Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chalk Placemat

This really is the neatest thing I have seen in a long time. It is a dine and doodle placemat. On one side is a fabric called chalk cloth that is identical to a chalk board, only made from cloth, and the other side is a placemat. And there is a little holder for chalk. And the whole thing rolls up for those on the go moms to take for their kids.

I made a few up to go in the craft store here in my little town. Of course I had to try it out to see if it really works like a chalk board. And it does, I was simply amazed. Had a little doodle myself with it. And when your meal comes, simply flip it over and there is your placemat. At the end of dinner, just wipe clean with a damp cloth and roll it up for the next time. (I should point out in the picture, the chalk cloth side looks like it has a fold mark in it, it does, and that relaxes in a few days)

Apparently you can't get the chalk cloth in Canada, I only found it in the States. These placemats sell for $18.00 on etsy. I am selling mine for $10.00.

I will let you know how my wares sell over the next few weeks as the store has its official opening tomorrow.


Manitoulin Threads said...

P.S. Don't let your kids have any Jackie, as they are getting some as gifts from me this summer on a very special birthday!

Quilt Rat said...

Did you try Fabricland? I know they used to carry it. (Not all of the stores carry the same product)

Linda Robertus said...

Great idea! I have some of that fabric laying around - now I know what to use it for!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming by my blog, too.

I love this idea. I bought some of this "blackboard" fabric several years ago and never used it. This would be a great item to sell at our church nursery school's fundraiser. I hope you don't mind if I use it.