- WHEN DO YOU SHIP?
Monday · Wednesday · Friday
Expect your goods to arrive about 5 days from when you order. Get in touch if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- CAN I PICKUP?
Yes! @ 2403 E Aloha St Seattle, WA 98112
Select the pickup option at check out. We will send you an email when it's ready. Come by any time! Find your order in the basket on our covered front porch, any day 24/7.
WHERE ARE THESE WONDERFUL PRODUCTS MADE?
Our special laminated cotton fabric is sourced responsibly from Korea.
All our products are cut and sewn right here in Seattle. We use immigrant sewers and pay a living wage. We cut tablecloths in our basement studio for our home sewers to finish. Bags and aprons are cut and sewn by a family run Seattle area shop. Read more HERE
WHAT IS THIS AMAZING COATING?
It’s a water-based urethane. This protective layer is rolled out in the factory and heat-set to the cotton. N nasty chemicals. The result is a creamy, durable, soft, and all-around fantastic-feeling fabric. It is made out of materials that will eventually biodegrade, but that won't happen until you are long done using it.
We had it tested in accordance with the FDA specifications for food safety by The Hong Kong Standards And Testing Centre Ltd. It also got an eco-friendly seal of approval from OEKO-TEX. Read More HERE
IS THIS OILCLOTH?
No! This is not your grandma’s oilcloth, it isn’t 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 used to be made by coating heavier weight cotton with linseed oil, which slowly cracked and peeled with age. This method became obsolete with the advent of non-cracking plastics. Our coated cotton "oilcloth" is still made with real fabric, so it has the weight and drape of real cloth, yet is laminated to ensure it can stand up to years of wear and tear. While many of our old laminates were shiny, our current fabrics have a soft matte finish. More sophisticated. It feels like plain fabric, but it's more rugged.
DO YOU HAVE SEWING PATTERNS?
Yes! Click HERE
CAN I LEAVE MY TABLECLOTH OUTSIDE IN THE HOT SUN FOR WEEKS ON END? NO! PLEASE DON'T
We encourage daily use, but prolonged UV light can cause the coating to yellow. So unless it is in the shade, please bring your tablecloth inside between uses to keep it looking fresh and vibrant.
WHAT SIZE OF TABLECLOTH DO I NEED?
Standard tablecloth "drop" is 6" - 12" on each side. Go up to 15" for a more formal look. If your tablecloth is off by a few inches between sides, don't worry. More than that? Buy our fabric by the yard. You can leave it unhemmed if you want. How to measure for tablelcoth size, measure your table and add 2x the drop you want on legnth & width. Remember, Our "Tableshields" are great for Indoor or outdoor use. Just don't leave them in the hot sun for extended periods.
CAN I WASH IT?
YES! But mostly, you don’t have to. We recently washed out a blotch of dried blood by scrubbing on the cotton back side. It came out beautifully. If you get a stubborn spot, just soak it in the sink with a little soap, and scrub it on the cotton side until it washes out. Pen marks come off with goo-off or similar products. Those may be the only ones you can't wash out eventually.
CAN I IRON IT?
Yes, on the cotton side. We recommend a lower heat setting, though most wrinkles and creases will naturally relax out over time.
WILL BARBECUE SPARKS RUIN MY APRON?
No. These are awesome BBQ aprons. We have tried to burn one, and it takes a lot before the cotton starts to burn. It even works as a hotpad!
DO YOU DESIGN THE FABRIC?
Yes, we do! Look for VINTAGE - that was our first. What an adventure into historic imagery, roosters, and Photoshop! When I got the first strike-offs, then actual yardage, I cried real tears for this dream come true. Of course, I couldn't have done it with our my trusty designer, Christine Joly De Lotbiniere.
Next we added CYPRESS, ORCAS, and WHIDBEY, named after our beautiful Northwest islands in Puget Sound where we spend time in the summers kayaking and camping. Then the BLOOM series - ALKI, RAVENNA, and JUANITA.
After that, I was obsessed with rug textures. Then came SISAL, named after 3 trips we took last year: MOAB, MALIBU & MOJAVE. Our latest better-than-solids are DENIM & INK. We redid VINTAGE this year, removing the background & adding everyone's new favorite color - MUSTARD.
Now - new kid prints! Have you seen our cats, dogs, monkeys, whales and sheep??
IS YOUR BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?
YES. And we have an EnviroStar to prove it!
CAN I SELL THESE FABULOUS ITEMS IN MY STORE?
Of course! Sign up online for wholesale pricing. It's easy to log into our wholesale site. If you have questions, we're here: email@example.com.
- ARE THEY LAMINATED COTTON?
Nope, they're 100% Cotton - it's our uncoated fabric. The fabric thread count is 60 x 60.
- ARE THEY REVERSIBLE?
- DO THEY HAVE A SLOT FOR A FILTER?