Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oilcloth Match Up... Blue Hibiscus

 The Blue Hibiscus and Blue Stripe oilcloths would make a killer beach bag!

I tell you what, we have tons of oilcloth goodness going on at Oilcloth Addict! The new patterns are dreamy. I thought it would be fun to show you all what they all look like together in our new feature, "Match Ups." I will show you what I like, what works together and want doesn't after all, after all not all colors are equal! 

One of our newest oilcloth prints is the pretty light blue hibiscus oilcloth, so lets start off with matching it up with some blue and yellow. 

Add a little light blue gingham into the mix! 

The light blue dot has a different value to it, it's a bit grey but it would still work great with the blue hibiscus

I love the yellow gingham with the light blue hibiscus it screams summer to me!  

The yellow dots just make me happy! 

What is oilcloth and how to care for it?

the back of oilcloth
Today's Oilcloth is a vinyl product that is bonded and supported with a woven cotton mesh. This integrated cotton mesh gives Oilcloth it's ability to hold a stitch. Oilcloth is waterproof and fairly stain resistant. Fading may occur under direct sunlight for extended periods of time since the Oilcloth does not contain a UV inhibitor. 

While there are no heavy metals in Oilcloth, it does contain Phthalates, which softens the plastic coating used to manufacture Oilcloth. With this in mind it may not be suited for snack bags and sandwich wraps--especially for children. 

Oilcloth cleans up well with a warm, soapy sponge then dry it off with a soft cloth or sponge. Machine washing is not recommended. Trust me on that one, I tried it once and it ripped and shredded to pieces.

Your folded oilcloth purchase can be decrease by laying it flat in a warm place.  The oilcloth will become soft as it warms up.  Use you hands to smooth out any creases.  Once your oilcloth product is smooth keep it rolled or hung up between uses.   

-        Modern June and Oilcloth Addict

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Great Idea... Oilcloth Slip Covers

It doesn't get cooler than this people!  Wow!  Kid friendly oilcloth covered stools, get all 411 at MADE.  I am very glad, orange you?