Pillows, Cushions and Tuffets [NOOK Book]


  • Over 50 pillow, tuffet, and cushion projects

  • Clear, easy, step-by-step directions and abundant photographs

  • Great tips on fabric selection, assembly, and sewing techniques

Much of the fun of decorating is mixing and matching fabrics to create an inviting ensemble, ...

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Pillows, Cushions and Tuffets

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  • Over 50 pillow, tuffet, and cushion projects

  • Clear, easy, step-by-step directions and abundant photographs

  • Great tips on fabric selection, assembly, and sewing techniques

Much of the fun of decorating is mixing and matching fabrics to create an inviting ensemble, and you'll find plenty of ideas in Pillows, Cushions, Tuffets. Author Carol Zentgraf shows you how to choose the fabrics and embellishments to create dozens of pillows, cushions, and tuffets - from funky to upscale designs. Inside, you'll learn all the sewing techniques and trade secrets to create gorgeous accessories for every room in your home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440220388
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 5/15/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 7
Selecting Fabrics, Trims, and Buttons 8
Supplies, Tools, and Notions 12
Chapter 2 General Techniques 15
Taking Measurements 16
Pattern Making and Cutting 16
Sewing Basics 18
Edge Finishes 19
Pillow and Cushion Closures 26
Tufting 29
Chapter 3 Creative Touches 33
Working with Fabric Design 34
Quilted Dimensions 35
Bedecked and Bejeweled 36
On the Surface: Creating Your Own Fabric Panels and Designs 37
Coordinating Fabric and Painted Furniture 40
Chapter 4 Pillows 42
Basic Knife Edge Pillows 44
Stripe Illusions Trio 45
Trim Transformation 46
Looped Corners 47
Tufted Flowers 48
Tie-on Heirloom Handkerchief 49
Panel Play 50
Toile Circle Panel 51
On-point Floral Panel 52
Pieced Border Floral Panel 53
Mix and Match Panels 55
Fringed Framed Panels 56
Shirred Pieced Panels 57
Pieced Bolster 58
Framed Photo Transfer Panel 59
Ribbon Bordered Needlepoint 60
Decorative Edges and Flaps 61
Banded Button Closure 62
Button-on Reversible Topper 63
Reversible Envelope Flap 64
Four-flap Envelope 66
Flange Pillows 67
Solid Panel with Striped Flange Pillow 68
Print Panel with Blue Flange Pillow 68
Reversible Double Flange 69
Flanged Pillow Shams 70
Embellished Fabric Designs 71
Tropical Tapestry Pillow 72
Palm Tree Diamonds 73
Ribbon-trimmed Bee Print 74
Couched Fall Leaves 75
Chenille Ruffled Pillow 76
Artistic Elements 77
Handwoven Panels with Painted Tassel 78
Stamped Handwoven Envelope 79
Handpainted Raw Silk 80
Ribbon-trimmed Place Mat Panel 81
Folded Place Mat with Buttoned Tassel 81
Floor Pillows 82
Tufted Knife Edge 83
Faced Box Edge 83
Chapter 5 Cushions 85
Knife Edges 86
Pleated Ruffle Chair Cushion 86
Chair Cushion with Prairie Points 87
Tufted Stool Cushion with Chair Ties 88
Fitted Stool Cushion with Ruffle 89
Box Edges 90
Dog Bed Cushion 90
Bench and Window Seat Cushions 91
Ruffled Stool Cushion 92
Ruched Edge Chair Cushion 93
Boxed Edge Settee Cushions 94
Contemporary Box Edge Chair Cushion 95
Permanent Cushions 96
Permanent Seat Cushion 97
Chapter 6 Tuffets 99
Floral Tuffet with Pleated Skirt 101
Mitered Stripe Tuffet with Gathered Skirt 103
Puffy Tuffet 104
Rounded Floral Tuffet 106
Tufted Rectangular Tuffet 108
Toile Storage Tuffet 110
Velvet Pillow Tuffet 113
Chenille Heart Tuffet 114
Fringed Footstool Tuffets 117
Juice Can Tuffet 119
Patterns 121
Credits and Resources 126
About the Author 128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2010

    My home has never looked this amazing!

    This book is amazing! Every pillow, cushion and tuffet in my home looks straight out of a Neiman Marcus catalog! The author/designer truly has a skill for knowing how to take the right fabric and to construct a piece in a way that looks luxe, well-made and worthy of a mansion. The tuffet is such a lost art as well- it's great to have it back "in style." Hats off to you, Carol!

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