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Fabrics for Window Treatments - Large Pattern vs Small Pattern

By Sandy Powell

Window treatments can be one of the most significant design elements in a room making the design process a bit overwhelming. Window treatments can become the focal point of the room if you choose color, contrast, large fabric patterns, layers of fabric, or large-scale fabric treatments. So the choice of a fabric pattern can impact the final outcome of the room.

As a comparison, drapery panels that have little pattern and match the wall color will fade…


Added by Susan on March 23, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Extended Quilt Care & Hanging Display Quilts

By Kim Wutzke

Aunt Mable spent two years making that charming quilt with the quirky border for your cabin. You can extend the life of her efforts by taking the time to implement a few preventative steps and cleaning precautions. Today's hand stitched cabin quilt with the quirky border could be one of your family heirlooms someday.

Sunlight and artificial light will cause fading and in time, fabric deterioration. Light damage is irreversible. If you choose to display your… Continue

Added by Susan on March 21, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

How to Read a Sewing Pattern

By Ivan A Cuxeva

When it comes to sewing, reading patterns can be somewhat intimidating, the first thing we must know is that there are several pattern types and each may have its own design variations or what many people refer to as "views". Beginners may start with basic patterns which show traces which are easy to follow, these starter patterns don't often require people to get too technical as far as measurements, fabrics and designs.

When buying a pattern its is… Continue

Added by Susan on March 19, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Use Your Embroidery Machine to Quilt? You Bet!

By Penny Halgren

Quilters who are not already a machine embroidery enthusiast just may find themselves engrossed in the craft once they realize they could incorporate machine embroidery into their quilting.

Embroidery is a traditional way to add special decorative touches to quilts. Whether by hand or machine, a quilter may accent his or her creation with embroidered flowers or other accents. But today's machine embroidery - for those willing to try it - can make quilting… Continue

Added by Susan on March 17, 2008 at 6:05am — No Comments

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