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Oilcloth is one of the most beautiful, versatile types of fabric on the market today, and while it is certainly a top choice for indoor/outdoor tablecloths, it is also used to make stylish purses, big shopping bags, fun aprons, and a variety of other colorful objects. Things made out of this fabric are waterproof, extremely durable, and absolutely adorable.

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A short history of oilcloth, a cotton fabric with a thin coating of vinyl applied to the front, making it waterproof and durable. Our ancestors applied several layers of thick linseed oil to their heavier cotton fabrics to make them water resistant. Sailors used oilcloth to protect them in storms.

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A great directory of oilcloth resources, whether you want to purchase ready-made tablecloths. purses, etc., or you want to find oilcloth yardage and make things yourself.

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