Ruffles and Toile-
what's not to like?
Last week, I showed you the pillows
I purchased at the Christmas Tree Shop.
I decided they needed a friend.
My toile stash was calling out to me
"Make me ruffles"!
So, what's a gal to do-
start ruffling to my hearts content.
Easy peasy ladies!
*Cut strips of fabric
*Stitch a straight line
from top to bottom(using loosest stitch size)
*Take one thread and slowly pull it little by little
*As the fabric begins bunching into ruffle shape, it will also curl on its own.
*Start in the middle of the pillow and start to pin in in circular motions
until you have the size ruffle circle you want.
*At this point you can stitch it by hand or
use the machine to attach it to the pillow side.
** I decided at that point to add a ruffle to the edges-
but sometime things don't turn out exactly how you envision it-
I attached it to the backside of the piloow-
when I turned it to the right side-theruffle looked perfect on the back of the pillow-
but- it showed the backside of the toile for the front of the pillow-
but, it only makes it more shabby chic than just plain chic, so I'll go with it!
*I like to put right sides together and stitch around the edges,
leaving about a 2 inch opening.
*Then, I stuff the daylights out of it!!lol