Monday, November 19, 2012

National Tie One On Day

November 21st, 2012, is National Tie One On Day! Make sure to wear your oilcloth apron the day of because this holiday, traditionally celebrated the wednesday before Thanksgiving, is all about giving. NTOOD encourages people to share with a neighbor, friend, or charity!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The International Quilt Market

For the past few days Oilcloth International has been at the International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas! Here's a glimpse at our Chalkcloth (TM) sign and our booth with all of your oilcloth goodies!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

You Can't Take It With You

Being thrifty starts with a cool wallet! Thrifty Zippers offers a variety of cute wallets made with oilcloth. In addition to being waterproof, this wallet has 6 zippered pockets down the middle and has room for a checkbook, id, and cards in the side pockets. Our Bloom Aqua and Red Stripe oilcloth are a perfect combination for an accessory that is both functional and eye-catching.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

So Fresh & So Clean

Our Rosegall Pink, which comes in Aqua and Light Blue as well, looks fantastic as a pretty lining for these classic dishwashing gloves!

For Your Pet

Click here to learn "How to Make a Collapsible Travel Dish for your pet" using oilcloth! This project modifies a basic origami fold to create a pet bowl that holds water with no leaks!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Wiggle Waggle

Micou and Cardie

King Tut

Micou, King Tut and Cardie Molina (owner of Oilcloth International) are proud to be raising money for the animals at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS). PHS cares for more than 12,000 animals a year by providing food, shelter, veterinary care, adoptions, reunification and so much more. 
Donate $20 or more to my team and get a FREE 48"x 84" oilcloth tablecloth from! (limited offer...act soon) or even a smaller amount would be sure to put it toward The Punk Rock Rovers - one of the 10 ten teams - and my listing. I have a goal!

If you would like to do even more, you can sign up to join me at no cost and more than 1,000 dogs for the Wiggle Waggle Walk on Sunday, September 30th at the Rosebowl. It will be a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hemma Design

Hemma Design derives its namesake from the Swedish phrase for "at home," and that's exactly where their gorgeous patterns thrive. "Whether you sew, quilt, embroider, knit, or do any kind of needlework, [Hemma] believe[s] that handicrafts create a happier world." Check out their website for more insight into not just "the finished product" but the process of creating- and as always, make sure to use oilcloth with just about any of these great patterns." This "Lilla Handlebar Basket Pattern" showcases both our Polka Dot Red and Gingham Red oilcloth prints!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Make Your Own KitchenAid Cover with Oilcloth

Sew Take a Hike is a crafty blog that features different projects involving "sewing, baking, crocheting, paper making, and knitting." We love that Penny, the creative force behind the website, offers her readers great patterns- many of which would be fantastic if made with oilcloth! Penny states that Sew Take a Hike is "old country style mixed with a modern bend"...sounds like oilcloth in a nutshell! 
This past April, Sew Take a Hike supplied readers with a pattern for a KitchenAid. The basic fabric used to create this classic KitchenAid cover can easily be replaced with oilcloth. Don't forget that oilcloth comes in over 50 prints and patterns! You can pick a classic gingham, a vibrant floral, or even an animal print to create your personalized KitchenAid cover!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Hot Hot Heat

We dig that way this Mara Hoffman swimsuit is inspired by the same Mexican textile art that our Aztec Lime Green resembles!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RBT Bags

RBT Bags offers an impressive amount of oilcloth products and project ideas; in an array of colors and prints RBT Bags has created so many different oilcloth goodies that it's hard to choose just one picture to show off to all of you oilcloth lovers! From koozies, aprons, binders, and splat mats to wine carries this creative company sells products on their official website as well as on etsy. These oilcloth checkbooks are just the tip of the icebergs so make sure to check out RBT Bags!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Deals at the Folk Tree

The Folk Tree in Pasadena, CA offers an assortment of Mexican folk art and crafts; owner Rocky Behr claims that "the great joy of [her] life is traveling remote villages of Mexico to gather the amazing spectacular work of artisans living there." In addition to the array of indigenous goods that you can find at this jewel of a shop tucked away on the outskirts of Los Angeles County is oilcloth- of course! The Folk Tree has offered the public a variety of oilcloth prints for many years and Oilcloth International would like to thank them for their many years of support and patronage!

This month, The Folk Tree is offering a 10% discount on oilcloth products if you like them on Facebook. Click here to 'like' The Folk Tree!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oilcloth International's Warehouse Sale 7/1!!!

Dear Oilcloth Fans!

Our Warehouse Sale will be on Sunday, July 1st between 2:00-5:00 pm this year.

We hope you can make it at this new time and day designed to be a little calmer and relaxed for shopping.

We hope there will be plenty to choose from for everybody, please no pulling stacks and editing off in a corner …that will not be allowed this time! We are just doing our best to try and please everyone.

Cash or check only, wear a hat for the sun.

Hope you are having a great summer!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Modern June Does It Again!

Once again, Modern June, has created a memorable set up with oilcloth! We are always so impressed with her ability to create fun, stylish, and smart oilcloth goodies! Whether it's a simple touch of oilcloth, like a bright Hibiscus Yellow tablecloth, or an eye-catching oilcloth banner, this easy to clean & long-lasting fabric will add that special something to any summertime get-together! You can make your own oilcloth banner, and just about any other DIY oilcloth project, by purchasing your own copy of Sewing with Oilcloth!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Morning in Morocco

Our new print, "Mosaic Orange," is a subtle combination of vibrant colors and geometric patterns; love this print and can't wait to enjoy a morning cup of tea with this print on the table!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to the men and women who have served our country. We hope that everyone is finding their own way to celebrate this wonderful day of commemoration!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Chalky Containers

In a recent blogpost from TrendHunter, Linda Facci, the creative director for Magnolia Bakery, teachers the masses how to make their own "blackboard lunch bag" made from our Chalkcloth (TM)! Click here to learn how to make your own chalky container!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Teacher's Pet

Recently, Oilcloth International received an email from Susan David, a creative  woman who made-over the teacher's lounge at a local school! Susan made use of our Mariposa Seafoam Green in order to cover a a large set of tables; oilcloth is so easy to clean that this should save those hardworking teacher's lots of time and trouble. Then, Susan used our Paradise Lace Black oilcloth as a creative cover-up for two bathroom sinks; Susan even added a silver rhinestone banding at the top for some extra flare!
Our Mariposa Seafoam Green brightens up this teacher's lounge! 

Mariposa Seafoam Green

Our Paradise Lace Black adds a touch of style to this bathroom. 

Paradise Lace Black

Friday, April 27, 2012

Road to Morocco

Our "Mosaic Purple" oilcloth is as pretty as a picture! "Mosaic" is a vibrantly detailed print that comes in three different colors: purple, blue, and cafe!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Red Rover

Our "Picnic Check Red" oilcloth is perfect for springtime picnics and summer getaways! This vintage oilcloth print is so stylish and classic; it'd be great to host a group of friends and have this print be the backdrop to some fresh food and drinks!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ezee-Visit Pet Vet Mat

Oilcloth International is excited to show off the custom print we produced for Ezee-Visit Pet Vet Mat, a company that offers "an innovative product designed with your pet's comfort in mind. Designed to stabilize pets during vet visits, a pet owner or veterinarian can provide the mat to give pets secure footing on any clinic surfaces, such as stainless steel or other types of exam tables, tile floors, and scales. The result is a more relaxed pet, vet and pet owner, and a better quality visit."

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rural Spin

Recently, Rural Spin, a blog that brings "traditional home and garden arts to a new generation," posted this picture of a typical kitchen from the early-mid Twentieth Century and of course oilcloth makes an appearance in the photo! This image was taken by the Farm Security Administration & Office of War Information. As one commentator stated, "this is [a time during which] kitchens weren't about...high priced gadgetry, but the life center of the home. Well worn pieces that were tried and true...[it was] all about simplicity and practicality" (Kris Roup). It makes sense that an oilcloth tablecloth would be a requisite accessory to any home during this time period. Nowadays, some Americans are surrounded by disposability- a throw away tablecloth might be more common in an average household, but it doesn't have to be that way, oilcloth is a sturdy, easy to clean, highly functional fabric that is offered in a variety of prints and colors for you to choose from. In accordance with the modern movement toward sustainability let's all take a note from the past and remember why it's important to invest in enduring products!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sit Down & Stay A While

Recently, Urban Outfitters being the international hipster destination it's famous for, custom ordered what is definitely one of the most simple- yet most stylish and cool oilcloth products that we've been a part of creating- oilcloth chair cushions! So basic and utterly uncomplicated, right? Yet these oilcloth chair cushions are cute and eye-catching and fashionable and functional and already sold out on the Urban Outfitters website! These oilcloth cushions are made with one of best selling oilcloth prints, Mums Yellow, and are made in the USA. Oilcloth International offers an array of oilcloth patterns & colors, so if you'd like to make your own oilcloth cushion check out our website and click here to check out Sewing with Oilcloth by Kelly McCants, a book that will teach you how to make a variety of different oilcloth projects!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Check out "Alexis," a 2 inch oilcloth guitar strap created by LM, and made with our Hibiscus Dark Pink print! LM offers a variety of guitar straps, everything from animal print to horror themed and more! This particular strap is constructed with a padded pleather underside for comfort and style. LM provides "the finest straps in the world and all made in the U.S.A. No matter what your attitude or personality we have a strap that will be 'a perfect fit'."

Monday, April 2, 2012

Singing in the Rain

This has to be one of our most favorite pictures of oilcloth that I've seen as of late! Seems as if a creative seamstress has created an oilcloth umbrella with our Stella Aqua print!

Blue Bunny

Easter sunday is around the corner and we here at Oilcloth International want to introduce you to our new oilcloth print "Mosaic Blue," a pattern and color combination that adds a touch something new and different to a traditional holiday!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Folk Tree

The Folk Tree in Pasadena, CA offers an assortment of Mexican folk art and crafts; owner Rocky Behr claims that "the great joy of [her] life is traveling remote villages of Mexico to gather the amazing spectacular work of artisans living there." In addition to the array of indigenous goods that you can find at this jewel of a shop tucked away on the outskirts of Los Angeles County is oilcloth- of course! The Folk Tree has offered the public a variety of oilcloth prints for many years and Oilcloth International would like to thank them for their many years of support and patronage!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

To Protect & to Serve

Oilcloth International has been making oilcloth aprons available to people all over the world for just about as long as we've been in business! Oilcloth is durable, easy to clean, and so stylish! Our collection of over 50 prints and colors allows for a range of styles and patterns to choose from. Just about everyone can find their favorite print, a classic polka dot or a vibrant floral print, whatever your heart desires! We've seen quite a few different styles of apron made from oilcloth, and now we are encouraging you to make your own! Click here to check out a vintage pattern made available by Decades of Style, a pattern company that offers vintage sewing and dress patterns all the way from the 1930's to the 1950's.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Check out our new oilcloth print, Hana, a gorgeous, vintage inspired print that is a wonderful addition to Oilcloth International's assortment of over 50 prints and colors!

Pining for Pinning

Oilcloth International has joined the Pinterest, a new kind of social networking and image adoring website that has grown exponentially in both popularity and recognition over a short period of time. In a recent article titled "This Is Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest," author Jordan Crook examines the most recent web phenomenon that is Pinterest. Crook explains that "the questions never end [regarding how Pinterest "stack[s] up against the big guys [like tumblr, Facebook, and twitter]", mainly because Pinterest kind of came out of left field and threw the entire model on its head. It's not for women, but it is mainly women...We all want to better understand it, especially considering that the network is still building itself out."

Here are some of the most interesting facts about Pinterest that Crook offers readers:

  • The number of Pinterest users to visit the site daily has gone up 145 percent since the beginning of 2012.
  • Pinterest user growth is better than that of Facebook and Twitter at the same point in their history.
  • Brands are having a helluva time leveraging Pinterest - Better Homes & Gardens has 25,000+ followers on Pinterest, compared to 21,000 on Twitter.
It's clear that Pinterest is quickly gaining an influence amongst both brands and consumers! Check out our Pinterest here and make sure to get your own, follow us, and join in on the fun!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Be All That You Can Be

"Jennifer Konstanzer, of Columbia, Mo., views the silk-screen canvases of Andy Warhol at the opening Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, of an art exhibit celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Mo. The exhibit showcases 125 art pieces from the museum's permanent collection at State Fair Community College."

These beautifully silk-screened images remind us of our oilcloth camouflage prints! Click here to check out Camouflage Blue and Camouflage Green!
(AP Photo/Sedalia Democrat, Sydney Brink)

Quilting As You Go

Our Zebra Black oilcloth print made an appearance on the cover of this quilting magazine promoted by the G.E. Designs company! Click here to learn more about how to make your own oilcloth tote bag!

Oilcloth on Dexter

After a long hiatus, Oilcloth International is back in the blogosphere! So glad to be back to blogging and celebrating all that is oilcloth! So, while I have tons of projects and people to commend via the blog, I have decided to present one of the latest and greatest oilcloth on TV glimpses! During the last season of Showtime's Dexter, the show's central character enjoyed finger food displayed upon an oilcloth tablecloth. Seeing as the show is set in Miami it's no surprise that set designers chose our Oranges Light Blue print! Oilcloth looks great on and offscreen!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

International Textiles Expo March 20-22, 2012

Oilcloth International will be at the International Textiles Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 20th-22nd, 2012! The show will be held at The Source at the Rio and showcases fashion fabrics, home dec fabrics, trimming, craft fabrics, special occasion, and quilt fabrics. Here is a free pre-registration for the textile show, hope to see many of you oilcloth and fabric lovers there!

"Serving the needs of retail fabric, craft and quilting stores, as well as designers and manufacturers in the apparel, accessories, home furnishings and gift industries, we are your source. The Shows provide a market place for products, professional development opportunities and trend forecasting for the upcoming season. The International Textiles Expo is where contacts and professional relationships are made and developed."