oilcloth is also known as enameled cloth or American cloth in England. It is close-woven cotton duck or linen cloth with a coating of boiled linseed oil to make it waterproof. The oilcloths were one of very few flexible, waterproof materials and are widely available back in the days. Many opt for it instead of leather which was expensive and required regular maintenance if often wetted. The cloth was used as an outer waterproof layer for luggage, wooden trunks and tables.
Every time a new neighbor moves into the neighborhood it's courtesy for you to go and welcome them into their new home. Greeting your new neighbors is a polite gesture that can help you begin a positive relationship with people as they move into your neighborhood. It's also tradition that you can give them a welcome gift.
Most people bake cookies, cakes and pies but you can choose to be unique and go for an oilcloth tablecloth accompanied with a gift card. You can also take this meaningful gift with a beautiful sticker or quotation. Example "This cloth is given with love and with the hope you will do works of goodness with it. The flowers represent the way your life, family and happiness will blossom at your new place."
Properties of a tablecloth
The oil cloth tablecloths comes in different sizes, colors, shapes and designs. It easily wipes clean with a damp cloth and can be used over and over again. It's also very portable. Just roll it up and bring it to the park or beach and clip it to the surface you wish to cover. You can buy a finished oilcloth tablecloth or make one yourself. The advantage of making one it will help you express yourself in the art of choice.
Where to purchase the tablecloth
The table cloth can be purchased by the yard, at many fabric stores or online. It is available in traditional Mexican patterns, classic, floral, checks and plaids and dozens of other themed patterns. It is also available in solid colors and the recently popular chalkboard version. Most table cloths are also backed with a soft flannel to protect the surface it is covering.
Uses of the tablecloth
The most familiar uses for brightly painted table cloths are used on the kitchen table, picnic tables and on the backyard tables during a barbecue. Dull-color cloth is used for bedrolls and tents. They can also be used to line drawers or shelves and one can also fit over the top side of a washer and dryer.
The oil cloth tablecloths have many uses and advantages. They will be a perfect gift to give to your new neighbor. They can use it anywhere in the house. In case they don't know how to pin them you can also offer to show them how it's done. This will encourage bonding. It will also be a good opportunity to get to know each other well. The tablecloth is a simple gift that you can never go wrong with.