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post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI View Post
we are trying to stay away from plastics..could you make this with just cloth and omit the vinvyl or PUL?
Make oil cloth. Treat canvas or thick cotton with flax seed oil (food grade) and let it sit for several days while it dries, then voila!!
post #22 of 47
omg!! : youre a genius!!!! how much flax seed oil do i need? do i just soak the fabric in the oil for days? again : thank you!
post #23 of 47
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Oh me too - that is so fab! I'm so excited... can't wait to hear how much I'd need.

I love this board. I start off with one idea and get it healthily crunchified in days!
post #24 of 47
oh and does the flax seed oil stain? should i use fabric other than white colored?
post #25 of 47
Thanks to moondiapers I had a new search term and googled "make oil cloth." The first hit I got was how to make an oilcloth sandwich wrap!

Here's the link:
http://www.moscowfood.coop/archive/oilcloth.html

They use linseed oil and use ribbon instead of velcro to close the sandwich wrap.

I wonder if the oil gets nasty after awhile? Would you just wipe it off? Can you use soap?
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post #27 of 47
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
Make oil cloth. Treat canvas or thick cotton with flax seed oil (food grade) and let it sit for several days while it dries, then voila!!
Is this washable? I have made a few using PUL, and of course, how I am to know if it is in fact food safe after using it? You cant see leeching?!
post #28 of 47
You just wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Yes it stains, but it doesn't matter because it stains all fabrics, lol. But the whole cloth will be stained the same color. I've never had the oil go rancid because it's dried. I lay the cloth on a cookie sheet, and dip another rag or a paint brush in the oil and paint the cloth with it. I'm not really sure how much I used. Then I hang it out on the clothes line to dry for a few days. The lenth of time depends on the weather. Once it's dry it just wipes or rinses clean.
post #29 of 47
Oh, and linin napkins from the thrift store work great, they are allready hemmed and everything.
post #30 of 47
what fantastic information!! thank you so much! i need to go buy some flaxseed oil now! hahahah

thanks again..
post #31 of 47
ok 1 last question..you paint both sides? or just the side thats gonna be in contact with the sandwiches? thanks again!!!
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI View Post
ok 1 last question..you paint both sides? or just the side thats gonna be in contact with the sandwiches? thanks again!!!
It goes through to both sides, only need to paint one side.
post #33 of 47
I've never heard of these before either. I'd love to try this. Does someone have a pic of one that is wrapped around a sandwich?
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post #35 of 47
is linseed oil edible? isn't it flammable? like for refinishing furniture you need to lay your rags out flat to dry so they don't burst into flames.

bryanna
post #36 of 47
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is linseed oil edible? isn't it flammable? like for refinishing furniture you need to lay your rags out flat to dry so they don't burst into flames.

bryanna
linseed oil is flax oil. I use food grade flax oil. It's not going to be flamable unless you leave a pile of oily rags in a place that gets warm, like your garage. Your sandwich cloths will be dry before you put them away.
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
linseed oil is flax oil. snip.
cool, learn something new everyday!

so, I cut up a cheap thin flannel sheet to make cloth napkins but it is getting greasy stains and fraying really bad. but the thick plaid flannel sheet isn't showing any signs of wear at all. hmm, and it kind of sticks to itself, wouldn't need to use velcro...

nobody is interested enough to fold them, so they just get dumped in a bag hanging at kid level. I'd like to get a square flat basket and at least lay them out flat. and a flat basket for the oiled wrappers and we'd be all set.

we are down to less than a roll of paper towels a month!
Thanks guys!
Bryanna
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
Make oil cloth. Treat canvas or thick cotton with flax seed oil (food grade) and let it sit for several days while it dries, then voila!!

Wow that it so cool and simple! I've been looking at oil cloth but haven't ordered any - now I can just use what I have! Yay!
post #39 of 47
this is an awesome idea. thanks so much for sharing.
post #40 of 47
I'm so glad for this thread, too. Can I ask, for a well-oiled bit of fabric, about how long does it take to "dry"? I think I might have over oiled the cloth. Does it have to be thick cloth? I was tempted to go get some canvas, but it seemed kinda silly to go out and buy fabric when I've got a house full already, lol, so I used some jersey I had around but it's been hanging for a day and a half and is still greasy to the touch... Anybody want to set me straight?
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