Friday, August 2, 2013

A New Technique Using Your Ruffler Foot and Oh So Beautiful!!

I have my new video finished and it is my new technique using your ruffler foot.  I saw a pillow in a magazine that I just fell in love with.  I wanted to try and recreate something similar.  My first plan was to use Floriani's new product called Heat N Steam.  You iron their interfacing to the back of your fabric, do some quilting or stitching, and then steam it and it shrinks up.  Looks really pretty!  I looked at JoAnn's for it and they didn't have it, so I looked on line and it is very pricey!  It was $20.00 for a small sheet!

I then decided to play around and see if I couldn't do something on my own that would look nice.  I don't know what made me grab the ruffler foot, but it just seems like this giant foot should be able to do something besides make a simple ruffle.  Then I hit the jackpot, and created row after row of ruffles on a single piece of fabric and it is beautiful!!  It also is very easy to create.  I took something that looks like it would take days to create and did it in 45 minutes.  You must watch my video and see how I made this pillow.  I Love It!! 

Here is the link:

http://youtu.be/5FPOAk7r8Js


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lining For Baskets!

I made some liners for my baskets over the weekend.  They will be going into my bathroom.  My new cabinet is open under the sink and my plan is to put these baskets on the bottom shelf and I measured and they just fit perfectly.  On the top shelf, I am rolling bath towels to keep there.  I don't have enough and the store where I purchased them has been out of them.  They told me they would be in last Tuesday and they didn't come in.  I checked yesterday and still no towels.  It is making me a little nervous.  I want them all to match!  Here are the baskets that I covered.
 
I also have been working on a new video and I would like to finish that this week!  So you can watch for that!  Cynthia