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Pillows, cushions and tuffets
Zentgraf, Carol.
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Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [2004]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT410 .Z46 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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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.

Author Notes

Carol Zentgraf is an experienced designer and writer. She has edited for, and her projects have appeared in, several leading magazines. She and her husband live in Peoria, Illinois

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Startedp. 7
Selecting Fabrics, Trims, and Buttonsp. 8
Supplies, Tools, and Notionsp. 12
Chapter 2 General Techniquesp. 15
Taking Measurementsp. 16
Pattern Making and Cuttingp. 16
Sewing Basicsp. 18
Edge Finishesp. 19
Pillow and Cushion Closuresp. 26
Tuftingp. 29
Chapter 3 Creative Touchesp. 33
Working with Fabric Designp. 34
Quilted Dimensionsp. 35
Bedecked and Bejeweledp. 36
On the Surface: Creating Your Own Fabric Panels and Designsp. 37
Coordinating Fabric and Painted Furniturep. 40
Chapter 4 Pillowsp. 42
Basic Knife Edge Pillowsp. 44
Stripe Illusions Triop. 45
Trim Transformationp. 46
Looped Cornersp. 47
Tufted Flowersp. 48
Tie-on Heirloom Handkerchiefp. 49
Panel Playp. 50
Toile Circle Panelp. 51
On-point Floral Panelp. 52
Pieced Border Floral Panelp. 53
Mix and Match Panelsp. 55
Fringed Framed Panelsp. 56
Shirred Pieced Panelsp. 57
Pieced Bolsterp. 58
Framed Photo Transfer Panelp. 59
Ribbon Bordered Needlepointp. 60
Decorative Edges and Flapsp. 61
Banded Button Closurep. 62
Button-on Reversible Topperp. 63
Reversible Envelope Flapp. 64
Four-flap Envelopep. 66
Flange Pillowsp. 67
Solid Panel with Striped Flange Pillowp. 68
Print Panel with Blue Flange Pillowp. 68
Reversible Double Flangep. 69
Flanged Pillow Shamsp. 70
Embellished Fabric Designsp. 71
Tropical Tapestry Pillowp. 72
Palm Tree Diamondsp. 73
Ribbon-trimmed Bee Printp. 74
Couched Fall Leavesp. 75
Chenille Ruffled Pillowp. 76
Artistic Elementsp. 77
Handwoven Panels with Painted Tasselp. 78
Stamped Handwoven Envelopep. 79
Handpainted Raw Silkp. 80
Ribbon-trimmed Place Mat Panelp. 81
Folded Place Mat with Buttoned Tasselp. 81
Floor Pillowsp. 82
Tufted Knife Edgep. 83
Faced Box Edgep. 83
Chapter 5 Cushionsp. 85
Knife Edgesp. 86
Pleated Ruffle Chair Cushionp. 86
Chair Cushion with Prairie Pointsp. 87
Tufted Stool Cushion with Chair Tiesp. 88
Fitted Stool Cushion with Rufflep. 89
Box Edgesp. 90
Dog Bed Cushionp. 90
Bench and Window Seat Cushionsp. 91
Ruffled Stool Cushionp. 92
Ruched Edge Chair Cushionp. 93
Boxed Edge Settee Cushionsp. 94
Contemporary Box Edge Chair Cushionp. 95
Permanent Cushionsp. 96
Permanent Seat Cushionp. 97
Chapter 6 Tuffetsp. 99
Floral Tuffet with Pleated Skirtp. 101
Mitered Stripe Tuffet with Gathered Skirtp. 103
Puffy Tuffetp. 104
Rounded Floral Tuffetp. 106
Tufted Rectangular Tuffetp. 108
Toile Storage Tuffetp. 110
Velvet Pillow Tuffetp. 113
Chenille Heart Tuffetp. 114
Fringed Footstool Tuffetsp. 117
Juice Can Tuffetp. 119
Patternsp. 121
Credits and Resourcesp. 126
About the Authorp. 128