Today's lesson is about the importance of
A room without toss pillows, is like an outfit without accessories.
It may be very nice,
But dere ain't no WOW factor!!!!!
Let us examine my living room.......
Now here's the room without the pillows or sofa throw....
Here's more of an overview without any pillows.....
When I got to this point on my living room design,
my neighbors didn't understand me when I told them....
it wasn't ready for publication, because the last layer hadn't been done.
It needed toss pillows!!!!
It's important to bring color and pattern up onto the upholstery pieces, especially if you're going to a white slipcover look.
Otherwise, you'll end up with a cold and sterile (sort of) environment!
Throws over the back of the sofa are a nice way to bring in some color, and they serve a purpose for those colder days.
So let me take you on a tour of
that I made with my very own
I made the blue ones with little roses from a quilted flowered throw that I bought at the Christmas Tree Shop.
For those of you who live in other parts of the country, and don't know the joys of a
truly amazing BARGAIN!!!!!!!
The Christmas Tree Shop is not just a store that sells stuff for Christmas,
I would be a very sad little Jew!!!!
It's open ALL YEAR!!!
And it sells anything and EVERYTHING!!!!!
I liked the color and the pattern was a good scale.
I wanted a smaller scale rose, to act as a foil against my big cabbage rose fabric.
I sewed a second row of stitches 1 1/2" in from the outside seam to create a flange around the perimeter of the pillow.
Because of the thickness of the quilting, it created an really nice detail.....
The pillow in front of it was made from a scrape of the cabbage rose fabric inset inside a frame of decorative tape.
I already had the pillow made from before. It was just the white with the green trim.
SO TO BE VERRRRRY CLEVER!!!!!
I appliqued the rose fabric onto the white fabric, without even taking the cover off the pillow......
I still need to sew this pillow.....,
Right now, all I have is the fabric wrapped around an uncovered pillow form.
Maybe I'll get to it this year.....
It depends on whether or not my house will be photographed for a magazine.
I swear, the only way I ever get one of my houses completed, is to meet a
publishing photo deadline.
It's kind of like.....inviting folks over to visit, just to force yourself to clean the house!!!!!
I made two other pillows using some left over trim from an old job.
I box pleated the tape to create a tailored ruffle effect.....
These two were created for a show house I did
ages and ages and ages
The R&R stands for
Rest and Relaxation.
It was a show house on Cape Cod
I designed the needle point!!!!
and needle pointed the canvas!!!!!
But had my buddies at Drape It sew the pillows for me.
This was before I bought a sewing machine
that didn't have a fit about its tension
every time I tried to sew something!!!!
So, that's my pillow tutorial today students.
Don't forget to do your homework!!!!!
I want you to write 400 times in your notebook.....
TOSS PILLOWS ARE DA BOMB!!!!