I hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready for a great week ahead. I spent all of Saturday completing my quilt design. I'd completed it on paper and with fabric.... surprisingly the graphics and layout of the actual pattern took longer than the other two steps! It was a really fun process, though, and I can't wait to share the finished product with you. I have some gorgeous fabric on order from Canton Village Quilt Works (free shipping special ends tonight, fyi!). Once I get that, I'll make another sample quilt, photograph it and then my debut quilt pattern will be ready to go! I'm very excited. Can you tell? :)
Since I can't share the quilt with you quite yet, I'm going to show you the cute ottoman I slipcovered and a few step-by-step pics as well. I hope it'll inspire someone to slipcover something! You can find the ugliest chair and make it into something beautiful with just a simple slipcover. For my wingback chairs and the ottoman I used Finish Factor Drop Canvas Cloth from Lowe's. I pre-washed and dried it to prevent shrinking later on. The piping is made from the drop cloth and cording from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores.
|Ruffled Ottoman Slipcover... looks very cute with just the ruffles, but I wanted to add just a little something more...|
|... how about some rosettes! With a quick Pinterest search (does anyone even use Google any more?), I found many tutorials on how to make rosettes. For these ones I ripped a 2.5" strip of drop cloth, tied a knot for the center, then twisted and glued (glue gun) all the way around until it was the size I wanted. Then I just cut the fabric and glued the end at the back. I attached them to the ottoman with the glue gun, too!|