Monday, May 30, 2011

The Neighborhood Salon

The Neighborhood Salon in Echo Park, CA is a stylish, community driven business in one of our favorite parts of Los Angeles! Owner Ava strives "to create a place that embodies the vibrance of the community she loves." We had our hair done there and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. These oilcloth lined cubbys serve as inspiration for your own household oilcloth projects! The beautiful and colorful paint makes a great pairing with the vintage flair of our Pears and Apples Yellow print!

A Very New Oilcloth Product!

We at Oilcloth International are excited to introduce the oilcloth Peg Bag as our latest product! Just in time for summer, the Peg Bag is perfect for drying laundry the old fashioned way outside in the summer heat! The bag features two of our most popular prints, Stella Cherries and Paradise Lace -both in black. This new product is both stylish and functional!

Oilcloth Project Idea

Check out the CI Project of the Week, the Existential Tray, a great DIY project idea made even better with oilcloth! You can easily use oilcloth to line trays, drawers, etc. because oilcloth is easy to cut and clean! The project is courtesy of artist Kerry Lynn of 7gypsies.

Our New Oilcloth Print!

Introducing our new oilcloth print Tehuana! This beautiful floral print that we will offer in black, brown, and a purple background!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Modern June: Sewing with Oilcloth

Modern June, a great company that offers "handmade housewares for the hip home," will release a new book called Sewing with Oilcloth: 20 Patterns That Make Sewing with Oilcloth Easy. Fresh. and Fun. Click here to pre-order from Amazon.

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Oilcloth Item!

Check out Oilcloth International's new print combination for one of our most popular products, the small tote! Our classic Faux Bois Birch print paired with our funky new Zebra Brown is sure to make a popular item for summer!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Oilcloth Project: Ditty Bag

Click here to learn how to make your very own oilcloth ditty bag! Martha Stewart and company have featured a unique pattern for an oilcloth bag that can hold your lunch, accessories, or whatever else your heart desires! This photo features one of our These Are History Prints called Pillowticking Blue and one of our current best selling prints, Gingham Kiwi Green!

Caring for Your Oilcloth

In order to provide the best quality care for your oilcloth tablecloth and/or products make sure never to machine wash. The fabric is waterproof and water will not flow through it. Common sense says to use a warm, soapy sponge. For extra shine use white vinegar and water to remove any soap film from your oilcloth. Always store your oilcloth clean and dry. Check out Textile Industry Affairs for more information about care of your fabrics.

Bloom Magenta in Readymade Magazine

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Oilcloth International is now the proud owner of the Chalkcloth (TM) domain name! As of now the website will direct you to our Oilcloth website, but please keep checking for updates!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

e-Patterns Central

Check out e-Patterns Central for oilcloth patterns and project ideas!

Heartfelt Garden, 2

Here are a few more images of just a few of the great prints that Heartfelt Garden has to offer! Polka dot oilcloth pouches are cute and functional as is this unique bag made with our Paris Blue!

Heartfelt Garden

Cindy Nordin of the Heartfelt Garden has designed several different oilcloth bag patterns! Click here to check out an array of patterns for quilts, pillows, and bags! We like this bag pattern because it features an assortment of oilcloth prints: Paradise Lace Green, Polka Dot Black, Cafe Check Yellow, Hibiscus Blue, and Gingham Kiwi Green!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Oilcloth International would like to wish everyone a very happy mother's day! I'd like to especially express sincere gratitude and love to my own mother, the founder of Oilcloth International, Cardie K. Molina! Mama, we love you so much! Mother of three children and one chihuahua, you are so smart, creative, energetic, supportive, and successful; you are an inspiration and of course the best mom in the whole world!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feliz Cinco de Mayo de Oilcloth Int'l!!!

Cinco de Mayo

This Cinco de Mayo, as you celebrate Mexican heritage and culture, don't forget to use any of our various oilcloth products in over 50 prints & patterns! Our oilcloth is 100% real Mexican oilcloth, the prints are vivid, colorful, and range from traditional Mexican patterns to contemporary designs! Today's date commemorate the Mexican army's victory of the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Oilcloth tablecloths, tote bags, cosmetic pouches, and aprons all make for great accessories of gifts for your Cinco de Mayo gathering!