Chalk Mat

30 05 2010

I found a cute tutorial over a little pumpkin grace for an oilcloth chalk mat. JoAnn Fabric is having a good sale this weekend with a 40% one regular priced item coupon.  I also had my 20% mailer to use.  I went in the store to get supplies for another diaper bag I’m making, but my friends and I found the chalk cloth. The request was made for a chalk mat and I went back later to get the supplies.  Now, oilcloth is not readily available and I didn’t want to wait to order it. But, JoAnn’s did have iron on vinyl, problem solved.  I sent my daughter through the line to get the vinyl at 40% off and then I used my coupon for the rest of the supplies.  Chalk cloth isn’t super expensive.  I followed the tutorial closely (not the dimensions – I bought  1/2 yard of the cloth and then cut that in two) but rounded my corners and made a velcro strap instead of ribbon.  Because I used the vinyl I was able to personalize the roll.  Need to measure better the next time so the last letter of the name isn’t under the strap 🙂 I’m giving her the chalk mat tonight.  Hope her son likes it.

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5 responses

1 06 2010

What a fun idea….my kids would go crazy over one of these!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch’s “Sew Cute Tuesday”!

1 06 2010

This is really cool! My little nephew turns five next month, and the kid has more toys than Toys R Us. You really don’t know what to get him that isn’t going to get ‘lost’ in the mess. But something handmade like this, that he can take anywhere he goes this summer, is great!

1 06 2010

Cute idea! My kids would love one of those! They would be great to keep in the car to keep kids occupied on long trips!

3 06 2010
Stephanie Lynn

Super cute! I have one of these for my little guy and he loves it! It’s great for restaurants and doctors visits! Great tips on the iron on vinyl – I will have to check it out! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

4 06 2010

I like this design. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:) I think I’m going to make something similar for my kids, but using laminated cotton & chalkboard paint on canvas instead since those pass the phthalate & lead safety laws for kids under 12 (which all my kids are), since vinyl & chalkboard cloth don’t.

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