Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sewing with Oilcloth: The Book Tour

We are so excited for Kelly McCants, a longtime customer of ours, and the creator of Oilcloth Addict & Modern June, mother of two, and now- published author! Sewing with Oilcloth is a collection of "20 patterns that make sewing oilcloth easy, fresh, and fun"! Kelly has been "sewing for 27 years," after she "received [her] degree in Technical Theater and Fashion Merchandising" Kelly went on to design costumes for both film and theatre. Modern Juneoffers "handmade housewares for the hip home" and has an etsy site where you can find oilcloth goodies like party banners and table runners, or design your own oilcloth pillowcase!Oilcloth Addict feeds your "oilcloth addiction with tips and tutorials" and has an etsy sitewhere you can purchase an assortment of oilcloth, laminated cotton, and Chalkcloth (TM)fabric!

Sewing with Oilcloth is a compilation of easy to understand patterns, creative project ideas and beautiful photographs taken by Meghan McSweeney. The book is skillfully divided into four sections so that oilcloth addicts can choose from an array of project ideas and other important information, like the tools, that you need to create oilcloth projects that are super functional and absolutely stylish! From Ch. 1 "Tools, Tips, and Trims" to Ch.2 "For the House," Ch. 3 "For You," and Ch. 4 "For Kids," each chapter reflects the variety that oilcloth as a fabric has to offer. As a creative & successful entrepreneur, accomplished designer, and loving mother, it's clear that Kelly's lifestyle has influenced her in writing this smart, chic, fun book!
Some of our favorite patterns are the oilcloth "seat cushions...[which are] custom-made...weather-friendly and easy-to-clean," we can imagine your friends and family admiring this oilcloth project for years to come. The "Chalk Cloth Table Runner" is another project that we think is sure to draw attention and compliments at your next get together. The "Farmers Market Tote" is another project that will yield a creation that you'll wonder how you used to live without, featuring "four exterior pockets for...herbs and flowers and [an] interior pocket [for] a safe place to stash...money" this bag is great for shopping!

Sewing with Oilcloth is a rare book, it's clear that Kelly holds oilcloth in a special place in her heart; she mentions the way that when some customers "touch and feel oilcloth, it takes them back in time," it reminds them of their mothers and grandmothers, of cooking family meals in the kitchen or taking family trips to "Woolworth's to get a new oilcloth for the kitchen table." Many of our customers have told us about their memories attached with oilcloth and we, like Kelly, are proud and excited to provide families of generations to come with even more!

Scroll down to see the blog schedule for Sewing with Oilcloth's book tour, make sure to check it out for more information on this great book! Leave us a comment and we'll pick one lucky reader to receive a copy of the book along with some free fabric so you can start on one of the smaller projects in the book!

Monday, August 29: Wiley Craft http://www.wileycraft.com/
Tuesday, August 30: / Crafty Pod http://www.craftypod.com/
Wednesday, August 31: Sew Mama, Sew http://www.sewmamasew.com/
Thursday, September 1: Dana Made http://www.dana-made-it.com/
Friday, September 2: Craft http://craftzine.com
Monday, September 3: True Up http://www.trueup.net/ and Craft Gossip http://craftgossip.com/
Tuesday, September 4: Oilcloth International http://www.oilcloth.com/
Wednesday, September 5: Average Jane Craft http://averagejanecrafter.blogspot.com/
Thursday, September 6: Prudent Baby http://www.prudentbaby.com/
Friday, September 7: Craft Sanity http://craftsanity.com/

17 comments:

Debra said...

This is a great giveaway with a chance to learn something new!

sksurfgirl said...

SO love Oilcloth and making new and creative items with it. So colorful, it lights up any day!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to learn more about oilcloth. It would be great to win so have some samples to learn with and a book with directions because my mother would like an oilcloth tablecloth.

Delores said...

Would love to win the book!! I have oilcloth waiting in my stash for a great idea!!
Thanks for the giveaway.

memmens said...

I love the look of this book, I really need some hints and tips to give me the confidence to give it a go! Thanks for the chance to win.

Head Pin said...

I would love to learn to sew with oilcloth. Thanks for the chance
Byrney3(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Margaret said...

What wonderful fabrics and ideas your blog has--I'd love to win the book too!

Allison C said...

I could really use this book! I just bought some oilcloth for the first time and I really don't know much about it. If I won this book I'm sure it would tell me everything I need to know.

Lee said...

This book looks great! thanks for the review and giveaway!

quilary said...

I have a few fat quarters of oilcloth and have already ruined one, but with this book I'm sure I'll have more success. Thanks for the chance.

gill said...

This looks such a great book! I would love to try making myself a bag!

MG said...

I would love to make some gifts using oilcloth--thie book looks like it has some great ideas.

Ziezo said...

Thanks to this book I have discovered this blog - you have a new follower!

Fantastic. . . I'm always in awe with oilcloth items, but never had the courage to sew it myself. Maybe this give away is the big change in my life?

Krystina said...

Thanks for the chance to win this, seems like a very interesting book!

Henria O. said...

Sounds like a neat book! It's certainly peaked my interest in this craft!

drmithome said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the review.

VickiT said...

This looks like an awesome book. I'd love to learn more about sewing with oilcloth and laminates. They are such great fabrics to use for so many projects.