Thursday, July 28, 2011


Here's a great picture from our reps over in the Kregger showroom at the L.A. Mart, Suite 855! For all you wholesalers (remember-Kregger is not open to the public) contact Craig Kramer at (213) 7465734 for more information! Check out their oilcloth wares by appointment only, find them here at the L.A. Mart's official website.

No Sew No Problem

Don't forget that you can always use no sew tape for an assortment of oilcloth projects!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Bucket Buddy!

Home Depot has these colorful new buckets that are perfect to pair with our oilcloth Bucket Buddy! This great oilcloth product is super handy and vibrant! The Bucket Buddy is great for anyone who likes to garden! With 15 pockets you can have all your tools, gloves, and seeds organized and easy to reach. It's easy to clean and care for and fits any standard 5 gallon utility bucket (bucket is not included). The Bucket Buddy comes in three different fruity and floral prints!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cupcakes and Cashmere

Cupcakes and Cashmere is a haven full of eye candy; fashion, food, and household projects make up Emily Schuman's blog. Schuman, who is "in the process of writing [her] first book," is also the Style Director for In a recent blog post titled Kitchen Essentials, Schuman features a project that uses Chalkcloth (TM)! This functional and fashionable fabric has always been popular, but more and more we are seeing it used in different ways. It's great for in the kitchen, either attached to a fridge or stylized with a vintage frame! Chalkcloth (TM) adds that touch of coolness to any home, bringing together the classic with the trendy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oilcloth Project: Barstools

The Diary of a Craft Chica offers a great project idea with this fiesta barstool.

Cut Out & Keep: Project Idea

Here's a smart and easy oilcloth project idea that is both functional and eye catching! Cut Out & Keep, a site that asks users to "make and share step-by-step craft tutorials," offers easy to follow instructions about how to make your very own Pin Up Board. Using our Paradise Lace Orange print, a vintage floral inspired pattern, these creative crafters made a board that can be hung on the wall or placed anywhere around the house to showcase pictures of friends or family, to do lists, and the like.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sewing with Oilcloth by Kelly McCants

While oilcloth has been around for a century, it is once again becoming a household staple; perfect for use in the kitchen, for baby and kid projects, or for bags and totes. This specialty sewing book will give reader the ins, outs and how –tos of this versatile and functional fabric.

SEWING WITH OILCLOTH (Wiley; August 29, 2011, $18.99) covers sewing with the family of specialty fabrics collectively known as oilcloth. Easy-to-follow instructions, and special tips and tricks needed to get the most out of these fabrics are covered. The unique applications of each fabric and how to treat and care for the finished pieces is also described in detail.

From home goods to accessories, from baby gear to outdoor decor, you'll find oilcloth sewing projects that unlock the potential of both traditional choices and new designer prints. You'll follow along helpful, trouble-free instructions to sew oilcloth projects like a simple tablecloth, garden apron, farmer's market tote, baby bib, and so much more.


  • Features beautiful and polished full-color photographs of all projects
  • Projects for the Home: readers will find out how to make a simple tablecloth, a chalkboard table runner, storage bins, tags handy for organizing or gifting, a garden apron, a patio seat cushion, a festive party banner, and an appliqué pillow to accent outdoor decor.
  • Moms will love the collection of wipe-clean items for babies and kids which include a bib, a splat mat, an art smock, a mommy apron, a toddler apron, and a wet bag.

Whether you're a seasoned stitcher or just starting out in the exciting world of sewing with oilcloth, this one-of-a-kind book gives you everything you need to easily get the most out of this specialty fabric.