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Date: 5/24/11 3:27 PM

I'm in the process of making over 2 rooms. I'm sewing curtains, etc. & hope to find someone to sew along with me.

I painted my kitchen (creamy yellows) & replaced the stove. I just finished making 2 valances & a round tablecloth using a fabric that is pale yellow with red trim & roosters. I bought chair cushions at Kohl's (cheaper than buying forms at Joann's) and am in the process of covering them with a fabric that is red with cream colored dots. I'm also going to use this fabric to make potholders. Once I find new rugs, the kitchen is done.

Next I'm going to re-do a small (approx 11 x 15) tv room. I've ordered a new couch, chair, ottoman & tv cabinet. I recently bought a new rug that is browns & tan with black border. I'm going to paint the walls kind of an light avocado/olive green. I 'have to get fabric for a curtain (there's only 1 window) & throw pillows.

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Date: 5/24/11 5:03 PM

I am planning to make a duvet cover. I'm just looking for the best deal on king-sized flat sheets first. I want it to be reversible, and I want at least 300 thread count sheets, as we often don't use top sheets on our bed (just have the fitted sheet and the comforter).

I also have a set of curtains to make for our dining room. The current curtains are strange, to say the least, and I don't like them. I'd prefer a solid color. The current hardware has the curtain rings with alligator clips to hold to the curtains, so the curtains themselves are just hemmed rectangles. I may stick with that, but I haven't decided yet.

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Date: 5/24/11 5:12 PM

Hi, I'm in. I'm currently attempting to make slipcovers for a sofa, settee and wingback chair. This sew along would be great company as I hope to finish before the end of June. note i didn't say what year.
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Subject: Home Decor Sew Along - I'm in! Date: 5/24/11 5:44 PM

I'm in for sewing up pillows and slipcovers for plastic patio chairs. I bought a stripe and a tropical print to make the pillows reversible. A 3-day weekend is coming up too! Any timeline on this sew along?

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Date: 5/24/11 6:23 PM

I've made duvet covers in the past & I also used flat sheets. I was recently looking for a flat sheet & it seems to be hard find anything except sets. Of course, that might work great for you. If you bought 2 sets, you could use the flat sheets for the duvet cover & have 2 fitted sheets & pillowcase sets to coordinate with your duvet.

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Date: 5/24/11 6:25 PM

Wow, that's quite a project! Are you making covers that can be completely removed?

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Date: 5/24/11 6:28 PM

What colors are your fabrics? I love tropical prints! You will have to post photos. As far as a timeline, that's completely up to the individual. I hope to have mine finished by the end of June.

In addition to what I have already listed, I also want to make a simple panel curtain for a closet and a valance for another window.

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Date: 5/26/11 5:20 PM

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I've made duvet covers in the past & I also used flat sheets. I was recently looking for a flat sheet & it seems to be hard find anything except sets. Of course, that might work great for you. If you bought 2 sets, you could use the flat sheets for the duvet cover & have 2 fitted sheets & pillowcase sets to coordinate with your duvet.

Except that I figure that I should get king-sized sheets to cover a queen-sized comforter, and then the fitted sheets will be too big for the mattress....And I have two sheet sets that I bought a year ago to replace the ones we got for our wedding 12 years before that. Guess I'll keep looking....

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Date: 5/30/11 7:07 PM

I haven't made any progress on any of projects yet, but I've decided to add a couple more things to the list. I've decided to make curtains for my family room & box cushions (which I've never tried) for a rocker. First thing & best part, is to look for fabric. I want something with reds in it.

How's everyone else doing?

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Date: 5/30/11 7:38 PM

I'm in home dec purgatory right now. Just recovered an ottoman for our house, did drapes for one daughter and am in the process of drapes for two more. For fun, I found a great chaise at an estate sale. It is currently a goldy-yellow velvet, but I really am drawn to a very out there, eclectic idea. Here is a link to what I want to do..Jane Hall styling Not in the hot pinks, but more in the taupe/black/brick red family. I thought it would make a real statement in our century old brick farmhouse.
I figure collecting the various fabrics will be a journey in itself!

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