How To Make A Gathered Ruffle

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You all know how much I love sewing techniques that add custom details to a project, especially cording and knife-pleat ruffles!  Today I'm going to share with you two techniques that you can use to make a gathered ruffle, which is another decorative … Click to continue reading...

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How To Recover A Chair Seat

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Do you have dining room or kitchen table chairs that need an update?  Maybe the fabric on the chair seats is just not quite right, is worn, or stained?  Today I'm going to share with you how to recover a chair seat to make it look brand new and … Click to continue reading...

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Craftsy Class Pillow #3 – The Bolster Pillow

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Today I'm thrilled to be guest posting for Karen at Sew Many Ways!  I'll be finishing up our series about the three different types of pillows in my Craftsy class, Custom Bedding - Decorative Shams And Bolsters.  So, head on over to Karen's site to … Click to continue reading...

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Master Bedroom Before & After

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I love a good before and after, and I've got one for you today!  Recently, I was asked to help a client update the new home she and her husband had recently moved into.  We're re-doing the windows one room and a time, and today I'm sharing her Master … Click to continue reading...

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Sewing Custom Curtains & Draperies

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Craftsy's Sweetest Valentine's Sale! Today through Monday the 16th, Craftsy is having another great sale!  If there's been one, two or more classes that you've been thinking about taking, now's your chance to get them at a great price!  All classes … Click to continue reading...

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5 Reasons Why I Started Blogging

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Two years ago this month - February 2013 - I decided to start a blog.  Little did I know then how much that decision would change my life!  I've had some amazing things happen because I started blogging, and some wonderful opportunities have come my … Click to continue reading...

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Craftsy Class Pillow #2 – Flanged Sham

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Last week I shared details about what you'll learn in my Craftsy class - Custom Bedding - Decorative Shams an Bolsters.  Specifically about the first pillow we make in the class - the Euro Sham.  Today I'm excited to share the details of the second … Click to continue reading...

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My 10 Favorite Small Sewing Projects

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I love small sewing projects!  Maybe it's because I'm usually sewing huge amounts of fabric for my client's projects, and I find it somehow satisfying to sew a small, quick and easy sewing project.   Today I'm sharing 10 of my favorite small sewing … Click to continue reading...

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Craftsy Class Pillow #1: Euro Sham

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In the next couple of weeks I'm going to share with all of you the three pillows that I made for my Craftsy class!  I'll give you a little sneak peak of some of the techniques you'll learn in Custom Bedding - Decorative Shams and Bolsters.   This … Click to continue reading...

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Bedroom Makeover With A Little Bling!

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Today I'm sharing a client project that I finished the draperies for a while ago, but couldn't get pictures of the finished project until much later.  The drapery panels that we fabricated have a little extra bling added to them, that makes them … Click to continue reading...

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