Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I just can't help but share this love note that I received along with an order... 

"I was a fan of oilcloth before, but after your book--an Addict! I made a half dozen bins for gifts and now need to make some for myself--you are a marvel and I thank you for sharing and supplying the goods! And chalk cloth--who knew?? Can't wait." K. L.

Photo Credit: Meghan McSweeney
Check out the oilcloth storage bins from Sewing with Oilcloth. I love that Kelly made a bunch of these for her family and friends love and that she's now making more for herself! What an honor and a compliment!

Have you made something from the book? Please send us some photos and we'll share them with the class. I am hoping Kelly sends me some pictures soon!!!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last Minute Sale!!

Modern June and Oilcloth Addict
Are still open for holiday gift giving!!
Order now and save 15%!
Coupon Code: LMS15

Last Minute Sale

New Laminated Cottons
Oilcloth Addict: We've have several new laminated cottons in stock and ready to ship. The new Amy Bulter, Riley Blake, and Erin McMorris prints are great for your winter projects.

Sewing with Oilcloth
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Personalized copy of Sewing with Oilcloth? Holiday price, $14.99

All orders will ships via Priority Mail!
Order by 12-19-12 for holiday delivery.
Christmas Tree Skirts
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We have several red dot and red lace tree skirts finished and ready for your Christmas Tree!

Also, check out our fall clearance aprons for great last minute deals.
Last day for Laminated Cotton Tablecloths

Last day for holiday Laminated Cotton Tablecloths  is TODAY at midnight!We'll be taking orders for the new year starting tomorrow!!!

Don't forget the party banners!
All Holiday Orders will ship by the 20th!!! 

Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sewing with Oilcloth Project: Baby Bibs!

I am finishing up a round of Sewing with Oilcloth (now holiday priced) baby bibs for a local craft show this weekend. How darn cute are they in the new laminated cottons from Riley Blake? When the boy mama's see the blue and cream bibs, they are going to lllooovvveee me!

Got babies on your holiday gift list? Theses bibs are so easy and fun to make. All you need is one fat quarter of laminated cotton for each baby bib, two if you want a coordinating print for the crumb catcher.

Want to share a Sewing with Oilcloth project? Email me at!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Great Idea: Chalk Cloth Tags Times Two

Photo credit: My Very Educated Mother
You know I am huge fan of the chalk cloth tag all you need is a fat quarter of chalk cloth and your golden.  I've made a few in my time and we've got a few tutorials here on our blog, ovals and ornaments!! And, there's a fun one in my book, Sewing with Oilcloth! Today I found two more to add in to the crafty mix! My Very Educated Mother shares not one but two versions to get busy with.

Photo credit: My Very Educated Mother
I like this one a lot, it's a fun no-sew project. We love those, don't we? MVEM uses Mod Podge to glue the felt to the back of the chalk cloth. Keep in mind, this won't work when attempting to glue chalk cloth to oilcloth or to another layer of chalk cloth. I've never met a glue that would adhere the two together. The felt works because it will allow the glue to dry. Cleaver!!! I am so getting out some Mod Podge and some scraps of cotton and felt tomorrow and trying this out!!!!

Got a Great Idea? Please share it with us, just contact me at any old time. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Riley Blake Laminated Cottons

I am so excited to introduce some wonderful new laminated cotton from Riley Blake Designs. Last month I was dazzled by the wide range of laminated cottons at the RBD booth. These fun prints are great for your kitschy kitchen, your girlie girl and you beautiful boy!! 

Want to know what to make with laminated cotton? Check out the Riley Blake website for some video tutorials for laminated cotton tutorials or Sewing with Oilcloth for lots for fun projects. 

Super cute red and white gingham in laminate.
Sew Cherry on blue laminated cotton! 
Fox Trail Laminated Cotton in Cream 
Fox Trail Laminated Cotton in Blue

Forest in pink laminated cotton of love!

We're back and we're having a sale!

The Oilcloth Addict studio is not back to normal yet but we are able to cut fabric again. The damage caused by Hurricane Irene is very extensive and I need a distraction. I say we have a sale to help pass the time!!!

All of our oilcloth, laminated cotton and chalk cloth is on sale until Tuesday, December 6th. Shop early supplies are limited. Use this Coupon Code at check out: CONSTRUCTION15

Check out the Modern June blog for my Reno Updates and see just what all the fuss is about. Boy, you sure have to make a mess to clean up a mess. While it's hard to see the forest through the trees, I know we'll make lemonade out of these lemons (metaphors mixed intentionally).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Home and Studio Reno Updates

Wondering how things are progressing in the Modern June and Oilcloth Addict studio?

Well... It's coming along, slowly but surely! As of yesterday we have a wonderful Swiss cheese ceiling that reminds me of a Dr. Who set. I am happy that we will soon have some very good lighting in the near future. 

I've gone back and blogged about the reno's progress over at the Modern June blog.
As you can see things are not at all ready for us to open back up. Oh how I wish I could give an exact day-- it really kills me not knowing. I asked the contractor to be out of the studio by the end of November but we shall see if that is really possible. After all, there is still a major holiday between now that then and things are what they are.

Please sign up for our newsletter so are the first to know when we are back open! See the right hand sidebar for the sing up app, it's up on the top of the blog. ----> 


Monday, November 21, 2011

Great Giveaway!

Modern June and Oilcloth Addict are very proud sponsors of this years National Tie One On Day! We are giving away a copy of Sewing with Oilcloth and a bundle of fabric. Below you'll find just a little bit about this great project! Please click over to Apron Memories to learn more!!

...Participation in NTOODay™ is simple. On the day before Thanksgiving, pause in the preparation of your own meal, wrap a loaf of bread or other baked good in an apron, tuck a prayer or note of encouragement in the pocket, and tie one on…an apron, of course! and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone without your bounty… a neighbor, friend or family member in need of physical or spiritual sustenance, a bit of recognition or just a kind word...
....To enter the NTOOD™ 2011 Goodie Giveaway, please leave your email address and a comment on this blog entry - and share how you will be participating in National Tie One On Day™, what you'll be making, baking or sewing, the beneficiary of your act of kindness, how you're putting the “give” back into Thanksgiving!

The two Goodie Giveaway Winners will be selected early Thanksgiving morning using a helpful random number selector. I’ll be contacting the two winners via email – without an email, however, alternate winners with emails will be selected...
 I really wish I could enter!! This is an amazing about or loot to enjoy!! Good luck my lovelies!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Where did all the fabric go?

Some of you may remember that we lost a hundred year old tree back in August when Hurricane Irene decided to drop it on our house as she was leaving town. We are just now getting out house and studio repaired. Above are our 4 contractors up on the the studio roof, this was the day the removed the chimney. That was a VERY stressful day, let me tell you!
Up until now we've been able to deal with the damage and stay open. We've cranked up the space heaters to fight the wind that has been coming through the roof line. We've even lugged oilcloth up a step latter for a week or two. We cringed while the chimney bricks fell on the roof above us for an entire day.

My friend Kathie, the Junie Shipping Goddess of Love has a saying, "You can't keep a good Junie down!" We'll... We've discovered that even good Junies have limits!

Starting tomorrow the guys will be coming inside to work in the studio, dining room and kitchen to repair the ceilings and plaster walls. They will also be ripping off the roof to the studio. Fun. As you can imagine this is a total pain, just when we want to be thinking of the holidays, just at the busiest time of year!!! 

Because of this construction work I have had to completely empty out the studio and most of our home. No studio means not cutting table. Heck, we don't even have a printer right now. Please don't fret, the guys know we need to open back up ASAP! We hope for good weather and no surprises!!! Please sign up for our newsletter (see the sidebar on the right) and we'll let you know when we are back to cutting. I am sure there will be a little coupon included!!

When we open back up I will have a few new laminated cottons to share with you all. The fabric that I bought at Quilt Market has started to come in, I know you'll love it all!! Hint... little boy prints!!!

I am very sorry for the trouble, we'll be sure to let you know when we open back up!

Wish us luck!!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Oilcloth Addict on the road!!

I can't even tell you what it's like to cut fabric out in the open! Just ask my friends Trish, Lydia, Kirsten, Suzanne and Tiffin, they know all too well that's it's totally crazy and super fun. These 5 ladies cut up a ton of my slick fabric in Columbus and Atlanta.

I have to say that it's pretty hard when it's freezing cold in the morning and your hands don't work and the oilcloth is hard. But the crowd is totally awesome and helping all those people as they go ga-ga over oilcloth, chalk cloth and laminated cotton is such fun!!!

I love that there is a show where Modern June meets Oilcloth Addict. That I can do that at the Country Living Fair is such an honor. I really do love what I do and I love sharing it with people that really get it. The CL readers rock my world!!!  
Barrels of love, love, love!!
Go, Kirsten, go!!
The team work was wonderful, Kirsten and Suzanne work their tushes off in Atlanta!!

How cute are these girls? I love the look that Trish is giving me it's all, "What are you doing over there?"

Laminated Love!
 The Country Living Fair in Columbus cutting table was located under the prettiest tree in the park!!!
Lydia swore she cut 50 yards of oilcloth on Friday alone. That girl can work her tail off and look super cute while doing it.
 The best thing about having a cutting table at a show is having a place to do demos.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sewing with Oilcloth Book Tour: Quilt Market

Let me just start this by telling you that I am the happiest book author in the world! The next stop on my book tour is in Houston, Texas. In just a few days time I get to share my new book, Sewing with Oilcloth, with all the lovely people attending Quilt Market!! If you are coming please come to the following booths and visit me. I'd love to meet you!!!

Friday, October 28th: 
3:10 to 3:40 Schoolhouse

Saturday, October 29th:
10:00-10:30 Book Signing at Oilcloth International 
3:00-3:30 Demo and Book Signing at United Notions 
4:45-5:30 Demo and Book Signing at Checker

Sunday, October 30th:
9:15 Brewer

Friday, October 7, 2011

Columbus Day Sale

It's time for some shopping. 
We've put it all on sale, so think fall projects and holiday gifts!
Get 20% off at Modern June and Oilcloth Addict
till Midnight on Monday.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oilcloth goodness at Country Living Fair

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Only one week until we arrive at the Ohio County Living in the pretty Ohio Village in Columbus, Ohio! I am so excited, I can't wait! This show is a m a z i n g! Save up all your mad money and get ready for some darn fine shopping!

Modern June Booth #102

Oilcloth Addict will be there in force!! We'll have over 40 bolts of oilcloth, 19 yards of chalk cloth and 5 bolts of laminated cotton!! Don't make me take it home!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Book Tour Stop #2: Sew To Speak!

Meet & Greet with Author Kelly McCants
This Thursday, Sept 15, 5-7PM
Columbus, Ohio

From the Sew To Speak blog:
While in town for Columbus' annual Country Living Fair, author Kelly McCants has set aside some time to visit with us at the shoppe. She'll be bringing samples from her beautiful new book, Sewing with Oilcloth, as well as sharing projects, tips and tricks on working with oilcloth, laminates and chalk cloth! In the meantime take a look at this super cute video she made introducing her book and stop by Kelly's blog, ModernJune to learn a little more about her.

***PLUS: We will be GIVING AWAY some very sweet oilcloth bundles in her honor!***

Sew To Speak, Columbus, Ohio! 

Ohio here I come!! I am so very excited to be visiting this great fabric shoppe on Thursday!!! It'll be an honor to meet everyone there. I hope to fit in a little shopping as well, I'll be sure to take gobs of photos!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Photo Credit: Dana Made It
Have you heard, we're having a blog tour for Sewing with Oilcloth? Don't worry if you have won a copy yet, there's still plenty of chances to win yet to come!

Now grab a cup of tea and click around to see what wonderful things people are saying about Sewing with Oilcloth! I'm just giddy with excitement and I can't thank the wonderful people for their kindness and time.

Tuesday, August 30: Crafty Pod (rescheduled for September 12th)
Wednesday, August 31: Oilcloth Addict and Sew Mama, Sew (rescheduled for September 13)
Thursday, September 1: MADE
Friday, September 2: Craft

Monday, September 5: True Up and Craft Gossip
Tuesday, September 6: Oilcloth International
Wednesday, September 7: Average Jane Craft
Thursday, September 8: Prudent Baby
Friday, September 9: Craft Sanity

Monday, September 12: Crafty Pod
Tuesday, September 13: Sew Mama, Sew 
Wednesday, September 14: Apron Memories
Thursday, September 15:  TBA
Friday, September 16:  TBA

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sewing with Oilcloth Blog Tour Day 3!!

Happy Sewing with Oilcloth Blog Tour Day 3 to you all! We've needed to switch things up a little this week. I'll be filling in for Sew Mama Sew today, while they await their copies of the book. (Silly shipping company!!)

In a perfect world an 80 year old tree won’t have dropped on my home on Saturday, I would have internet, and this post would have already been up this morning. I am sorry for the delay, I hate making you all wait.

Today, I wanted to share a few things I did to keep organized and on schedule while I wrote this book. (Of course we can't for get the giveaway! See below for the details.)


I used this louvered door in my studio as my Sewing with Oilcloth mood board for months. It helped me keep track of which projects I had finished and which ones needed doing. It also helped me create a balance with fabrics prints and colors. I wanted this book to be a very pretty book with lots of bright and interesting colors.

As I look at it now I see that a few samples changed in the end. One reason for the changes was the editing process. I had the pleasure of working with a great team of editors at Wiley. Some of the these talented ladies tweaked my copy and some the patterns themselves. We also had a team of testers give some of the patterns a go, and we then made any necessary changes.

A few projects changed fabrics because we received new prints in. I wanted to show you all the latest and greatest designer laminates and my new favorite oilcloth in the book. I know how easy it is to fall in love with a fabric, and you will be able to come to the Oilcloth Addict shop and buy exactly what you saw in the book.


If you were to see me in a coffee shop, library or book store between November 2010 and April 2011, you would have seen me with my trusty Mac Book Pro and this file folder. Within the folders I kept copies of swatches, patterns and print outs for each project.

I also kept any photos that inspired that particular project. Sometimes it was a magazine layout with a great color combination, or a cool hand bag with a great flap. You never know where you’ll find inspiration. It’s fun to take a bit of this and bit of that to create something fresh and new.

I hope you all enjoyed this silly little peak behind the scenes.

Now let’s talk giveaway! I would love to give you a free copy of my book and some free fabric!!! The book is filled with projects for all three of the following fabrics. Please leave a comment and let me know if you want 2 yards of oilcloth, 2 yards of laminated cotton, or 2 yards of chalk cloth.

Happy Sewing,

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We're still here...

As you all know, Hurricane Irene was a mighty storm that raged her way up the East Coast. On her way out of Richmond, she decided to drop a tree on our home and the Oilcloth Addict/Modern June studio. My family and I are totally and completely fine! Totally numb on Sunday, and filled with anxiety and tears on Monday. This morning finds me hopeful one minute and filled with butterflies the next.

Cute boys on the studio roof!
Thanks to the big burly men at Altman Contracting, LLC. we are feeling much better! They worked a full 12 hour day getting the tree off our house and then covered it with a big tarp (in the dark) so last nights shower wouldn't do more damage to our ailing roof and attic.
Thankfully the tree didn't come through the studio roof, and that the trees root ball didn't damage the shed where we store most of our material. What a relief!

Soo... What's next? I guess we go back to work today, thanks to Kathie!! I'm kind of a mess but she'll come in and cut and wrap up your orders. She'll have to take them to her house to print shipping labels until our internet services are back. This should only cause a slight delay for you all.

I hope my fellow East Coast peeps are all well and have power ASAP!