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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Quilting Tip for 11/10/2005

This tip was suggested to us by Lori Miller of Troy, Michigan.

I spiff up my throw pillows for the living room, family room, bedroom and even guest rooms for the holidays by creating theme wraps for them out of fabric. The fabric is sewn like a napkin ring or cuff around the existing pillow and fastened with buttons to match the theme. You could use velcro or even just tie the fabric on with finished edges. Quilt designs, embroidery or appliques offer even more ideas if you want to get fancy.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Quilting Tip for 11/9/2005

This is a tip that was made submitted to us by Margaret Rollins of Dalton, Ga

Go with color ~~ fabrics, room, I find the color fabric with the design I adore. Quilting a throw for the couch, or quiltig a pillow case, The design on my chosen fabric is hand painted on the wall ~~ usually 4 to each wall depending on room size, a bow is made from chosen fabric and placed under the hand drawn fabric design. I purchase all fabric from second hand stores, yard sales, I have chosen 4 different fabrics and patterns and painted the room to reflect the most prominent feature of the fabric design. Then mixing and matching the hand drawn and painted wall designs. A pure labor of love to create.