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RE: Guest Room Help? Twin Beds? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: lyban on 08.27.2008 at 10:19 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I like the idea of twin beds in a guest room.
Here is a photo from my inspiration file. I love it but am not sure where I got it from.
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clipped on: 05.07.2010 at 11:55 am    last updated on: 05.07.2010 at 11:55 am

RE: More fun with remnant fabrics! New breakfast room WTs (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: persnicketydesign on 03.25.2009 at 04:29 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I'm terrible with instructions, so bear with me. :o)

Each finished panel is 21" long and 54" wide (I used 54" wide fabrics). There are 9 tabs per panel, but if I were to do it again I'd probably only use 7. Here's the supply & cut list...

1-22" piece of floral fabric
1-22" piece of contrast fabric #1 or lining (for back)
1-54" piece of cording
1-2" X 54" piece of contrast fabric #1 (to cover cording)
9-7" X 4 1/2" pieces of contrast fabric #2 for tabs
36 buttons that have been covered with contrast #1
1-54" piece of trim for bottom edge

Lay out your floral piece right side up on your work surface. Lay contrast panel #1 on top of it so that your right sides are together. Take your cording and wrap the 2" piece of fabric around it. With the open edges facing towards the top, place it between the two panels along the top edge.

I didn't trim the salvages in the pic, but you should do so for your project. :o)
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Using a zipper foot or (if you're lazy like me) the needle in the farthest left position, stitch the full length of your fabric being sure to stay tight up against the edge of the cording.

With right sides still together seam the bottom edge. Next do the sides. Be sure to leave a 3" space open on one of the sides so you can turn the fabric! Turn it inside out and press. Set aside for now. :o)

Take each of your tabs and fold them in half lengthwise. Stitch and press. If you have a serger, clean up the open ends. If not press the raw edges to the inside.

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Lay your panel out flat. Evenly space your tabs 3" from the top edge. Turn the top edge of your tab under 1/4" and pin in place. Turn under the bottom edge of your tab and pin it in place 7 1/2" from the top of the panel. Stitch in place. This will make large "loops" for your rod. I then placed my rod through one of the loops to see how big it needed to be to fit snugly. I pinned it down and made a second row of stitching on both the top and bottom of the tab. In my case it was 1 1/4" from both the top & bottom of the tabs, but it might be different depending upon the size of rod you use.

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Here's the back of it.
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And here are all the tabs stitched in place.
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Cover all 18 of your buttons. Your thumbs will hate you for a few days!
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Just stitch your buttons on the tabs and topstitch your trim at the bottom.

This is the rod & bracket. It stood out too far from the window for this WT, so I took the first tab and hooked it over the bracket. :o)

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That's it!

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clipped on: 03.26.2009 at 02:15 pm    last updated on: 03.26.2009 at 02:16 pm