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Old 12-01-2008, 10:34
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Default Chalkboard mat - how to attach chalk?

My chalk mats are all made for DD's 1st bday but I decided last minute to add a holder of some sorts for a piece of chalk (or 2).

I want the chalk attached to the side or chalk-side of the mat, has anyone done this? Any ideas how?

I can't seem to picture what to do to hold the chalk tightly enough so it actually stays. Hope this makes sense

OOPS, I meant to put this under sewing! I just put it there, sorry for the dbl post!

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Default Re: Chalkboard mat - how to attach chalk?

I have made about 50 of these and what I do is take a piece of black 1/4" elastic and sew it on the lower corner. I use a piece about an inch long and sort of stretch it enough so that two pieces of chalk fit under the elastic.
Click on the picture and you can see the elastic.
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Jenni,

what is your secret for perfectly sewn bias binding? I round my corners, but it never looks quite right......

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I have made about 50 of these and what I do is take a piece of black 1/4" elastic and sew it on the lower corner. I use a piece about an inch long and sort of stretch it enough so that two pieces of chalk fit under the elastic.
Click on the picture and you can see the elastic.

That's a really cute idea!! My little boy would love that!
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Well I have been sewing for over 50 years so that might have something to do with it! LOL
It just takes practice. I use the wide double fold bias tape and go really slow around the corners.
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That really helps, thank you!!!!
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That is very cute this is the first time i see one of those.
Now i am going to have to make some for my kids since they really enjoy coloring specially when we are on the go. Thanks for the idea.
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