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Oilcloth vs. Laminated Cotton vs. Chalk Cloth

Have you ever wondered what the differences between oilcloth and laminated cotton are? Or thought, what is chalk cloth? Inquiring minds want to know, so let me break it down for you. chicken-laminated-cottonLaminated cotton is a high quality cotton sheeting with a thin layer of polyurethane film adhered to the right side of the fabric. It’s soft and has a very nice hand to it, it drapes very nicely and it even does gathers well! This fabric makes great baby bib, raincoats, shower curtains, tablecloths, splat mats, diaper bags and much more.

  • 55″/56″ wide
  • PVC-free BPA-free Lead-free
  • Slight sheen
  • water-resistant and easy to clean
  • Easy to sew with the right tips and tools
  • CPSIA compliant
  • Edges do not fray
  • Made in Korea
  • Not to be used outdoors for expended periods of time. It will fade if left out 24/7

 yellow-gingham-oilcloth Oilcloth is a fabric with thick layer of PVC on top of a cotton mesh. While it is pretty thin, it is very stiff stuff. It’s very strong and durable, oilcloth tablecloths remain bright and looking brand new for years and years. Oilcloth makes great totes, coin purses, tablecloths, floor mats, placemats and much more. Because oilcloth contains phthalates it is not intended for the use for baby items or for projects for kids under the age of 12. You’ll want to substitute laminated cotton for those projects.

  • 47″/48″ wide
  • PVC product
  • Contains Phthlates Lead-free
  • Really shinny!
  • Waterproof and easy to clean
  • NOT CPSIA compliant
  • Fun and easy to sew 
  • Edges do not fray
  • Made in Mexico
  • Wears well outdoors
  • May fade in full sun

Chalk-cloth-Modern-June-Chalkcloth TM is a very fun and easy fabric to work with. It’s a bit thicker than the oilcloth and less pliable. It makes great placemats, table runner, reusable gift tags and much more. See our tutorials for more ideas. While it’s a bit thick for a tablecloth it’s great as a table topper!

  • 47″/48″ wide
  • PVC-free product
  • Phthlates-free
  • Lead-free
  • Matte finish
  • Is CPSIA compliant and great for kids
  • Fun and easy to sew with
  • You can scribble on it with regular chalk
  • Easy to care for
  • Edges do not fray Made in Mexico

Siggie

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