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Better Homes and Gardens: Clever Cover-Ups: Slipcovers & by Meredith Corporation

By Meredith Corporation

What makes lifestyles so attention-grabbing is that issues evolve. So it is usual that we suppose pressured to arrange the furnishings, transform what we have now outgrown, and redo only for the thrill of it. This publication is helping you're feeling at domestic by means of providing slipcover and fabric strategies that mix along with your present kind.

Slipcovers for a number of chairs and extra: Give 'em the Slip; a greater Bistro; Letter ideal; Pinstriped Pinafore; Barstool attractiveness; So-Soft Checkerboard; designer info; Easy-Living Slipcovers; Dressing desk Skirt; completely adapted Ottoman; All Buckled Up (ottoman); and Feel-Good Felt (daybed).

Upholstery: Tailored Headboard; revealed Perfection (chair); beautiful in Piping (chair); and The glance of leather-based (ottoman).

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Before proceeding to the next step, make sure the batting lies flat, without heavy creases, bumps, or bubbles. Smooth out the batting on top of the pinned backing, and mist it with a water bottle. Use a steam iron or steamer and hover above the batting so that the steam permeates the thickness. The batting will relax and dry. Also refer to Batting Challenges on page 36. Pin the Top into Position On the outside edges of the quilt, pin every 3˝– 4˝. Carefully place the blocked quilt top on top of all the batting.

Try a new needle. Do you need a larger size, or is the needle damaged? Change it every 6–8 hours of sewing. 5. Change the position of the spool or cone of thread. If the spool is parallel wound, it should sit on a vertical pin, and the thread should reel off from the side. If it is cross-wound (you will see a pattern of X’s), it should be placed either on a thread stand or on a horizontal pin, and the thread should reel off from the top. Parallel and cross-wound thread 6. Use a thread stand or thread net to keep thread from twisting, puddling, or knotting.

Carefully check both the front and the back of the project. Lay it over the batting or white paper—this will show you where there may be shadowing of seams or anything else that needs to be addressed. You won’t be sorry you spent the time. These little problems can’t be fixed once the quilt has been basted or quilted. Before you can begin quilting, you need to block and baste the completed quilt top. Think of this process as being as important as preparing a room to be painted. Before you paint the room, you need to scrub stains and marks on the wall, fill nail holes, cover the furniture and floor, and put painter’s tape on the trim.

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