am just using it for a tablecloth! LOL next time I find one I am going to make sure it says flannel

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    I'm just wondering if anyone knows if this is the same stuff that WM sells in the big rolls?
    I saw some lighthouse kind in the rolls, and I wanted to get some. I'd thought about keeping it in the camper for putting on the tables while camping....or about making some outdoor cushions for the porch swing. I am not really sure what the stuff I saw is for, but the wheels were turning. I haven't really looked close enough.

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    My wheels are turning slower this morning, but reading this post reminds me to put the WM oilcoth on my shopping list......I'll let you know how it works on my wall and how it works as a dining table protector/slide for machine quilting.

    I have never liked that flannel backed oil cloth, since I was a kid and had to wash, hang to dry, and then carefully "press" the stuff after our canning the sticky fruits and vegetables, but maybe it will come back into my sphere of life now.......good thinking and sharing ladies!

    One of the good things about this group is that I never open the board without seeing a new way, a new use, or a new shortcut offered up. Thank you one and all!!

    Sharon :-)

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    Thats a great idea I have a few of them myself. I have one drw back I need a wall. Only open one is in a hallway not very big or much light.

    Definately need to kick son out so I can have his room for a sewing room.

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