Monday, February 22, 2010

Crafters Anonymous Craft Swap THIS SUNDAY

Hey Richmond, it's that time again!  CRAFT SWAP!  
I will be brining lots of oilcloth scraps so if you want to give an 
Oilcloth Addict project a try here's your chance to do if for free!

Sunday February 28, 2010 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Great Idea... Oilcloth Receipt Wallet

Your going to love this one!  Yet another pretty and practical project from Skip to My Lou! Cindy,  I couldn't agree with you more " ...this handy little receipt wallet will do the the trick! -- personal receipts on one side, business receipts on the other. Really it could have many uses --- coupons, lists, checkbook cover, etc!" 

For a complete rundown on how to make this great project head on over to Skip to my Lou. Then head over to our Etsy shop and pick up two Fat Quarters and get sewing!  

FYI, this green print she used, Green Mums, is one of our new prints due to arrive next Monday! 

New oilcloth!

Ok my lovelies, here is what is coming in next week!

Yummy Green Apples
Pretty Green Mums
Lovely Roses are back!!!
Light Blue Hibiscus
Vibrant Orange Mums!
Perky Yellow Dots

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Freebie!

Sooooo, it's my birthday today and I see no reason why I shouldn't give one of you a present! To celebrate, I am giving away two yards of Mexican Oilcloth away to a lucky winner. All you need to do is to become a Oilcloth Addict Facebook Fan once your a fan come on back and wish me a Happy Birthday and tell me which two oilcloths you like best!  I'll pick a winner on Sunday morning!!! 

Don't forget to check out Modern June's blog for an 
additional birthday gift!  

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Great Idea... Laminated Cotton Cell Phone Cozie

Linda from Mommy Treasures was one of our 2009 oilcloth winners, she won a half a yard of the new Amy Butler laminated cotton. Today, she sharing with us her cute little iphone cover, I love how she used the bonus scraps I sent her. Really, what's not to love?

If you have a Great Idea you would like to share please contact me at with your links and photos!

Come back tomorrow for my birthday party!!! I will be giving away a few presents!  

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


It's been a long time since I added any new oilcloth prints to the shop, way too long! I figure who better to help me than you all, my loyal blog readers. Here is what I am thinking, the shop needs some more floral and fruit prints and maybe a strip or two. Take a look and let me know what you like...
I have been wanting to carry one of the mum prints for some time now, which color do you like best?
Since spring and summer are coming, I want some more fruity patterns.  Which print do you like best? Well talk color later!

  1. fruit basket
  2. modern apples
  3. classic oilcloth apples
  4. oranges
  5. teapots and fruit
  6. doilies and fruit 
I have wanted to get some strips in the shop as well, I want all of these!  Which blue is better, light or dark? 

Thanks for your help. I want to order soon so leave me a comment today! 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Oilcloth Sewing Tips #7: Stitch Length

When sewing with oilcloth I find it very helpful to use a longer stitch length, this helps because the oilcloth has a tendency to get sticky under the pressure foot.  Normally, a stitch length of 2 is best, but for oilcloth you will want to up your setting to a 3-4 stitch length. When you combine this trick with the use of a speciality presser foot or tricked out presser foot you should have great success creating a fun oilcloth project!  Happy sewing!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oilcloth Addict Press Page

Sew Mama Sew 

Great Idea... Oilcloth Craft Table!

How cute is this craft table? I want one too!! Sandy, from 521 Lake Street, has done a great job making over a old thrift table into a wonderful craft table. And she used my favorite oilcloth print, I just love those perky cherries.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine Garland Tutorial for Oilcloth Addict

Winter blues got ya down? Sometimes spring feels like it will never come, so the kids and I whipped up a fun and easy Valentine banner to cheer up the place! We hope you like it as much as we do!

Stuff ya gotta have:
Downloadable pattern to print and reduce if desired.

Trace and cut pattern

Pin to hearts together, alternating prints.
Pins can leave holes but you can rub them out with your fingernail.
Stack O'Hearts

Leave a 15" tie and mark with pin.

Sandwich the ric rac between the two layers of and sew a line across the fattest part of the heart.

Use a seam gauge to measure a two inch space between hearts.

I am excited about festive Valentine banner to brighten up the house!