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Banish cling wrap from your kitchen and whip up a set of these pretty covers using coordinating fabrics.

what you need:

- or four quilting fat quarters

- 26" of PUL polyester knit fabric 60" wide
- White cotton thread

- 2.2 yards of .5" braided elastic cut into four lengths;

19" (XL)
17" (L)
15" (M)
13" (S)

- Medium safety pin or elastic threading tool
- Newspaper (to create your pattern)
- Ruler, two pencils and 25" of lightweight string

Note: These materials make reusable bowl covers for a set of four nesting bowls; XL 15",
L 12.6", M 11" and S 9.45".

The instructions will take you through the steps to make the XL cover. Repeat the process for each additional size to complete your set.

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Comment by dYvonne Jordan on January 12, 2012 at 7:54pm

could you use that new stuff that they are using to make diaper covers and lunch bags out of?

Comment by Jodie Hickman on March 13, 2011 at 1:07am
I can't wait to try this!  Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Susan on December 30, 2010 at 7:05am
PUL is a polyester/polyurethane laminate. Polyurethane is laminated to a 70 denier interlock fabric. 
Comment by Londa Rohlfing on December 7, 2010 at 9:30pm
I have some - same concept - lightweight plastic . my Mom had only these - before plastic wrap!
Comment by C.Matthews on December 7, 2010 at 6:18pm
Thank s to those who are continuing to comment on this project. While they are quick and practical as well as thrifty, it does pay to be wise with the safety of the food. Thanks once again.
Comment by Jean on December 7, 2010 at 2:56pm
there are plastic wrap that you can use for the microwave!!
Comment by Gloria Allender on December 7, 2010 at 12:09pm
I don't want to knock any creative ideas, but these bowl covers will not protect your food from odors or airborne bacteria in your refrigerator. Also, the food will dry out because the covers do not create an air tight seal. But they are a great idea for a temporary cover, like transporting a dish to someone's house, as long as it won't spill.
Comment by Gail Odegaard on December 7, 2010 at 11:52am
Pam, is oil cloth food safe? Vinyl isn't. Anyway the fabric suggested here is a mixture of plastic and polyester, thus it would have the same abilities as plastic, I just don't think you could make it as tight. Will have to look and see if oil cloth is food safe, because I really like this idea (though it is not a new idea).
Comment by Pam Patterson on December 7, 2010 at 11:39am
These would be better if you used oil cloth or even light weight vinyl then the food will stay FRESH in the bowl. you need to block out the ait and the odors in the fridge......fabric won't do that!
Comment by C.Matthews on December 7, 2010 at 11:30am
Thanks Gail for more information on this project. I will pass it along should I use these as gifts. Meanwhile, keep that needle sewing...:)

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