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I was curious why this fabric is called Oilcloth so I did a little investigating.
Oilcloth, also known as enameled cloth or (in England) American cloth, is a close-woven cotton-duct or linen cloth with a coating of boiled linseed oil to make it waterproof. Historically, pre-Mackintosh, originally oilcloth was one of very few flexible, waterproof materials that was widely available. Leather was expensive—and required regular maintenance if often wetted. Oilcloth was used as an outer waterproof layer for luggage, both wooden trunks and flexible satchels, for carriages, and for weatherproof clothing.


Today we use it for making rain coats, bags, and patio table covers. I've also seen it used when making folded flowers; so cute!
 
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BLKCHERRIE Moda Oilcloth 48 wide Black with Cherries

 

OC48 Moda Oilcloth 48" wide Chalkboard

 

POKDOTRED Moda Oilcloth 48 wide White with Red Dots

 

R075, Oilcloth 48 wide Orange Vine

$9.25

R085, Oilcloth 48 wide White with Red & Blue Stars

$9.25

R099, Oilcloth 48 wide Gold Dot on Black

$9.25

R111, Oilcloth 48 wide Blue Dot on Tan

$9.25

R119, Oilcloth 48 wide Gingham Yellow

$9.25

R121, Oilcloth 48 wide Navy Gingham

$9.25

R123, Oilcloth 48 wide Pink Gingham

$9.25

R124, Oilcloth 48 wide Lime Gingham

$9.25

R145, Oilcloth 48 wide Black Toile

$9.25

R158, Oilcloth 48 wide White Dot on Tan

$9.25

R181, Oilcloth 48 wide Green Camo

$9.25

R198, Oilcloth 48 wide Hawaii White

$9.25

R199, Oilcloth 48 inch wide Hawaii Tan

$9.25

R240, Oilcloth 48 wide Ribbons & Gold Flowers on White

$9.25

R248, Oilcloth 48 wide Large Black Gingham

$9.25

R260, Oilcloth 48 wide Zebra Black

$9.25

R285, Oilcloth 48 wide Leopard

$9.25

R436, Oilcloth 48 wide Purple Stripe

$9.25

R600, Oilcloth 48 wide Primary Crayon

$9.25

R872, Oilcloth 48 wide Purple Tropics

$9.25

STRPBLKWHT Moda Oilcloth 48 wide White/Black Stripe

 

STRPBLUEHYB Moda Oilcloth 48" wide Blue Hybiscus

 

STRPBLUSTRW Moda Oilcloth 48 wide Blue/Strawberry

 

STRPREDHYB Moda Oilcloth 48 wide Red Hybiscus

 

Y0868-2 Clothworks Sew and Sew Pink Hearts on a yellow background

$10.60

YO863-2, Clothworks, Sew and Sew, Cream Stripe

$10.60

YO863-20, Clothworks, Sew and Sew, Green Stripe

$10.60

YO866-20, Clothworks, Sew and Sew, Green Notions

$10.60