300 + prints of Laminated cotton fabric aka oilcloth

Grass Valley, California · 35093 Sales


300 + prints of Laminated cotton fabric aka oilcloth

Grass Valley, California 35093 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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Laminates is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Closed for vacation through July 8th - In the meantime here's a link to some of my sold items and FAQ's are at the bottom of this page


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 7, 2017

Closed for vacation through July 8th - In the meantime here's a link to some of my sold items and FAQ's are at the bottom of this page



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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Heather on Jun 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My fabric arrived quickly and in excellent condition! I can't wait to work with it! The texture is flexible and just what I was looking for! My mom had an apron for years that was waterproof but softer than oilcloth. I think this is what I need to replace it! I loved the selection to choose from! I will definitely be back to buy again:)

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Who is Deb?

Hi! I started this adventure after making children's clothes for my grand kids - in particular handmade raincoats. Friends, and friends of friends wanted them but I couldn't keep up with demand, closed the shop and decided to sell the fabric instead. I LOVE scouring different fabric designer blogs to find new and exciting prints and products and hope you find something you like. Have ?s about the product? See my FAQ below or contact me.

What do I do when I'm not working in the shop?
♥ I travel a LOT!
♥ I make sure I learn something new everyday.
♥ I treat myself to good friends as much as possible.
♥ I spend as much time with my family as I can.
oh - and I love to autocross our 60's car

Hope you have a wonderful shopping experience - I'm glad to meet you.
Please visit my policy page here for detail of the fabrics I carry - how the shop is set up - and common questions


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Last updated on Jun 2, 2017
Frequently asked questions

How is your etsy store set up? (ETSY studio doesn't have these sections) Please visit my etsy store here while etsy is working out these issues

It's divided up into "sections" - by widths - then by product - Don't miss the COTTON and patterns section!

♥ Laminated cotton fabric by the yard - about 40" wide
♥ Laminated cotton fabric by the yard - WIDE - about 55" wide
♥ BACK Laminated cotton fabric - all sizes - The laminate is on the non-print side - aka cotton PUL (this isn't polyester)
♥ 18" x 20" & 20" x 20" - laminated cotton fabric
♥ 1/2 yard pieces - 18" x 40" - laminated cotton fabric
♥ Sale Laminated cotton / remnants
♥ Iron-on vinyl - great for diy!
♥ Food Safe lining fabric
♥ Cotton fabric by the yard (not laminated)
♥ Sale cotton / remnants
♥ Patterns / Notions
♥ Custom / Samples / Tubes
♥ Fusibles & Sew In - fleece & interfacings
the rest are self explanatory

What makes a fabric considered safe for children's products?

The USA Federal Act of 2008 states that children's products cannot contain more than 300 parts per million of lead. “Children’s products” are defined as “a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger.” Three phthalates, DEHP, DBP, and BBP, have been permanently prohibited by Congress in concentration of more than 0.1% in “children’s toys” or “child care articles.” A “child care article” means a product that a child 3 and younger would use for sleeping, feeding, sucking or teething. Producers selling children's products are required to meet these guidelines within the USA.

If you sell children's products request a testing certificate for your records

What is the difference between oilcloth and laminated cotton?

My laminated cotton is softer and more pliable - Mine are made using high quality designer cotton fabric with a thin (1 mil) layer of waterproof protection - it's easier to sew - and approved for use in children's products. It's wipeable, and most are washable - as with most cotton fabrics be sure to "set" color - especially darks & reds - if you plan on washing or storing wet products (ie: wet bags)

Oilcloth is made using petroleum products and is NOT safe for children's products - It's more "stiff" and less pliable - I do not sell the traditional oilcloth, but many people still refer to laminated cotton as oilcloth so I use it as a search term.

How do you care for laminated cotton fabric? Any special sewing techniques?

Each of my listings give the manufacturer's care instructions - they are different depending on the manufacturer. I wash and dry all of the prints I sell, but it changes the "look" when the cotton shrinks a bit - and it becomes less shiny - so please TEST first to see if it gives you the "look" you like. The older cotton laminates (I don't carry any) did come separated when washed.

See sewing tips and techniques are on my website!

Does your laminated cotton work for chair pads, bibs, raincoats, tablecloths, splat mats, etc.? Does it have UV protection?

Yes, it works well - but it's not thick like naugahyde. You can visit my facebook page for photos of seat cushion projects here at and samples are available (4/$1.00) here so you can see it first. The fabric is wipeable, soft, pliable and waterproof.

UV protection? - No it does not - It is not intended for continued outdoor use. The cotton will fade and deteriorate with the sun exposure.

Can you iron your laminated cotton fabric? or have it shipped with a tube?

Some manufacturers suggest no ironing and "Finger pressing" is usually the recommended option ... and often this is just fine ... BUT if you choose to iron here's what I've found successful - but please test first.

Trim the selvedges (where the laminate ends on the sides) so it doesn't stick to your ironing cloth, board or iron - Use a pressing cloth on a lower setting - iron on the non-laminated side being very careful not to touch the iron to the laminated surface. I sometimes increase the heat and add steam too. I can't always get out all the wrinkles, but this works for me. I do have tube shipping available and listed in my store.

See my website and facebook for tips - project pictures and techniques!

Can I return my fabric?

Due to this fabric being cut to length and health policies I cannot accept returns unless I've made a mistake. Please purchase samples if in doubt about the product or color as monitors can change the appearance.

Samples are listed in the store (4/$1.00 ) in the custom / samples / tube section or here is the direct link

Does your laminated cotton have BPA?

The suppliers in the US are required to meet CPSIA compliance - Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act - but are not required to test for BPA - but many have - IF the manufacturer has provided me written documentation of testing I add "BPA free" to the listing.

This does NOT mean that there is BPA in the others - just that they haven't provided me written test documents.

Can you make me a tablecloth? or if I do it myself do the edges fray?

I'm sorry - I stopped taking orders for sewing when the store got so busy. Some people purchase the fabric from me and have someone else make the tablecloth - I can ship directly to your seamstress if you'd like that - just be sure to change the shipping address when you place your order.

Do the edges fray? Generally the laminate keeps the edges from fraying - and if you're patient you can trim with sharp zig zag or decorative scissors, but you may get the occasional thread.

Is your laminate food safe?

Food safe is a tough one - the FDA has not established a test for our manufacturers to use because their standards are for testing a "product" - not the components of a product. In other words the cotton laminate may be "food safe" but there's no test --- the laminates I carry have all been tested for CPSIA compliance (approved for children's products) and some have been tested for BPA also. Some of the laminated cotton out there have NOT been tested and should NOT be used for children's products. I do carry a tested FOOD SAFE lining fabric and have just found some laminates that have been approved with a matte finish. You can search "within" my store using "food safe" to view them.