Check out KWIK SEW, a great website for easy to sew patterns. This particular pattern would be great with your favorite oilcloth print!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
As summer approaches, it's getting to be that time of the year when Angelenos gather together family, friends, food and drink and head over to the Hollywood Bowl! March through September, the Hollywood Bowl will play host to various concerts, musicals and firework displays! The bowl has prices to fit everyone's budget and they encourage you to bring your own wine and picnic dinner. Make sure to check out their schedule and don't forget to include oilcloth when you pack a picnic!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Over the summer of 2008 Cardie Molina, the President of Oilcloth International wrote a letter to the editor of Fortune Small Business magazine in regards to going green. "As the owner of a green business, I enjoyed "Selling Green Houses (and Cars and Fuel)" (June). My company wholesales oilcloth yardage, tablecloths, and other home products. Because our stock comes on 12-yard rolls, we always generate leftovers when we cut tablecloths. Several years ago a light bulb went on-now we sell oilcloth "scrap" by the pound to fabric stores and small manufacturers. Instead of going to a landfill, it goes to so much use that we can barely meet demand. We've also tried to apply green practices in other aspects of our business. We use both sides of the paper for printing purchase orders, we buy recycled boxes for shipping, and we return wooden pallets to contractors. The little things add up."
Thursday, March 25, 2010
1) Print a template of the design and position the design upper edge approximately 5" from one oilcloth short end and right side. Mark the design center.
2) Hoop a square adhesive-backed tear-away stabilizer with the paper side facing up. Score the paper with a pin and tear away the paper inside the hoop to expose the adhesive.
3) Position the oilcloth rectangle over the adhesive stabilizer and finger-press to secure. Float a topper square over the oilcloth. Use masking tape to secure the topper perimeter, if desired.
4) Embroider the design, clipping any jump threads with each thread change.
5) Remove the oilcloth from the hoop. Gently tear away the stabilizer and the excess topper.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Check out In This Very Room, an online boutique that offers a great assortment of oilcloth products, jewelry, candles, soaps and baby products! Started by two friends in 1999, In This Very Room is a great company with unique items and hand picked products. Take a look at the oilcloth splat mats that come in an array of fun and stylish prints and patterns!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Check out Taos Adobe Quilting, a great compant offering fabrics, patterns, quilts and sewing machines! Located in Taos, New Mexico, they carry about 2,000 bolts of fabric, including oilcloth!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Did you know that if you carry an acorn, you will have continued good luck and a long life? Well, neither did we until we met the Farmer's Wife. We also didn't know that you could find an assortment of gorgeous oilcloth bags, mats, placemats and homegrown lavender all in the same place. Tina Krehe, the farmer's wife, lives on a farm in Northern California; where she and her family grow rice, walnuts and prunes. Click here to learn more about where you can find her products!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Love this "Zombie Bird" by Amy Ortiz of T&A Friendly. This unique piece was made with assorted mixed media including cloth from our Garvanza Home line. Last month, we attended the "Zombie Love" gallery opening at Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. and it was definitely a night to remember!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Over the weekend, we re-watched Risky Business. We're not sure if it was out of boredom or some sense of absent minded nostalgia. Anyways, we must have oilcloth on the brain because we couldn't help but notice that the interior decorations of Joel's parents suburban home reminded us of our Zoya White print, available in April 2010. For now you can choose from our Zoya Blue, Green and Pink.