: >Subject: Mousepads
: >Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 03:25:13 -0800
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: >I've been reading about the mousepads a lot here, and plan to get some
: >cartet padding today to try to make one. I never saw any instructions
: >on how to actually do it. I am thinking of using spray adhesive to
: >attatch fabric to the padding, and then cutting it to size with a
: >rotary cutter. Does this sound about right? Any advice? I have got
: >so many fantastic ideas here. I love this group! I am a newbie, but
: >I intend to stick around. :-)
: Your procedure sounds pretty good to me. I plan to decorate my fabric w/ dye
: crayons first. Does anyone know the best material (one that doesn't pill) for
: making mouse pads? I would prefer to use natural materials since synthetics
: don't iron well. And for my padding, I'm just going to use my old mousepad
: (since the fabric is peeling off it anyway).
: Thanks for any info! Everyone here always has such great suggestions & advice!
I made several mps over a year ago, using cotton prints, heat bonded to
carpet padding. My own is used daily and has stood up well to such abuse.
I washed the fabric first to remove the sizing, and used a darker back
ground so it wouldn't show the dirt. It is about 1 foot square and
works great. gloria