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« on: October 24, 2005 09:34:29 AM »

Can anyone recommend a good online site to purchase an oilcloth tablecloth?  Or would it be cheaper to order some oilcloth and make my own tablecloth?
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zaum
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2005 06:28:06 AM »

I would definately suggest just making it yourself!  It's soooo simple.. here is a good site with lots of oilcloth choices.. good luck!  http://www.fabricdirect.com/acatalog/by-the-yard-Oilcloth.html
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2005 07:13:00 AM »

Thanks for the link. Do you think I would just have to hem it?
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zaum
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2005 07:31:34 AM »

Yep, that's what I would do!
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LRS
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2005 08:24:23 AM »

Local fabric stores often have oilcloth too.  You don't have to pay shipping costs. 

When you hem it, just turn it under once and machine stitch with a fairly long stitch.  A short stitch will weaken it.  You don't need to turn it under twice.  You could actually use it unhemmed - it won't ravel.  But it will definitely be neater with a hem.

LRS
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modpodge
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2005 12:57:51 PM »

Thanks for all your help, it sounds fairly simple.
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