What fabric do you use for tablecloths?
Something like linen, or that weird plastic stuff. I'd go with linen.
In the home decor section of a dedicated fabric shop. You can ask a store employee to help you find the proper fabric if you aren't sure what type of fabric you would like to use. Unfortunately, stores like WalMart that carry some sewing supplies will have cotton and flannel for making clothes and quilts (depending on the store) but won't have the specialty fabric like what you would want for a tablecloth.
It's fabric coated with a polythene film. The sort of thing from which waterproof tablecloths are made. Coatings vary, as does the fabric. PVC (poly vinyl chloride) is falling out of favour gradually, as it's not very environmentally friendly, but PE (polyethylene aka polythene) and PEVA (a copolymer of polyethylene and EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) are readily available.
I don't see why not, many Fabric Paints are Acrylic, which means the're water based, I think there is an oil based Fabric Paint, which ever you deside to use, when and/or if you deside to put a finish coat on your project, make sure you use a water based finish with a water based fabric paint and an oil based finish with a oil based fabric paint. The only difference between Fabric Paint and…
I have a lot of leftover tablecloths from a catering company and would like to make use of them but what dress patterns would work well with heavy linen?
You can use crayons on just about any kind of fabric. For some of the synthetics, you would find it easier to use a frame, or hoop to hold it tight. The best fabric is heavier cotton, denim, or canvas. If you are working with a special project, you should purchase the Fabric Crayons, which are specially formulated to write on fabric.
Quilted fabric is an insulator (it does not conduct heat, thus keeps you hands cool). However, oven gloves usually use a special kind of quilted fabric, specifically desigened for use with hot items. Quilting is a sewing technique - decoratively sewing 'wadding' fabric between two layers of outer fabric.