Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Great Idea---Oilcloth Covered Notebooks!

When I saw this great Notebook Cover  featured on Craft Gossip I had to show you all.  How cute would these be in oilcloth?  Appliques or not they would be so cute!  Thank you Whosies and Whatnots for sharing!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Last Freebie for 2009!

This week we are giving away another 1/2 yard of the new Amy Butler Laminated Cotton, Lux Oilcloth!  To enter leave me a note telling me which cloth is your favorite, don't forget to leave an email so I can contact you.

I just had to share another half yard of the PUL/Laminated Cotton when I happened upon this great tutorial for making reusable sandwich wraps.  The tutorial is just one of the great projects from the awesomely green designer and book author Betz White!  For more green sewing projects check out her book, Sewing Green, it's the perfect gift for any crafty momma!

By the way dear RVA friends, which ever one of you has my book needs to give it back!!!  ; )

A NOTE ON THE SAFTEY OF OILCLOTH:  Please note that the recent Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) prohibits oilcloth garments such as bibs and aprons or toys for children While there are no heavy metals in oilcloth, it may not be suited for Snack Bags and Sandwich Wraps especially for children.  I suggest using the more family friendly Laminated Cottons.  

last weeks winners....

Our winners are... 

"Her Mommy"

Trisha from Miane 

If you ladies could email me your addresses I will get that out right away!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Free Gift Tag Kit!

Happy Monday!

This week we are giving away two free reusable Gift Tag kits! The kit includes template, a fat quarter of oilcloth and a fat quarter or chalk cloth!  Check out the tutorial! To enter simply leave a comment telling us your which oilcloth you would like win this week.

Please note that shop will close on December 18th, supplies are dwindling so make your orders soon!!!

Check out Sara's Oilcloth Addict inspired gift tags!!!  I love this so very much! We would be thrilled to share one of your projects, contact me a if you are interested.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

our winner!

I am so sorry for the delayed announcement for this weeks winner, I have been a bit under the weather and very overwhelmed with holiday orders.  I will try and get the ornament tutorial up as soon as I can.  For now, drum roll please... our winner this week is Maddy Maze Studio!

Maddie Maze, please send me your mailing address to and I will get your freebie fat quarters out in the mail.

Thanks for all the comments and song suggestions, I have found a few new ones to add to my families holiday music collection,  I hope you all have a great week!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Custom Chalk Cloth Table Topper

Last week I made myself a last minute Chalk Cloth Table Topper for our Thanksgiving table, now, this is different then my Modern June Table Topper because this one is made to fit the entire top of my dinner room table.  I don't know what was better how easy the project was to do or how much fun was had at our Thanksgiving Dinner.  Let me tell you, even the In-Laws loosen up and joined in on the coloring fun!  Sweet!

What ya gotta have:

  • a length of Chalk Cloth a bit longer than you table
  • a good pair of scissors
  • some double stick tape
  • white pencil 
  • a random book or box 

Step one:  Roll out your chalk cloth and line it up on your table.
You don't want it sliding around, so use some double stick tape to keep in place.

Step two:  Since you are going to be marking the bottom of the oilcloth from the underside you will want to use a box or book as a hard surface to draw against.

Step three:  mark the shape of the entire table.


Step four:  Cut it up!

Step five:  Use double stick tape to adhere topper to table.

DISCLAIMER... Please make sure this doesn't hurt your table top, try
this out in a unseen spot before doing this on the top of your table.

 Step six:  Now that your all cut to size, set the table, grab some chalk
and invite your friends over for a great time!

I am dying to know what you all think, so tell me, what event would you use this for?

Monday Madness Freebie!

In honor of the upcoming Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial I am giving away three fat quarters on oilcloth.  The tutorial and our winner will posted tomorrow, see ya then!  For now, leave a note in the comment section telling us your favorite Christmas song.

Good luck, Kelly

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Great Idea for Laminated Cotton-Reusable Gift Bags

I just found this wonderful Reusable Gift Bag tutorial from Firefly Hill Designs via Craft Gossip, how cute would this be made out of the new Amy Butler laminates?  When I saw it I thought it would very fun for snacks as well as gift giving, heck, I am thinking holiday gift snacks bags might be a lot of fun! 

A note on PUL and Food Safety:  From everything I have read PUL--this laminated cotton--is most likely food safe since it doesn't contain PVC or BPA.  At this time the manufacturers do not have FDA approval, it is some peoples opinion that this is in the works.  This is great news for the young family and mother earth.  Now remember, I am not an scientist and I don't work with FDA so take this with a grain of salt, please do you own research if you have any concerns.    

A NOTE ON THE SAFTEY OF OILCLOTH:  Please note that the recent Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) prohibits oilcloth garments such as bibs and aprons or toys for children While there are no heavy metals in oilcloth, it may not be suited for Snack Bags and Sandwich Wraps especially for children.  I suggest using the more family friendly Laminated Cottons.  

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New! Amy Butler Laminated Cotton!

About a month ago, I saw the new Amy Butler fabric line, called Love--it was featured on True Up.  I fell in LOVE right away. The photo of the Love Raincoat made me melt, it's to die for, right? Along with all the regular cotton fabrics, they now have a 100% Cotton that is Laminated. Yes, that's right we are talking oilcloth people. This isn't your Grandma's oilcloth or our beloved Mexican Oilcloth, it's a more supple oilcloth, and it gathers and drapes like a dream! Did I mention that it feels like butter?

Shortly after learning about the new line I was contacted by Amy Butler Designs, asking if they could use our Oilcloth Addict tips for promoting their new oilcloth. You know I said "Yes." What an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious company. Ever since, I have been aching to get some Love for the shop.

What pleases me the most, is that this laminated cotton is PUL, which means it is PVC free!!!  I am so happy that my shipment of the first printing has arrived. I look forward to making lots of goodies to share with you all here on Oilcloth Addict.

In honor of our new arrival, I say we give a half yard of this wonderful fabric away for our Monday Madness contest. Let us know, by leaving a comment, which you like best: Trumpet Flowers / Emerald, or Paradise Garden / Mint.  Good luck my lovely oilcloth addicts!  

XOXOX, Kelly

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our winner!

So today I asked Aidan, my son to... "Pick a number between one and 12... FIVE!!!! Next, pick a number between 12 and 24... FIFTEEN!!!"

Our lucky winners are Katie and the Inveterate Optimist!

A big thanks to all my lovely readers!  There is much more to come so come back and see me soon!  

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Madness Giveaway Chalk Cloth Scrap-a-Tag Kit

It is time to start your holiday crafting projects, so today we will be giving away not one but two of our new Scrap-A-Tag Kits.  Inside you will find everything you need to make a ton of our Chalk Cloth Labels, Chalk Dots or Holiday Gift Tags.

Chalk Cloth Scrap-a-Tag Kit Includes:
  • 1 1/2 pounds of scrap oilcloth
  • A small roll of chalk cloth, approximately 5 x 72 inches.
  • Template for an oval chalk cloth tag.
To enter please leave us a love note telling us which Tutorial is your favorite. Please leave an email so I can get in touch with the winners!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

No-Sew Fall Tablescape

Today we are taking an old school fall decoration and giving it an oilcloth twist. It doesn't get any easier than this, just a pair of scissors and template and our new Fall Five Pack of Fat Quarters. The template can be enlarged on your scanner and then pieced together, cut out and your good to go.  The small leaf that adorns the place setting is as is, the leaf coaster was enlarged by 142% and the centerpiece leaves by 200%.

You know I love the oilcloth, but I say use what you have, if your a paper fiend check you stash or use felt.  You know you have a pile of felt somewhere in you house or studio!  But if your like me and you LOVE your oilcloth, I have a special pack of Oilcloth Fat Quarters just for this project.  The Fall Five Pack includes one 18"x 21" piece of orange, brown and red lace as well as the yellow and brown check oilcloth.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This weeks winner!

Our winner is #1! Samantha is going to get a yard of the orange lace oilcloth!!! Samantha, please email me at with your mailing address and we will get that out right away! I want to send out a big thank you to all 30 of you wonderful oilcloth addicts that took the time so show your love for oilcloth. Come back next Monday for more madness and freebies. A Tuesday Tutorial is in the works, come back tonight to see my easy no-sew tablescape for Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday Madness!

Alrighty you lovely oilcloth addicts, lets give another yard of oilcloth away!  Take a look at the shop and let me know your favorite Oilcloth!  Above you will see what I am ga-ga for this week.  I have a little fall tutorial for you using these fun fall oilcloths.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chalk Cloth Gift Tags

This weeks winner is number 12,  our friend April!!

April wins an oilcloth fat quarter of her choice and a fat quarter of chalk cloth,
all she needs to make these fun holiday gift tags.
 Congrats April and thank you for your continued support!

Supply List:

Using your circles trace on to the back of your chalk and oilcloth.

Add your ornament top, I used my thumb as a guide. I know, very high tech,right? 
Cut out one chalk cloth circle and two ornaments for each gift tag.

Edge stitch chalk cloth tag onto top layer of oilcloth only.

You can opt to make a loop or insert two ties.
Pin ribbon in between the two layers of ornament pieces.

Edge stitch the two layers together.

Now, wasn't that easy?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Monday Madness!

It is that time of the week again, Monday Madness Freebie time!   I am pleased to hear from you all again this week.

I say we start getting ready for the holidays by making gift tags.  With a fat quarter of chalk cloth and oilcloth,  you can make a ton of fun gift tags.  All we have to do is use Suzanne's Chalk Cloth Dot Tutorial  reduce the scale, make a change or two and we can have reusable gift tags to add to all our holiday packages.  I will give it a try, take some photos and report back on Tuesday!

So, my question for you this week is silver, red or green?  What is your favorite holiday color?  Take a look around Oilcloth Addict and let us know what you like best!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Number 8

Our winner is number 8!!!

"Welcome to Lulu's life" has won our second Monday Madness freebie, an Oilcloth Addict Charm Pack!
Lulu please send me your mailing address to and we will send that out right away!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Madness!

In celebration of a recent family birthday think this weeks freebie should be a fun filled OCA Charm Pack.  This Oilcloth Addict Specialty Cut was first created last year when we made a fun birthday sign out of oilcloth scraps, one idea ran into another and our version of a charm pack was created.  

In the last year we have presented a few fun tutorials that would be ideal for the charm pack.  So for today entry question we ask, what is your favorite...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Our first winner is...

Congrats #12!  Andi is our first winner!  A girl after my own heart, Andi is loving the Red Lace.  There are so many great holiday projects you can make with this pretty oilcloth!

How do we choose our winners?  Well, we had 29 comments so I asked my son to pick a number between 1 and 29.  It's not scientific or high tech but it is a lot of fun!

I can't thank you all enough for the wonderful comments, I look forward to more Monday Madness fun.  Come back and check out next weeks giveaway, I'll try and post it on Sunday.   And remember I want to see your oilcloth projects, send me a photo of your project and we will show it off in our our Show and Tell Feature!

Now go get crafty!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Introducing Monday Madness!

It's time to start giving some of our oilcloth goodness away!  That's right, were talking weekly freebies.  Yes you heard me right... giveaway, gift, comp, freely given, free of  charge, free pass, for nothing, on the house, Nope Nada Nu-uh!

To enter your name in our first Monday Madness we are giving away a free yard of oilcloth!  To enter all you have to do is check out the Oilcloth Addict Etsy shop and leave a comment telling us what your favorite is.  Are you a Polka Dot or a Lace kinda person?  Maybe it's Fruits, Flowers or Ginghams that suit you best?  Or are you a woodsy/modern lover and your all about the Faux Bois?

Here are my (current) top three picks!  I just love these together!

Now, I  know it's not Monday yet  but you just can't keep a good idea down!  So I say we start now, an extra day or two can't hurt!  Cut off is Monday at Midnight EST!  I will announce the winner on Tuesday!  Good Luck

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Holiday Tutorial Series -- Small Circular Tablecloth for Halloween

Creating a small circular tablecloth with oilcloth is very simple, since oilcloth doesn't fray you can leave the edge cut.  Yes, that is right this is a no-sew project!!!  In this tutorial I will walk you though the process of making a cute holiday tablecloth.

My table is 27 inches and I wanted a 10 inch drop for my spooky tablecloth, I simply plugged in the my dimensions into the following formula.

drop x 2 + diameter of table= finished tablecloth 

10" x 2 + 27" =47"

Please note that oilcloth measures between 47-48 inches wide, this tutorial is only for small tables.  We will chat about about larger tablecloths later.

tools of the trade:
A square of Oilcloth
measuring devise, yard stick or measuring tape
pencil and Sharpie
regular scissors, pinking shears or rotary cutter
fancy scallop blade (optional)

Starting off with a square of oilcloth, fold piece into quarters.

Finger press center

Lightly mark center with pencil. Please note, a heavy mark will show through on the polka dot oilcloth. Unfortunately, I know this from experience!  Oops!

Begin this next step by opening up your fabric once.  I like to do half of the circle at a time.  This way you can get a much better cut and in the end a much nicer tablecloth.

My finished tablecloth is going to be 47 inches so divided that number by two to get 24 1/2.  I mark that onto my tape measure with a heavy line to make sure I don't forget my half mark.  Now line your half mark with the center mark and begin to mark the outer edge (hem) for your tablecloth.

I like to use the edge of the tape measure to use small lines placed close together.

Next use a Sharpie to connect the dots and create a heavy line.

Cut just inside the heavy line.

Fold you oilcloth back in to quarters and mark the second half of your circle.

Once you have the second half marked open up you fabric and cut inside the line once more.

I like the scalloped edge that this rotary cutter blade adds to the simple tablecloth, of course you can use plain scissors or pinking shears to create a lovely tablecloth.
I am of two minds, use what you have and buy more toys!

Every day look for fall.

Tricked for Halloween!