Showing posts with label Mexican oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mexican oil. Show all posts

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tips for Sewing Oilcloth / Laminated Cotton

Here are some easy to follow Tips on How to sew Oilcloth Fabric  and Laminated Cotton Fabric ~

Oilcloth/Laminated cotton  is relatively easy to sew, a teflon foot can be used in your sewing maching, making the friction less so as the fabric will glide easily.

I personally use a Silcon spray,  lightly spraying  the footer plate of the sewing machine and the shiney side of the oilcloth.  This will then allow the oilcloth to glide effortlessly between the two eliminating any friction.  You must hold the fabric steady, so as not to get too many wavy lines, but once you have practised a couple of times, its really easy.  Oilcloth can also be overlocked, using the same method. 

Thats all there is to it. It slides beautifully.
Have a practise first, you'll be amazed how easy it is.

Tablecloths dont need hemming as Oilcloth / Laminated cottons do not fray, but a nice finish is either to cut along the edges with pinking scissors (zig zags) or make a scollaped edge using half of a cup or plate.  This is very effective and will set off your tablecloth or apron bottom beautifully.  The edges can also be bound with bias binding in a contrasting colour, this is very simple and effective too.

Have fun experimenting with sewing oilcloth, you will be amazed at how easy it is, and wondered why you didnt try it out before.

We have just listed some gorgeous new oilcloth bundles, in simply stunning summer colours, with limes and pinks, poppies, blues and stripes.  

Happy sewing!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Amy Butler Laminated Cotton/Oilcloth Offer

  Todays great offer is a fabulous bundle of Amy Butlers Laminated Oilcloth fabrics
4 pieces ( 68cm x 50cm each) equivalent to 1 metre

Today only $36.00 or the bundle.  Usually $45.00 (20% off)

Each fat quater measures  68cm x 50cm and is large enough for most projects, bags, roll up bags, nappy holders, bunting flags, doorstops, wipeclean cushion.  
We stock a large range of oilcloth and laminated cotton, pop in store for more bundles

Amy Butler Laminated Cotton/oilcloth bundle

So my camera isnt working, im not surprised, as i took it to the beach last week, and like the kind loving mother that i am handed it to my 9 year old, to click away merilly.

Not until i turned and looked that I saw to my horrow, 2 hands covered in SAND........  I looked at him , I looked at my camera and just shook my head.  Well at least he had fun for 5 minutes.
We closed the the lens and packed it away, after shaking all the sand out.

When some new fabric arrived earlier this week, I excitedly got my camera out and YES, it had sand in it.  I  had totally forgotten we had taken it to the beach and the sandy hands incident.

So it is now at Teds being de-sanded so I can use it again.
So again whilst this is happening, i thought Id add some special offers for the Easter holiday, seeing as though i cannot take any new pics of my nice new quilting fabrics  until next week hopefully!!!

I shall have a special each day, with the previous being put back to its original price.  So be quick because they will change quickly.

Heres todays.  happy shopping........

Get inspired and create something gorgeous with our 
oilcloth and fabric bundles.