Pillows, Cushions and Tuffets

Pillows, Cushions and Tuffets

by Carol Zentgraf

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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.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781440220388
    Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
    Publication date: 05/15/2004
    Sold by: Penguin Group
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 128
    File size: 4 MB

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1Getting Started7
    Selecting Fabrics, Trims, and Buttons8
    Supplies, Tools, and Notions12
    Chapter 2General Techniques15
    Taking Measurements16
    Pattern Making and Cutting16
    Sewing Basics18
    Edge Finishes19
    Pillow and Cushion Closures26
    Chapter 3Creative Touches33
    Working with Fabric Design34
    Quilted Dimensions35
    Bedecked and Bejeweled36
    On the Surface: Creating Your Own Fabric Panels and Designs37
    Coordinating Fabric and Painted Furniture40
    Chapter 4Pillows42
    Basic Knife Edge Pillows44
    Stripe Illusions Trio45
    Trim Transformation46
    Looped Corners47
    Tufted Flowers48
    Tie-on Heirloom Handkerchief49
    Panel Play50
    Toile Circle Panel51
    On-point Floral Panel52
    Pieced Border Floral Panel53
    Mix and Match Panels55
    Fringed Framed Panels56
    Shirred Pieced Panels57
    Pieced Bolster58
    Framed Photo Transfer Panel59
    Ribbon Bordered Needlepoint60
    Decorative Edges and Flaps61
    Banded Button Closure62
    Button-on Reversible Topper63
    Reversible Envelope Flap64
    Four-flap Envelope66
    Flange Pillows67
    Solid Panel with Striped Flange Pillow68
    Print Panel with Blue Flange Pillow68
    Reversible Double Flange69
    Flanged Pillow Shams70
    Embellished Fabric Designs71
    Tropical Tapestry Pillow72
    Palm Tree Diamonds73
    Ribbon-trimmed Bee Print74
    Couched Fall Leaves75
    Chenille Ruffled Pillow76
    Artistic Elements77
    Handwoven Panels with Painted Tassel78
    Stamped Handwoven Envelope79
    Handpainted Raw Silk80
    Ribbon-trimmed Place Mat Panel81
    Folded Place Mat with Buttoned Tassel81
    Floor Pillows82
    Tufted Knife Edge83
    Faced Box Edge83
    Chapter 5Cushions85
    Knife Edges86
    Pleated Ruffle Chair Cushion86
    Chair Cushion with Prairie Points87
    Tufted Stool Cushion with Chair Ties88
    Fitted Stool Cushion with Ruffle89
    Box Edges90
    Dog Bed Cushion90
    Bench and Window Seat Cushions91
    Ruffled Stool Cushion92
    Ruched Edge Chair Cushion93
    Boxed Edge Settee Cushions94
    Contemporary Box Edge Chair Cushion95
    Permanent Cushions96
    Permanent Seat Cushion97
    Chapter 6Tuffets99
    Floral Tuffet with Pleated Skirt101
    Mitered Stripe Tuffet with Gathered Skirt103
    Puffy Tuffet104
    Rounded Floral Tuffet106
    Tufted Rectangular Tuffet108
    Toile Storage Tuffet110
    Velvet Pillow Tuffet113
    Chenille Heart Tuffet114
    Fringed Footstool Tuffets117
    Juice Can Tuffet119
    Credits and Resources126
    About the Author128

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    Pillows, Cushions and Tuffets 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    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!