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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2006 10:38:41 PM »

 ;)thanks. it sounds like fun to play/work with, and you definitely made some gorgeous work with it

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2006 08:03:05 AM »

trinnie-- it's very easy to work with, especially when doing totes, the only problem i have is that when i tried to stitch on the outside of the oilcloth, it got stuck on the feed dogs, and for some reason, i don't have a way to lower them, if you can, lower your feed dogs if you're going to be sewing on the outside of it.

perfect!  i have some oil cloth with gingham and cherries on it (how rockabilly am i!) and dying to use it, i'll use your tips!

  put newsprint under it (the edge of the daily paper where there is no ink) will work well

I've heard that butcher paper or parchment paper may also work.

thanks for that tip, too!  i'm gonna try to sew with it tonight, wish me luck!

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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2006 10:24:56 AM »

oooh! cherries and gingham! love it! good luck with your endeavors, and i wanna see what you came up with when you're done!! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2006 12:38:49 PM »

Those are super cute!!!  I haven't sewn with it yet, but *love* the look of oilcloth for sure!

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2006 05:48:53 PM »

Am a real "cheapy" and wonder if there are any free patterns around using the oilcloth.  Esp. for purses.  Thanks.
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2006 08:04:10 PM »

 Good work! I am working on a toaster cover out of it.  If you use a Teflon coated foot, the oilcloth doesn't stick. I also read that you can use tape on the underside of your presser foot just make a hole for the needle.
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