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Thread: Making a pinic blanket?

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    Super Member grma33's Avatar
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    My DD saw one that folds up with handles and was water resistance on the back.
    Has anyone made one of these?
    What would I use for the back?Oil cloth or is there something better?
    Thanks Gale

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    There is a laminated cotton available, that I plan to use to make a replacement seat cover for a high chair, but it is not cheap $15/yd. for 54in wide.

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    you can choose from a variety of outdoor fabrics available from joannes for backing picnic quilts, they carry flannel backed vinyl for making table clothes, that would work, you could even use a heavy broadcloth, and scotchguard it.

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    I just bought some iron on vinyl. It is a brand called Therm O Web and I "laminates and protects fabrics and many other materials. (water resistant, durable, UV rated). Basically you fuse it to your fabric and then use the fabric to make whatever. It is clear and lets the fabric "shine" through. It was recommended to me and I haven't tried it yet. You can buy it at Hancocks (not sure where else). I found it stocked where the interfacing bolts were located.

    Looks interesting. I'm going to try it on a couple things to see how it really works.

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    I used the iron on vinyl for a little note book cover, turned out great.

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    Awesome, did you need to do anything like change stitch length or use a teflon foot? I love finding out things before I screw something up.

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    thanks all
    will have to look for this clear vinyl
    would it fold easysily
    Gale

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    Sometimes when sew on the vinyl, whether it's the iron on or the sew on, I slip a piece of tracing paper between my presser foot and the vinyl, didn't think to try the teflon foot, duh.

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    Gale, the iron on stuff I have is thin enough that I think you can fold it easily.

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    ok
    thanks

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