I have used oil cloth many times in the past to make various bags. I just love the stuff. Well after eating at the Red Iguana last week in Salt Lake City and seeing their beautiful oil cloth tablecloths I realized that’s exactly what I need for my dining room table.
We have a family dinner every Sunday night, and forgive me for saying this. but, my family members are the messiest people around. I always use a tablecloth on the table and it has to get some serious laundering every time it’s used. So the solution is. . . . . . oil cloth.
Off to M & L fabrics this past week to purchase 3 different pieces, to accommodate the various dining room table sizes.
The most common size is without a leaf. This is how my table is most of the time so I picked my favorite.
Here it is on the table, all set for dinner.
If I use one leaf, this is the tablecloth.
And finally for the times I add both leafs, this is the table cloth I’ll use.
The white is my least favorite but it will look fine when there’s a ton of people here.
My three favorite things about oil cloth: 1) I love the bright colors 2) All I have to do is wipe if off with a damp sponge and it’s clean 3) You don’t have to sew the edges, just cut to size and you’re ready to go.