Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Acrylic for iPad Cases

"Hi Leah,
Your iPad case is one of the nicest ones I've seen on the internet. Could you please tell me what the masonite is used for? I'm asking because I was thinking that it is very sturdy but I also thought it was a heavy material. If you actually use it in your case, doesn't it get too heavy? Are there alternatives?
Thanks,
Kathy"


"Hi Kathy,
Here is a blog post about what masonite is where to find it, sewspoiled.blogspot.com/2010/12/sew-spoiled-ipad-folding-case-question.html. It is 1/8" thick so it is pretty light. However, I have had a customer from England use a thin plastic sheet but I have not been able to find that material here in the States. Let me know what you find if you find an alternative.
Thanks,
Leah"


"Hi Leah,
Thanks so much for the link about the masonite. I remembered this morning that a quilt shop near me in San Diego sells laser cut acrylic purse bottoms (for inside the purse) and will cut it to your specs. I phoned the man who does the laser cutting and he said the acrylic is 1/8" thick also and was the same as acrylic rulers are made of. Small pieces, I think, are about $6.50 each. I think it sounds promising. Here is the link in case you're interested: www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/Online%20Shopping/Notions.php.
The "Acrylic Purse and Bag Bottoms" with a price calculator are about 2/3 down the page. I'll probably go in and see for myself what it's like.
Thanks again!
Kathy"
Thanks Kathy for your awesome email! I learn so much from you! If you have any questions or even answers:) please email me at leah.sewspoiled@gmail.com.

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