Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Fun and Chair Cushion Tie Ends

So, here is what I have been doing all summer.  Well, one of the things.

While I miss my quilting, I have been totally enjoying every blessed minute of summer and being with my kids.  That's not to say that they don't drive me crazy from time to time- mainly due to them arguing together (periodically).  I really enjoy taking them places and watching them have fun and it does really help with them arguing.  Not to mention I have more than one minute of conversation with my friends.  Almost no interruptions.

Believe it or not- on the Fourth of July before my family came over, I recovered this chair cushion.  Call me cray-cray.  But I got it done and it felt so good because it was totally bugging the hay out of me for far too long.
I want to tell you about tie ends and what to do with them.  Mine always seem to look out of whack or have frays or whatever hanging out.  Sometimes I get it right...  Anyway, this way works pretty well without a ton of bulk either.  I think pressing is super important when it comes to ends.


Fold the fabric in half to find the middle.  Then fold down diagonally to meet the middle.

Fold and press towards the middle for the length of the band.  If you wanted a flat end and would not have bulk you could fold that point in.  But since I was working with upholstery type fabric I chose to leave it pointy.

Fold over and press.  Sew closed starting at point.
A few days later, I decided to dress it up with a chair cover. Not the best pic but you get the idea. And yes, in the background, there, down on the right, is a project I am working on which I hope to share with you when I figure it out. 

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