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Old 05-20-2008, 05:38
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Default Re: chalk mats - what is your backing fabric?

I have made, probably close to 75 of these and I have
always used regular cotton fabric that has been scotchguarded.
I don't like how the oilcloth looks. To me it looks cheap and wrinkly. I buy quality fabric and treat it with two coats of scotchguard.
In all the ones I have made and sold I have never, ever had anyone tell me that it is hard to clean or that it has food stains on it.
I like being able to use regular fabric because the patterns are endless.
I use a fusible web between the fabric and the chalkcloth and I don't get any of the wrinkling that happens with that thin oilcloth.
That's just my personal opinion about making these.
Jenni in CA

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