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Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Roc-Lon Multi-Purpose Fabric

Reported by Erika Martin

I’m one of those crafters that loves working with all different kinds of mediums and surfaces. I enjoy sewing, painting, stamping, stenciling, etc. I’m always on the lookout to try new crafts and new products. I enjoy finding ways to incorporate what I already do on new surfaces and in new ways. I’ve discovered a whole new love with Roc-Lon’s Mutli-Purpose Cloth.


Roc-Lon Multi-Purpose Cloth, according to Roc-Lon’s product book, “is the optimum foundation cloth for custom design, from the most complex interior fine art project to a simple ‘do it yourself’ craft” and is available in 13 colors. The white cloth is available in 54″, 72″ and 84″. The other 12 colors are available only in 84″.

Features:

  • Cut with standard household scissors
  • Does not fray/no hemming
  • Reversible
  • Can be sewn
  • Can be hole punched & folded
  • Accepts fabric glue, tape, paint
  • 13.0-13.5 oz. per square yard
  • 70% Polyester / 30% Cotton Fabric
  • Does not require gesso or primer
  • Does not curl, holds its shape

The uses for this multi-purpose cloth are unlimited! Here are just some of the suggested uses:
Floor cloths, table runners, place mats, cloth bags and purses, fabric frames, drawer liners, playing cards, scrapbooking, window shades, window panels and Roman shades, signs & banners, wall murals, board games & cloth toys, machine embroidery, book covers, memory quilts, fine art canvas, interior stiffener and insulator and so much more!

Roc-Lon suggests mediums to use with your multi-purpose cloth:

  •  Artist paints
  •  Fabric paints
  •  Transfer paints
  •  Stencil paints
  •  Iron-On and Rub-On decals
  •  Embroidery (hand and machine)
  •  Ink Jet Printable

Benefits when used at the window:

  •  Light is eliminated
  •  Insulation against heat & cold
  •  Noise is reduced
  •  Privacy is provided
  •  Prevents sun fading of carpet, drapery, furniture and art work

Roc-Lon sent me their white Multi-Purpose Cloth to work with and I created three projects with it so far. There’s so many ideas that I have written on a list of things I still want to create as I really enjoyed working with it there’s so many possibilities.

The first project that I created was a pennant banner to stretch across the front of our deck.

I cut a piece of cardboard to create my pennant template and traced around it onto the multi-purpose cloth. I cut them out using regular shears. One of the things that I noticed right away was that the cloth was so easy to cut. Some fabrics require you to open and close the shears over and over to cut all the way across. The multi-purpose cloth was so easy to cut that my shears just glided across it without having to open and close them.

After I cut the pennants out, I ironed the top edge of each so that I could create a sleeve to run a piece of rope through. I ran each pennant through my sewing machine to stitch the sleeves in place. The multi-purpose cloth is very sturdy and has a canvas-like feel. It’s definitely thicker than a cotton fabric as it has a black layer in between the outer fabric that gives it its sturdiness and light-blocking qualities. I use a Janome Sew Mini machine and even a small, basic machine like that went through the fabric without any problem.

Next, I painted the pennants with acrylic paints. The fabric took the paint incredibly well. It felt like painting on a stretched canvas which is one of my most favorite feelings. I like having my paintbrush glide over a surface so easily.

I added some detail to my pennants once the base coat of color was dry.
I threaded a large carpet needle with some twine and ran it through the sleeves on the pennants to create my banner.
Everyone that drives into our driveway has glowing comments on our new banner over the garden!

Next, I had thought about doing a floor cloth, but then I started thinking about going bigger and better and making something that the whole family could use. The idea of a Twister mat came into my mind so I tweaked it a bit to make it work for the colors I had and something that my daughter could help make.

I measured and cut a large piece of multi-purpose cloth to create the mat. My dog, Tovah, felt that she needed to help by holding the cloth down. *wink*
I measured out a grid that created rows to make room for 4 colors and 6 circles for each color. Once I got the measuring down, I folded the cloth to set slight creases in it to work with, rather than drawing the grids out. This way, I didn’t have to erase anything.

Next, I used a bowl from my cupboard to trace around lightly with a pencil, and then I painted each of the circles with acrylic paint. My daughter and I wanted to make our mat a little different from the traditional Twister mat, so I used my hand to create the footprints with some gray paint sponged onto my hand. My daughter painted her hand and made hand prints on some of the circles. She really enjoyed getting her hands messy, especially with paint!
We came up with our own name for the game (“Hands and Feet, Arms and Legs”) and I used a sponge brush to sponge gray paint onto some alphabet stamps.
I put a hard surface under the cloth and stamped directly onto the cloth.

We’re still working on making the spinner for the game, but that didn’t stop my daughter and our neighbor’s grandson from trying the mat out.
Who needs a spinner? They found it just as much fun without the spinner!
My third project was to make a grocery tote bag. I found the instructions and dimensions for the bag in the One Yard Wonders book (<---click on that link to see the review I did for Craft Critique on this book). I cut out the pieces I needed for the bag and tweaked the pattern a bit; I didn't need a lining because the multi-purpose cloth is so sturdy and thick. As I sewed the top edge down for a nice finish, I found that when I used pins in the multi-purpose cloth, it left holes in the cloth when I took them out. A quick ironing made most of those holes disappear. If you need to iron the multi-purpose cloth, it holds its shape really well and takes the iron without a problem. I usually have my iron set all the way to high heat and didn’t have any issues using it at this heat with the cloth. While you do need to use pins here and there, depending on what your project is, most times the cloth will do just fine with an ironing and a run through the sewing machine. When I did the Twister mat, I didn’t pin the edges at all. I simply ironed the edges over and it held its shape fine to put it through the sewing machine without pins.
One thing that I did find while sewing was that the cloth slipped a bit. I love the fairly smooth texture of the cloth, especially for painting, but when sewing hems and close to the edge of seams, it did slip around just a tad which made for some slightly curved seams here and there.

Even going through multiple layers with folds and stitching the handles to the bag were no issue at all with my sewing machine. The needle went right through the cloth effortlessly. I did find, however, that some of the black layer in the middle of cloth did poke through while sewing. While this doesn’t really matter if you’re painting over the cloth, it can make a difference if you are going to leave your cloth white and you don’t like seeing the black peek through.

Using this cloth made an incredibly sturdy tote bag! I didn’t even need to put a piece of cardboard at the bottom to hold its shape.

I used rubber stamps, a paint brush and acrylic paints to decorate my bag.

I’m all ready to take it to the grocery store next time I go shopping!

I even get 3 cents taken off my bill for each bag of my own that I take shopping!

Now that I’ve been creating with this cloth, I’ve got a huge list of things I’ll be making next. I’d love to make a puppet show booth for my kids to play with. With a little carpentry help from my husband, he’ll make the frame and I’ll use the cloth and some paints to decorate it. I’ve also got an artist’s smock on my list, along with a roll-up case for my brushes. I’d like to make a dog leash, too, as this cloth is pretty much indestructible! A quilted art journal is something I’ve always wanted to try, and this cloth seems like the perfect substrate to work on. Oh, the possibilities!

Pros:

  • Sturdy, heavy-weight cloth great for multiple purposes
  • Comes in 13 colors
  • Can be used in art projects, home decor and more
  • Can be used to insulate against heat, cold and noise
  • Eliminates light if used in a window
  • Accepts many type of artist’s mediums
  • Can be sewn, punched, folded
  • Reversible
  • Doesn’t fray and no hemming required
  • Cuts easily with standard household shears
  • Works well with fabric glue or tape

Cons:

  • Cloth can slip around a bit when sewing, so make sure to go really slow when doing hems and seams
  • Inner black lining of white cloth shows through a bit when sewn
  • Straight pins used to hold fabric pieces together can leave pin holes, but ironing over the top of the fabric can take most of them out

GIVEAWAY!
Roc-Lon is generously giving away a 24″x36″ piece of their Multi-Purpose Cloth to FIVE of our readers. Leave us a comment on either Vendor Spotlight: Roc-Lon article (this is 1 of 2) and tell us what you’d do with it if you win! One comment per person, per article, please. Winners will be randomly selected over the weekend, or therebouts.

Click on the link at the top of the page to visit Craft Critique for comments, giveaways and more!

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98 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Roc-Lon Multi-Purpose Fabric

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    Cheryl July 23, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    Love, love, love the grocery tote. I have some but none so pretty!! My problem is remembering them for when I go shopping. You always do the neatest things. This fabric appears to be amazing.
    Cheryl Sims

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    Darla July 23, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    Love the flag idea. I’ve been wanting to make my own little banner of flags, so I’d definitely do that if I’m fortunate enough to win this contest!

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    Anonymous July 23, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    This looks great!!! I love the grocery bag! The ones they have in the store aren’t looking like that one!! This would be agreat project for me & my Mom to do.

    Maureen

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    Melanie July 23, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    Since I am a beginner sewer, multi craft crafter, this sounds perfect for me! Would love to win some to try it out!

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    Anne Temple July 23, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    This looks like a wonderful product! Love the grocery bag idea and would adapt it somewhat to carry my rubber stamp supplies in, maybe add some inside pockets for the little things…. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Aisle 3 July 23, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    You had me at no-fray!

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    Sandi Daub July 23, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    This looks like a super product, I will have to remember the name!

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    Tamara July 23, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    Amazing projects Erika!

    I have recently been making tote bags, and lunch bags and this fabric would be perfect for both. Although, I have lots of new ideas of things to sew and paint running through my brain after reading your review.

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    Carey B July 23, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    What a fun product! I would love to make an “I <3 Math" banner for our classroom. My students would get a kick out of it!

    What a fun back-to-school (yes it’s coming soon) project for me!

    Crossing my fingers…

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    Merrilee July 23, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    I love this product! The grocery tote looks great and easy to make.

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    Amy July 23, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    Super cool fabric! I would love some to make some curtains–keep some of the heat and cold weather out!

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    Aimee July 23, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    Looks like fun to play with! You can do so many things with it! Any idea if it is food safe? I saw a cute tutorial for a sandwich wrapper, but I am having a hard time finding a material to keep the sandwich from drying out that is food safe.

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    Katherine July 23, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    I have been on the hunt for a fabric like this that would withstand my artistic endeavors and (more importantly) my 9 yr old twins! I’m going to search for this on the internet (since non of the stores within 130 miles have any.) Thanks so much for a great review!

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    Gill M July 23, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    This looks great – anything that doesn’t fray is great in my books! I love the banner you created, so one of those would be a possibility, but being a journaling girl, I think it would be wonderful for a fabric journal

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    Carrie July 23, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Thank you for the great review! The grocery tote is so cute! And thank you for the chance to win!

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    Sarah July 23, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Cool stuff! I don’t sew ( traumatic experience in Middle School Home Ec) but like to use fabric in many crafts. Love the “no fray” aspect!

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    Tammy J July 23, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    Wow! This fabric is amazing. Great projects you did with it too! I’d love to win some of this.

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    Sian July 23, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    Wow, this material looks amazing. I’d love to make a bright cheerful tote bag, I only have black scruffy ones!

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    nopinkhere July 23, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    I love that it doesn’t fray! I definitely need to snag some of this. I want to make a birthday bunting and I think this would work great!

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    RosieP July 23, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    This product sounds fantastic! I’d make a personalized pillow for my daughter. Thanks for doing such a wonderful review on it.

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    rudie2shoes July 23, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    I love your projects. This fabric sounds really awesome since it holds its shape after you iron!

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    MrsETaylor July 23, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    that tote is super sweet and the home made twister board…. GENIUS!!

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    Ruby July 23, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    I viewed your ‘review’ with some interest, but when I got to the grocery tote, this really piqued my interest. The bag is so ‘cool’ and very creative, that I too would love to make one. I know that I’ll be the talk of my grocery store! I think the materials could also be used for Roman Blinds that I’ve been thinking of putting in my bedroom. Tks again for sharing.

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    Sequana July 23, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    I’d like to try EVERYTHING you did! *L*

    I’ve been thinking for ages that I should try this stuff, so now is a great time to win it. Thx for the chance.

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    Gina Lee Kim July 23, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    Thanks again for doing another thorough review! Should I win, I have a perfect project in mind. Well two.
    A baby mobile sewed and stitched by hand, and then I’m thinking of a huge mixed-media painting of the ocean to hang on one side of my bare living room wall. I’d glaze this 24″x36″ piece with soft color; use bits of sand, shell too!

    Gina

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    luluvision July 23, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    how exciting! Would love to try the fabric out! So many things I can try with it! I think making blank placemats and then have my daughter decorate them with paints would be lots of fun!

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    Tona July 23, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Wow! This looks like a great product. I can think of a lot of ways I would use this.

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    Cindy July 23, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    Would love to try this material! I would stamp, paint, emboss, etc and incorporate it onto my cards!

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    Creative Monkey Designs July 23, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    OMG, I have been looking for a source for this material for a very long time. I would love to be choosen to receive some. I would create prayer flags with it with my painting students. Thank you for the opportunity to experience some of this fabric.
    Doreen

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    Pat July 23, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    What a cool fabric! I love the tote bag, but I’d try to incorporate it into a chunky book. Or use my flower die and make a nifty necklace and bracelet.

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    pyesquire July 23, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Can not wait to win II want to make a floor cloth for my grandson’s room
    thanks for the chance!

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    Scrap It Girl July 23, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    I love your banner…how cool is that? Would love to make one too. or even a chunky brag book for my niece. Thanks for sharing

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    Heidi Y July 23, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    I’d like to make a home-made tote!!

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    Donna July 23, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    This looks like great fun! I love the reusable grocery bag that Erika made. Very cool. We just bought a new property. It had a mobile home on it and I’d make some fun shades for the mobile home. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    GrammaR July 23, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    reading the first two paragraphs, ithought ‘perfect for a floorcloth.’ and then your first project listed, a floorcloth!

    i’m going to start looking for this stuff! it has endless possibilities!

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    Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream July 23, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    I’ve been looking for a good, sturdy fabric to use for making outside cushions for my patio. This sounds like the perfect fabric!

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    Julie (Joypup on SCS) July 23, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    You did a great job with all your projects, Erika! I would love to try this stuff — I would make a set of placemats, I think — I can never find ones I like, and it would be fun to have personalized ones for everyone at the table. I am guessing this stuff will clean up well, from what you are saying about it. Hope I win, as it would be fun to try.

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    Susan July 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    WOW! looks like some great multipurpose fabric. Your tote and flags are great. Like the idea for making your own game “board”.

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    Anonymous July 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    I’m so excited! This is exactly what I need for baby shoes. Will work perfectly for adding the embellishment needed for “saddle shoes”. No extra hemming and I can paint them to match outfits. Love it! Of course drapery lining with no extra hemming is going to be a breeze now; humm the warmth will add to my doggie coat and boots; oh oh what a great way to enhance those ugly car sun screens; lamp shades would be easy to strip, what about a portable outside sun screen for my deck, now that will be cool……ok I’ll stop. LOL

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    Leslie July 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    Hi, thanks for reviewing this product. I will try it soon! I like the pennant and the grocery bag ideas! I would also try it for scrapbooking instead of canvas. It looks like it would provide the same idea and flexibility but with colors already available.

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    wilcoxdesigns July 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Here in Oregon the state is looking at a ban of plastic bags and a local grocery store has already done away with plastic by Aug. 1…. so the grocery tote would be perfect for me to make

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    Scrappy Rat July 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    Your pennants ROCK! I’m so impressed. If I won this fabric, I’d use it to make puppets or some fun goofy dolls based on some of our favorite tv personalities.

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    Jan Castle July 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    What a great toe bag, Twister mat, etc. Looks like wonderful stuff! I would like to give it a try with my Cricut and Big Shot machines…thanks for the chance to win some!
    Jan Castle

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    Anonymous July 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    I really like the grocery tote bag. I’d like to try to make one. Judy Lucas

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    AmbreRose July 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    This fabric is great! There are so many projects that this would be perfect for. I better start thinking of some projects 🙂 ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

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    Carrol July 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Love the grocery tote. I would love to make my own “personalized” ones. I’m tired of using the ones that have “advertising” on them.

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    mahuntington July 23, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    Your grocery tote bag is so cute. Now, how do you remember to take it with you? 🙂
    Mary Ann

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    Do Be Do Bead Do July 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to make up a bunch of grocery sacks to take with me to the store. After seeing how great yours ways, this is definitely what I would do with this fabric should I be lucky enough to get to try it!

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    Janine/FoxtailCreekStudio July 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    I would definitely try some bookmarks first and then work my way up to larger items…that flag banner is wonderful. The no-fray factor has me intrigued, for sure!

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    Katie K July 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    I feel like this miracle of science could be the cure for my obsession with concealing raw edges. If I had some of this stuff laying around, I could probably save a fortune on bias tape!

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    Adrienne July 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    I like the banner idea, or I’d make a duffel bag 🙂

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    Debbie H. July 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Erika, thanks for another great Critique. You all do the most awesome job keeping all of us up to date with new products and have save me tons of $$. Now, on the other hand you have probably made me spend even more $$$…lol.

    I love this material! Sure, I would love to win some; but after seeing what can be done with it…well, let’s just say; you are forcing me to go craft shopping again. Can this be bought at the fabric stores?

    Thanks again for another great Craft Critique,

    Debbie H.

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    Connie July 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    I am a felter and mixed media artist. I would love to use this fabric with one of my wet felted pieces – a combination of painting, felting and embellishing!

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    Luvin' the Hubs July 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Wwway cool! I would LOVE to play with this and cover. Old thrift store hardback books! Decorate to give ’em that old vintage linen look!!!

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    Scrapycandy July 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Very innovative! You have convinced me of why this fabric has so much use!

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    Rebecca Ednie July 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    I’d love to make a shade for my bathroom. I’ve had instructions forever and haven’t found the right fabric yet. Good point about the black showing through the holes. I’ll have to add a layer like ribbon to the seams.

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    craftymomela July 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    I would love to try this fabric, I like to do mixdd media, so thank you for the chance to win something new and interesting

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    Savannah O'Gwynn July 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    LOVE that grocery tote! I would love to win some to try out:) How fun!

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    Janette July 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    I would love to make a bag like that, super cute!

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    Karla Anderson July 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    I would make some grocery totes for friends and family and banners for my niece and nephew bedrooms. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    BarbaraH July 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    I love the article on Roc-Lon. I have seen some great patterns painted on this product. The banner and the tote bag are both wonderful. Can’t wait to give it a try.

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    funkycrafter July 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    once i saw the sizzix cutout of the tag in part 2 i knew exactly what my first project would be… a tag book with paint and all kinds of trims. after reading part 1 i realized that i would have to share with my mother. she is 87 and had crafted fantastic clothing until a few years ago. now she likes to make purses and totes when she is able to sew. with no fraying she would not have as much work to finish them off.

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    sucor July 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    I really want to try the Ron-Loc Multi-Purpose fabric! I love how versatile it is! Roman blinds are only one of the things i would like to use this on. I also sew and papercraft so the uses for this are endless! Personalized bags and totes, album covers and more.

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    Mary Friederichsen July 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    Love your projects!! And this fabric!

    I have been telling my Sister that I was going to make her curtains for her bedroom. She has a blanket over her window right now…but hse keeps telling me that she needs her room totaly dark to be able to sleep and I have not found the right fabric to do that with,…well until now! This would be perfect, and then I can paint the design as well!!
    Where can we find this product?

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    Joanne July 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    Thanks Susan for your wonderful review, this product is FANTASTIC! As a papercraft artist who is looking at moving on I would love to get my hands on this to make some fabric books, paint the pages, stitch a few add embelishments….oooooh I can’t wait to get my hands on some…..Joanne Hughes.

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    Anonymous July 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    I would love to win. I’d like to make a mat for my adorable kitty,Tara. I’d make growing chart for my grandson Andrew. Lots of great ideas for the Roc-Lom Fabric.
    Charlene L.
    cmlebel@sbcglobal.net

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    emarci July 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    I am going to rush to the store to get some to try! I love any type of sturdy cloth I can paint on! Thanks for telling us about it!

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    Angel July 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    I love this material, it looks to be so useful. Can’t wait to give it a try.

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    Lindsey July 23, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    I would love to try some crafty painting on this fabric. Thanks for the chance to try it!

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    Ann July 23, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    I make custom draperies and LOVE Roc- Lon products. The best just got even better. Can’t wait to give it a try.

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    Jess July 23, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    I’m a terrible sew-er so I won’t sew anything – I might give it to my MIL who is a terrific sew-er to see what she can come up with! 🙂

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    patricia July 23, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    I would love to make a durable sign for the non-profit I support.

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    gobarb26 July 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    I would love to make wall hangings with stamps and paints. Also, I would also like to do some flags to use for thr Marathons that I run for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. It would be great to put our logo on it and have people wave them as we run past! They would really get noticed! Is this fabric water proof and where can you buy it?

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    Melody (lacyquilter) July 23, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    I love the tote. Great projects.

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    Anonymous July 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Love the bag!!! I have many different ones but the possibilities could be endless with some stamps. Wish I had a sewing machine to make some 🙂

    Melissa B.

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    Tiffany July 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Very cool… especially the ‘no fray’ part! I’d probably try making some flowery appliques on my daughter’s shirt.

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    H.Tsai July 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    If I win, I’d love to use the fabric to make coin purse. 🙂

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    Nitasha July 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    Love the twister game! And I have an addiction to totes, so I think I would try my hand at making a tote or two! Thank you for introducing me to this cool new material!

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    jenny b July 24, 2010 at 12:23 am #

    Oh my God, Sooo many ideas!!! But I think I would use it to make a banner to hang in my booth at farmers markets. Can’t wait to get it. Thank you for the post!!!!!

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    Kay July 24, 2010 at 12:31 am #

    Cute, cute projects. Love the tote and the banners. I’m starting to incorporate fabric into my cardmaking and just bought a sewing machine for that purpose 🙂 ; this fabric is something I definitely want to try on my cards! Also, thinking of making a cover for my Kindle; this I could decorate to my heart’s content!
    Kay Healey

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    Linda July 24, 2010 at 12:39 am #

    I would make drapery panels for my screened in porch, since I have been looking at fabrics and sewn panels all summer.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Have a good weekend.
    Linda

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    d'Dragon July 24, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    Oooh, I need some of this, for sure! I want to make a coat for our dog, so this would definitely be one project. Then I’d like to make some totes too. Thanks for showing your projects!

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    SuZeQ July 24, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    Ummmmmmmmm shucks yeah, I’d love to win this fabric. Banners, aprons, tote bags … I have lots of plans, trust me!

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    Marge July 24, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    This really looks like an awesome product; love all your projects! Wow, amazingly sturdy and durable! My head is beginning to spin with ideas!!!

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    paperqueen July 24, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    I had been thinking fabric art journals…and am still thinking that, but after seeing the tote bag, I’m not sure…but it definitely looks like a great product to have.
    Eileen in NYC

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    Jodi M July 24, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    Love the grocery tote! I would love to try making that or a banner for my daughters room! This is such a neat product, I would have never known about it if werent for this blog!

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    Morah Lori July 24, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    This looks incredibly versatile and worth the investment. Not knowing much about fabric, I appreciate the descriptions, suggestions and project ideas. I could definitely see incorporating this into some fun summer projects.

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    Shaaronac July 24, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Love this product. NO FRAYING!!!Lots of great ideas here. I need a table cover for our outside table and thought it would be cute to paint the placemats on it. Hope I win some to try this out.

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    StampinCathy July 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    OMGosh! Your projects with this fabric is awesome. Love all the ideas. You are so creative.

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    betty July 24, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Great product! I would probably try doing a pint/ink quilt.

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    christina #4635 July 25, 2010 at 5:53 am #

    I have my eye on the banner projects. What fun!

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    stampylisa July 25, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    i absolutely love your banner for the garden and the grocery tote!! thanks for showing so many ways to use this!

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    rush8888 July 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    i want to make a banner, too. i could sew some elements onto each triangle. i could also paint it. this cloth looks like it takes just about anything.

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    pennyd July 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    I would start off with making grocery bags for everyone in my family for Christmas! That was a great idea and it seems easy enough to decorate! I think I would also want to make new curtains for my bedroom – I like the fact it blocks out light and will help on the heating bill!

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    Claire July 25, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    I’d love to try this fabric out, thanks for the giveaway

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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    CM2 July 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway offer! If I were one of the lucky winners, I would use it to create and then fill a grocery tote with goodies for my DIL to Be’s … Bridal Shower! Thanks again for the opportunity to win and try out the fabric! CM2

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    Edys Gonçalves July 27, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    Love this article! The bag is wonderful. I want to my art journal!!!! That’s perfect!!!

    Thanks

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    Noreen July 31, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    The tote bag is a great way to use such a sturdy fabric. It would make a great ground cloth for camping and picnics, too.