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2016 Custom Workroom Weekend

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2016 Custom Workroom Weekend

CUSTOM WORKROOM WEEKEND Join together with others who create custom soft furnishings for a weekend of learning, inspiration and fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Custom Workroom Weekend is organized and presented by Susan Woodcock and Rodger Walker, owners of HomeDecGal and Custom Workroom Conference.  Click HERE to see the full Custom Workroom Weekend brochure. Custom … Continue readings

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HomeDecGal’s Mountain Chic: Breaking the Rules

When sewing custom window treatments, there is a set of well-known, professional standards for pleated, lined draperies.  If you own a workroom then you are probably familiar with “the rules”. Rule #1: 4 inch doubled bottom hems Rule #2: Allow at least two and a half times fullness Rule #3: Spaces between pleats should be … Continue readings

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Craftsy Class Launch: Sewing Custom Roman Shades is Live!

In March I visited Denver, Colorado to film a class for Craftsy.com.  What an exciting opportunity!  From the time I received the call from Linda, the acquisitions editor inviting me to teach the class, to the last day of filming; every step of the process was professional and fun.  Prior to filming, I met weekly … Continue readings

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Webinar – Beautiful Boxed Pillows: Design and Fabrication

  Join Susan Woodcock and learn how to make beautiful boxed pillows! Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST  Registration Link: Beautiful Boxed Pillows: Design and Fabrication  In this live webinar presentation, you will learn how to design and make boxed pillows.  This style of pillow has a banding or boxing added around the pillow, … Continue readings

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Draperies are forever popular as functional window coverings or decorative side panels. With all the draperies being sold and installed today, what can you do to set your work apart? Give your draperies the “leading edge” by adding banding, welt cord, contrast hems and other design details. In this webinar you will see how to … Continue readings

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Professional workrooms strive to provide safe and compliant corded window coverings.  If you are a sole-proprietor, and own a small workroom business, becoming knowledgeable of new products allows you to purchase specifically for your skill level, fabrication style and client expectations. Roman shades are one of the most popular styles today, but many workroom owners … Continue readings

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  The Maltese cross is a beautiful fabric accent at the top of pleats or horns in swaged or pleated window valances, or used to dress up tiebacks.  The usual size is about 6 to 8 inches across with a covered button in the center.  This version is mini-size, only 3 inches across and perfect … Continue readings

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