personalized fathers day gifts Silk Color Block Pillows - Feng Shui- A Mirror Image Four-Patch customized rustic pillow covers
Feng Shui is the Chinese art of arranging your surroundings to promote balance and comfort within the patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi. We arranged the second pillow within our Silk Color Block Pillows week to showcase a perfect balance of light and dark. The front and back are mirror images so when you look at the pillow from the side， the colors meet and match each other. The steps of this pillow are quite easy； it's the attention to detail and the patience to make sure all the seams align perfectly that create the beautiful balance. That... and a really sweet invisible zipper. Today's Chinese proverb is： A closed mind is like a closed bookpersonalized fathers day gifts， just a block of wood.
Thanks to the great folks at？Fabric.com for providing all of the？beautiful silk dupioni for our silk pillows as well as the unique buttons. Take a look at our？Sewing With Silk article for some fun history tidbits as well as helpful tips and techniques for pinning， cutting， sewing and caring for silk.baby pillows
Project Concept： Alicia Thommas
Sample Creation and Instructional Outline： Gregory Dickson
Other machines suitable for this project include the Elna 5300 and the Pfaff hobby 1122.
We are excited to match up with?Paper Nest Dolls Stamps?today on the blog. ?These sweet stamps are created from original their original, hand-drawn artwork. ?Each one is unique and inspired by their children. ?We thought it would be fun to send a few of their designers a “fashion” assortment of papers and accessories that would inspire their attire and style. ?Each of the designers coordinated their stamp and ink detail to our papers and wow the results are really terrific. ?We are linking you over to the blog to see all the details, but here is a sneak peek at the cards. ?Enjoy!!
Pleats are the origami of the sewing world. And although you don't usually need to fold one into the shape of a swan, there are a wide variety of pretty pleats that add distinct visual and textural embellishments for both home décor as well as garment sewing. Each type provides a different look based on how it's formed. You can make: knife pleats, knife pleats in two directions, box pleats, inverted box pleats, inverted box pleats with a separate underlay, accordion pleats, sunray pleats, and wave pleats. In this tutorial, we're focusing on a box pleat and its identical yet opposite cousin, the inverted box pleat.?