This is NOT YOUR GRANDMA"S OILCLOTH. It's not made of oil, nor is it made with toxic PVC like the Mexican “oilcloth”. Don’t be fooled--Mexican oilcloth never biodegrades and contains Phthalates, which have been known to cause cancer. By comparison, our water-based urethane coating is laminated to the face of the fabric, combining durability with easy-care convenience (it cleans up easily with a damp cloth). All of our fabrics are food-safe, earth-safe, and family-friendly.
Back in the day, oilcloth was made by coating cotton with linseed oil, which cracked and peeled with age. This became obsolete with the advent of non-cracking plastics, using phthalates (forever chemicals) to make them bend.
Our "Magic Fabric" has the weight and drape of real cotton quilting cloth. It's laminated with a soft matte biodegradable finish to ensure it can stand up to years of wear and tear. It's sophisticated, feels like plain fabric, and is built to last.