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Does anyone know how to make PUL? Anyone ever done it? Or heard of it?
 

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Never heard of that. I would love to know if you can actually do that! I hate sending my fabric in and then waiting for it to get back to me!
 

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Where do you send it into? I have heard of sending fabric in but don't know where?? Links would be nice! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Where do you send it into? I have heard of sending fabric in but don't know where?? Links would be nice! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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You actually have to email the company. They don't take orders over their website for diaper PUL. The company is Fabrite. email them at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> and they'll send you their price list. You can also go to the Yahoo group- <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Madebymamacoop/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Madebymamacoop/</a> and they send in fabric every once in a while- you just have to join their group. HTH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Jenifer80...how much does it cost per yard to do this with that fabrite company? I know you said they would send a price list...but could you give us a ballpark figure? And does the price go down if you send larger quantities and is there a min. yardage you have to send?<br><br>
Thanks for any info you could give us!<br><br>
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<a href="http://www.moscowfood.coop/archive/oilcloth.html" target="_blank">making your own oilcloth</a><br><br>
Might be worth a try.... it's always nice to find a plastic-alternative.
 

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Hmmm. that does sound interesting. Where would one find linseed oil? And I'm wondering how safe it is against baby? It does seem like a more natural idea vs. PUL and fleece....
 

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I thought that I'd ready that linseed oil is flamable/combustible, so I did a quick internet search and found this on wikipedia:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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This is in relation to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">boiled</span> linseed oil - not sure if boiled linseed is used for oilcloth, or a different type of linseed oil is used, but it would be something to check into before using it (especially on something that would be in close contact with the skin).
 

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The local fabric store used to carry a plastic laminate sold by the yard on a roll. You iron it onto your fabric and it gives it a permanent coated surface. After you iron it and let it cool, you peel the paper topping off, and it leaves the slick surface. I just have a small piece of it left that doesn't give any information as to what it is. I do remember that I purchased it in the pellon interfacing section of the store.I didn't use it for diapers, but I made some toys out of it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought that I'd ready that linseed oil is flamable/combustible, so I did a quick internet search and found this on wikipedia:<br><br><br>
This is in relation to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">boiled</span> linseed oil - not sure if boiled linseed is used for oilcloth, or a different type of linseed oil is used, but it would be something to check into before using it (especially on something that would be in close contact with the skin).</div>
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Oh, it's boiled-- but the flamability applies to damp oil, not oil that's been dried.<br><br>
Not that I'm advocating this! It just looked interesting.... Maybe I'll try it for a picnic cloth or something, someday. Authentically historic, at least. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The local fabric store used to carry a plastic laminate sold by the yard on a roll. You iron it onto your fabric and it gives it a permanent coated surface. After you iron it and let it cool, you peel the paper topping off, and it leaves the slick surface. I just have a small piece of it left that doesn't give any information as to what it is. I do remember that I purchased it in the pellon interfacing section of the store.I didn't use it for diapers, but I made some toys out of it.</div>
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YES! I tried this... I don't think it will work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I bought the laminate. Ironed it onto my cloth THEN read the directions. Which say, "to clean, wipe with a damp cloth..." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 
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