Saturday, February 25, 2012

Coming Soon: New Laminated Cottons from Heather Bailely


Heather Bailey Freshcut Laminated Cotton Graphic Brown

 Heather Bailey Freshcut Laminated Cotton Graphic Mums Turquoise
 Heather Bailey Freshcut Laminated Cotton Lounge Stripe Gold
Heather Bailey Freshcut Laminated Cotton Lounge Stripe Jade


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Great Idea: Laminated Cotton Apron

How totally cute is this laminated cotton apron!?! Laura, See How We Sew, has made a wonderful hostess apron with PLEATS!! She's brilliant, brilliant I tell you! Not only did she floor me with pleats, she added a D-ring so she could keep her tea towel handy.
Painters tape to the rescue!! Personal note, don't leave the painters tape of for too long, it can leave a sticky film if it's on too long -- I've learned that one the hard way.
Pretty laminated cotton pleats!! 

Head on over to See How We Sew and tell her how much you love it. She's hosting a give away too. Good luck!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Q and A: The wrong side of laminated cotton

This super cute fabric will be arriving in March, but I got a hold of some to play with early!! Stay tuned!!
Q: What does the backside of the laminate cotton look like and just to verify, it is food safe?

A The back side of laminated cotton is just cotton fabric. Unfortunately, the fabric manufacturers have not had their fabric tested for food safety. Here's what I know about food safety and fabric..

Q: Thank you, is the back side printed or solid white?

A: Laminated cotton is a two process fabric. First the design is printed onto cotton, just like a quilting cotton would be. Then the printed fabric is laminated with a thin coating of polyurethane.

I have attached a photo with the wrong side of a fabric that will becoming out next month. You can clearly see the monkey's on the back side.

Thanks for asking, I hope this helps,

Monday, February 20, 2012

I spy Oilcloth...

I've been holding on to this photo for awhile now. Over the holidays I was listening to re-runs of White Collar on my computer while working in the studio. Imagine my surprise when I looked up and saw this. OMG, there in the background I spied oilcloth.

Lester's Plastic Land!! I immediately hit pause grabbed my camera and took a photo of my laptop screen. I know, I am very silly about the oilcloth!! I need a bumper sticker that says "I break for oilcloth." I sat there wondering if Lester's really existed. No, surely it's just a set. You know I had to Google it.

I found out the truth about Lester's Plastic Land, the writers of White Collar tweeted this... "FYI, Lester's Plastic Land in the b.g. of the stakeout, a nice nod to our awesome production designer, Lester Cohen." @WCwriters  How much fun is that?

If you spy oilcloth please send up a photo!! The Oilcloth Addicts of the world need to know!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Q and A: Laminated Cotton Dog Mat?

Q: I am wondering if laminated cotton would do well for a dog bed? My daschund recently was diagnosed with Diabetes and is peeing all the time, even on his bed.

I am hoping I can use this material in a pretty pattern and sew up a cover for his bedding.

Thank you!

A:  I have so been there, but with a cat!!! It's so hard on both of you, isn't it? We did the same thing for our Willow Kitty and it helped a lot with clean up, you can just whip it clean. I can't guarantee that it won't hold the scent but it's better the the alternative.

Laminated cotton is BPA and PVC free and waterproof so this is a great fabric for families and pets.

If you make a cover and put in a zipper or snaps you can throw it in the washer. Washing changes the fabric a bit but it's not going to hurt it.  This way you could removed it if once it's beyond whipping clean.

All my best,

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tart-a- lisious!

We've been waiting and waiting for more Tart laminated cotton for almost 3 months and it's HERE!!!! Grab it up while you can my lovelies, I am sure these two bolts will fly out the door.

Q and A: Lamianted Cotton Tablecloths

A table should be pretty even when you live in a construction zone!

Q:  Does the laminated cotton work as well for a table cloth as the oil cloth? Where is the laminated cotton made? Which would you recommend for a dining room table?

A:  I am sitting at my dining room table right now and it's covered with the apple chevron laminated cotton. I've totally switched to laminated cotton for my personal use. Most of the fabric is wider -- 56" wide-- so I don't have to piece it together. That's a time saver!!

Everyone of my laminated tablecloths has lasted just as long as my oilcloths. The wipe up well and are just as water resistant as oilcloth. The nice thing is that they don't have that PVC smell. Laminate is covered with a PUL coating not PVC.

The fabric companies are importing it in from Korea.

Hope this helps,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy February Sale

Happy February!

It's OK to give yourself a little something...

It doesn't matter what your into celebrating this cold February, it's all on sale at Modern June and Oilcloth Addict! Enter our Super20 coupon code in at check out and save 20%!! Now through February 29th! Come on and buy that new tablecloth or fabric you've dying to buy, all the excuses you need are right here.
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