Sunday, February 9, 2014
I enjoy visiting Mdm Samm's site Sew We Quilt and visiting all the blog hops she organizes with her group of cheerleaders. She recently posted about 'ruffles', along with a tutorial that I just had to give a try (if you click on her blog highlighted above it will take you to her tutorial). I had two small pillows that I wanted to recover to use on our entry bench using more of my batiks. The 'panel' of ruffles were stitched using my Janome (I wanted a tailored look so I did very small ruffles); I added a batik strip above them along with a crocheted trim to cover the unfinished end of the ruffles. For a fun touch I decided to hand stitch a large ruffle flower that can be removed if I want a different look. Before sewing I used my very old pinking shears on one end and love how it looks. To cover the center I made a fabric circle and attached it to the flower ruffle with a vintage button (courtesy of my sweet daughter). The smaller flower ruffle was stitched using my Janome and the center covered with a small vintage button layered on top of a large vintage wooden button. The ruffles were fun to do (except for getting stuck with the needle a few times…ouch!!!). If you've ever wanted to try making ruffles, do click on the link above and have some fun!!
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 7:08 PM