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Umbrella-Ready Oilcloth Tablecloth Pattern

Spring is in full bloom and it’s time to head outside for dinner! My Umbrella-Ready Tablecloth pattern will help you make a summers worth of memories at your old outdoor table. The instructions found in my book,  At Home with Modern June, will walk you through how to make your own pattern that is customized for your table. I have all the supplies you need at ModernJune.com to get you stitching; oilcloth, hook and loop tape, bias tape and a copy of At Home with Modern June is all you need to get started! Need help with yardage? Email me with the size of your table and I’ll help you with the figure all that out! The hook and loop tape (Velcro) closure makes it easy to switch out your tablecloths to suit the occasion! Some of you know that I sell oilcloth and laminated cotton, two fabrics can often be used for the same type of projects. (Read more about the two types of fabric here!) But this is one of those times when …

Q and A: Shelf Liners!

Q: I am interested in making shelf liners and am unsure which of your oilcloth fabrics would be the right one to use. Could you please advise regarding this and whether you can sew the liners too? A: Using oilcloth for shelf liners is great! Now you will want to avoid using the laminated cotton that we carry, it’s too soft and thin. It would move around too much.  (411 on the two types of fabric) I’ve had the same liner in my sink cabinet for ages. The other day our disposal went of the fritz and I had to clear the contents from the cabinet, I gave the oilcloth a good wipe down and it’s a pretty as it was 3 years ago. I was really thankful that all that gunk wasn’t on the wood. You can sew oilcloth liners, but you probably won’t need to. Oilcloth doesn’t fray or ravel, so you can just cut it to size and lay it into your cabinet. Now you could sew up some pretty scalloped liners …

Show and Tell: Oilcloth Covered Chairs

I love to get photos from my customers showing me their handiwork, it’s the best part of my job. Today I’m happy to share Tasha Bicknell’s oilcloth covered chairs. Tasha covered her lovely chairs in Royal Blue Bloom oilcloth; I love how it works with the gorgeous woodwork and green walls. Isn’t that dining room wonderful? Covering chairs is so easy, you just need oilcloth and a staple gun. What DIYer doesn’t love a good staple project? Oilcloth and laminated cotton are both sturdy and easy-to-clean fabrics that can keep your dining room or kitchen chairs looking good for years. Now, I know exactly what your thinking… Yes, your legs will stick to the fabric in the summer time, I have the same problem with my wood and metal chairs. It is a trade off that can get a little sticky for some. I have a covered bench project in my book, At Home with Modern June, along with 26 other fun patterns. Feel free to send me an email if you ever want help estimating …