When I uploaded my jar in DBC I used a see-through document pouch as it was the only thing I had on hand - far from ideal although it did the job. Since then I have used clear table covering. The local hardware store had only one thickness, so I can't tell you what gauge to use, but I think you got sound advice on testing the thickness.
I've only skimmed the other messages but here's one idea.
I just received my Bag Making Fornightly Pattern and this time it's a tote with a window. They suggested using table cover plastic for their around-6" square tote window. This plastic is sturdy but not rigid, nice and clear, too, for using on beautiful tables.
If the quilt is to be a wall-quilt thick plastic would be good but if it's to be a cuddly quilt.... well, I've often wondered about which plastic to use, too.
Duh - you are talkin clear vinyl, I happen to have gotten the end of bolt when I purchased mine and I selected 12 gauge. personal opinion, not too thick, not too thin. LLDS Live Laugh Download Stitch christine
i went to a hardware store and bought the kind that cover a fancy table cloth it was very thin and worked well hugs carolyn
Gauge by mm is so you can tell them apart, and ask for what you want, but what if you don't know what you are supposed to want? Really thin, light weight or small guage would not work....so the next size up, or thicker gauge would be good. Too heavy isn't going to be best, but would still work. I don't think there is a real rule of thumb here. I have used medium guage to make "windows" for toy bags, bug jars and snow globes. Had some heavy and used it but was really too thick for t-shirts, would have been good for a tote bag. I think if you have hands-on, pull or tug alttle at the corner and if it really stretches go up one thickness. Help at store should be able to tell you and on-line go for not the smallest guage, but a little heavier (higher number guage) should be fine...and do avoid that iron! Linda
Thanks for the advise!
I noticed that Joannes list by gauge which meant nothing to me??? I supposed the lightest weigh or thinner would work. caution, if it is for the grandchildren, tell Mon not to put an iron on it!!!
Awesome! I was just wondering if this could be done, I'm thinking of using the book of spells design in DBC as a journal cover for a Harry Potter fan, I was surprised this was possible. Thank you for asking this question!
I went to Walmart when I was making mine and bought some of the plastic that people used to use to cover furniture....or apparently they still do as it is still available! It worked perfectly and didn't score and tear.
My Wal-mart had 5 different thinknesses. I bought the thin & the next one up.
Hi, I was doing similar research. here are a few links:Vinyl http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/elpr... vinyl on towels http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/elpr... Vinyl Coin purse from Urban Threads http://www.urbanthreads.com/pages... Live Laugh Download Stitch! christine
Thanks - I checked the first two earlier. They don't give any indication of thinkness. The vinyl on the towels is the very thin stuff used for embossing on towels. I'll check Urbanthreads.
I used the plastic-- from hardware shop. Can get it in different thickness. I used the a thin one -worked well. Yoriko will help you
Good question. I would like to know too. Maybe Yoriko will see this and have the answer.