All posts filed under: Oilcloth Addict Tips

Perfect Pairings: Super Bowl Party

Preparing for your annual Super Bowl party doesn’t have to take a lot of work, not when you use oilcloth and make a Target run. Check out how I take 4 yards of oilcloth to make a “Super” party for next months big game. I started with 2 yards of oilcloth and laid it across the width of the table. Oilcloth doesn’t not fray or ravel so i just need to true up the corners to make sure the that I had a perfect rectangle. Use your rotary cutter, ruler and mat, or a simple pair of scissors. Seriously, it only takes 10 minutes to make it pretty and practical. Oilcloth cleans up fast and protects your tables while showing your team sprite. To clean, just wipe clean with a gentle cleaning spray and damp cloth. Easy peasy. I’m not kidding you when I tell you that I don’t know a single thing about football, but I do know how to shop for fun party goods. Thanks to Google I know the team colors for …

Ask the Oilcloth Addict: Make Up Bags

I get great questions about sewing with oilcloth and laminated cotton every day. Here is today’s great question… Hollis from Daisy Mae Threads asked about using oilcloth and/or laminated cotton from lining make up bags. I love using oilcloth and laminated cotton when I sew up make up bags, both fabrics are great to use for both the exterior and the lining. As with all things in life and sewing, there are pros and cons to consider. Laminated cotton is softer and turns better when making small projects that are lined. Unfortunately, is not fully waterproof and it is more prone to staining than oilcloth. Oilcloth is stiff and nearly impossible to turn when self-lined, but there are tricks to be had. I have a make up bag in my first book Sewing with Oilcloth that doesn’t have any tricky turning. I like oilcloth for make up bags because the fabric has a firm hand (both a pro and a con), this makes it able to stand up on the counter so you can find …

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. Laminated 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   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 …