I had purchased a ruffler about a year ago to make Christmas trees that never did get made. So I broke it out of the package, found a YouTube to figure out how to use it since it didn't come with instructions. That is the coolest foot! It takes no time to make ruffles with it.
Another first making these pillows was using basting spray. I spray basted quilt batting to the background before stitching. Wow! the smell is strong. I had read many take it outside to use. I did and glad that I did! As I was stitching I had to clean my needle as it would collect the sticky from the spray. If I didn't it would snap the thread.
The flower and plum branch were fussy cut several years ago with the intention of making a quilt jacket that never happened. Feels good to have finally done something with them! Now to do something with the pieced jacket backing - maybe another pillow? Anyways I used Heat n Bond from Therm O Web Products to fuse the applique to the background.
(1) Anyone every used a ruffler before, if so what did you make with it?
(2) Anyone use basting spray before, if so was it a good experience?
(3) Has anyone made any pillows before? I had gone shopping and couldn't believe the price of decorative pillows and decided I could make nicer ones for a whole lot less.
The new home for the pillows is on an antique love seat that was my paternal grandmother's. For many years it didn't have upholstery so when I moved to Charlotte I finally invested in getting it reupholstered.
The other two pillows are ones that I made a while back.
Don't my new pillows look lovely? I just love them and I am quite pleased how they turned out.
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