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Thread: Chalkboard fabric placemats

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    Chalkboard fabric placemats

    I found a video online which gave some information about making placemats out of chalkboard fabric. Here is the first one of six (front and back) - the other five still need binding. The fabric was shipped all folded tightly and I put the fabric out in the sun for a couple of hours to help get rid of the creases. If I made them again, I would try somehow to stretch the fabric a bit to have it lay flatter. If anyone else has used this fabric, I would appreciate your advice on using it. They were fun to make as well as quick to make!
    Thanks for looking!
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    That is really cute!

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    Cute! I wonder if a Teflon pressing sheet and a warm iron would work?

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    Very nice placemats. I used the chalk board fabric on a wallhanging and mine did the same thing.

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    I used it for placemats for kids (to take to a restaurant to keep them busy) and mine did the same thing. Also, I used the same "cocktail" fabric to make cocktail napkins for gifts!
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    I made this wallhanging....sort of...for my niece but put a sleeve all the way around it and then attached a magnet strip to it so that it could be stuck to the fridge in their small condo. Name:  Becky Shower gift001_edited (Small).JPG
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    I used the remaining scraps as strips in placemats for the next Xmas Name:  placemat and choc001_edited (Small).JPG
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    I did use my teflon foot but I don't see how you can stop the fabric from looking a little loose because it is a "solid" type of fabric rather than a woven and you are stitching it to a cotton woven...at least I was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Cute! I wonder if a Teflon pressing sheet and a warm iron would work?
    Thanks for your advice! So far I've pressed the fabric on the backside using a pressing cloth. While it did help somewhat, the sun did a better job.

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    [QUOTE=thimblebug6000;7297653]I made this wallhanging....sort of...for my niece but put a sleeve all the way around it and then attached a magnet strip to it so that it could be stuck to the fridge in their small condo. Name:  Becky Shower gift001_edited (Small).JPG
Views: 720
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    I used the remaining scraps as strips in placemats for the next Xmas Name:  placemat and choc001_edited (Small).JPG
Views: 716
Size:  76.9 KB

    Thanks! I love your placemats! I, too, stitched this fabric to cotton fabric and don't see how to make it look flatter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Peg View Post
    Very nice placemats. I used the chalk board fabric on a wallhanging and mine did the same thing.
    Thank you! The directions that came with this cloth said to "finger press" which I did but it's not enough. Oh, well, they will be used and the kids will have fun!

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    Sew fun! Great job!
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