Monday, November 30, 2009

Fringe Adhesive

Rowley Company Fringe Adhesive is a popular product for applying trims and also for basting fabrics together prior to sewing. It was created by Rowley Company and is safe, non-toxic and fume free. Fringe Adhesive dries clear and remains flexible. It can also be used on fabric edges to prevent fraying on laminated shades or velvets.

Fringe Adhesive is water based and cannot be subjected to freezing tempatures prior to use. If you are a workroom check your stock now before the tempature outside is too cold for shipping.

There is a video on the Rowley Company website showing how to use Fringe Adhesive for basting. This speeds up sewing because there are no pins to remove and also prevents materials from puckering or riding up.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Table Runner and Placemat

Decorate the Thanksgiving table with new placemats, napkins and table runner. Step-by-step instructions can be found on our website. These types of items are a great way to combine fabrics and trims to coordinate with dining room and kitchen window treatments and can make a great add-on sales.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shade Products

Rowley Company has all the products needed to create any type of custom shade. 

Shade operating systems include the simple cord lock to the Soft Shade Clutch System and the new EZ-Rig Shade System, a self-contained stationary drive system with individual, lifting drums.

Other shade products include ribs and rib tape, cord condensers, spacers, screw eyes, cord cleats, warning tags, grommets, linings, weight bar and one of the most handy devices, the orb.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Decorative Drapery Headings

Knife and Box Pleats can be added along the top of a drapery heading. This detail can turn an average drapery panel into an extraordinary one with only a few extra steps. The secret is to apply Rowley Company's Fusible Stabilizer behind the pleated section. The stabilizer will provide a backing that is both soft and secure. After the pleating is stabilized continue with your panel fabrication as usual. In the photo's below are two examples of pleated headings using the Fusible Stabilizer.

Fusible Stabilizer is a 100% polyester fabric with iron-on adhesive on one side. It is 60" wide and is available in White-FB10, Ivory-FB11, Tan-FB12 and Black-FB13. Fuse to the back of fabrics using a steam iron set at medium heat.