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Laminated Fabrics
We have had laminated fabrics in the store for a while and they continue to be very popular. We purchase laminated fabrics from Westminster and Alexander Henry as they are the softest laminate prints around - definitely not the old stiff "oil cloth". Fabrics are either 54" wide or 44" wide, so check each fabric's details.

We've made placemats, raincoats, purses and more from these laminates.



Tips for Using Laminate Fabrics
Sku #: HOWTOUSE
Sewing with these laminated fabrics is not difficult, but we have a few tips for success to share.
  1. Lengthen your stitch to about 3 -- too short and it will perforate the fabric.
  2. Select a simple pattern as it does not ease well.
  3. Cut your pieces single layer, right side up so the fabric does not slip.
  4. Pin inside the seam allowance as pins might leave a pin hole in the laminated area.
  5. Use a size 12 sharp pointed needle.
  6. Use either a teflon coated presser foot or roller foot, especially when topstitching to prevent "drag" of the presser foot.
  7. Use a damp sponge to clean or machine wash using cold water on the delicate cycle, then air dry.
  8. DO NOT touch the iron to the RIGHT side of the fabric. Press on the wrong side with a warm iron, laminated side down using a press cloth.
  9. Seams will not press open so you might try top stitching the seams.


 
 


Everyday Living Book
Sku #: 209917
By Cindy Taylor Oates
We used instructions from this book to create placemats and coordinating napkins using laminated fabrics.

This book includes many great ideas - the napkin pattern features instructions and a template for the easiest mitered corner we have ever done! A helpful time-saver when you want to multiple placemats and napkins - they make great gifts!


Price: $15.98 each plus shipping
 


A. Henry Zocalo V7288A
Sku #: 308892
Zocalo for Alexander Henry
V7288A
100% laminated cotton and 44" wide


Price: $21.98 per yard plus shipping
 



A.Henry 2-D Zoo V6218D
Sku #: 308891
Zocalo for Alexander Henry
V6218D
100% laminated cotton and 44" wide


Price: $21.98 per yard plus shipping
 


A.Henry Jardin Colorido V7809B
Sku #: 305943
Jardin Colorido for Alexander Henry
V7809B
100% laminated cotton and 44" wide


Price: $21.98 per yard plus shipping