Monday, January 18, 2010

Micro Welt Cord

Rowley Company now has 4 sizes of Micro Welt Cord (available in the 2010 catalog). This poly/cotton braided cord can be used to add details to seams. It is a great addition to any bias cut or curved edge such as on swags, cascades or scalloped bottom valances. By adding Micro Welt Cord into the seams the edges are much easier to press and it gives a more professional finish.

Micro Welt Cord can also be used as a detail on duvets, tiebacks, table skirts or pillows and can be a pretty accent next to borders, ruffles or button closures.

In the pictures below Micro Welt Cord is used to accent drapery panel designs by adding a pretty edge for an inset pleat, as a simple inset trim, a detail next to a ruffle, adds drama to the seam of a slouched tab style and gives a little touch of color at the top edge of goblet pleats.

The Rowley Company Micro Welt Cord is soft, washable and pure white in color.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pillow Templates

Rowley Company Pillow Templates save time in the workroom when making square, round or rectangular pillows. There are punched holes at different measurements so that you can mark the perimiter of your pillow quickly and easily.

Made of heavy, transparent plastic the pillow template is a great help when centering pattern motifs and can come in handy for centering a motif for any project including top treatments like box pleated valances.

Standard Square Corner Pillow Template Stock #PF10

Tapered Pillow Template Stock #PF08

Pillows cut using square template (left) and tapered template (right).

There are two styles of pillow templates; square corners or tapered corners. Shown is a sample of identical size pillows made using the square template and the tapered template. By cutting with tapered corners the pillow keeps a smoother shape without pointed corners which are referred to as "Dog Ears" in the industry.