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Thread: decorative pillow

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    Years ago my mother made a couch decorative pillow that she tucked - does anyone have the instructions for how to make this pillow?

    thanks

    darlene

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    Do you mean candle wicking?

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    no, they were tucks sewn on the back which formed a pattern on the front because of the tucks. I have seen them in commercial pillows, but they are pricey and I remember my mother had a pattern - can't find one, though.

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    LOOK UP CHICKEN SCRATCH, OR MAYBE IT'S HEN SCRATCH,
    IT'S DONE ON GINGHAM RIGHT?

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    When I looked them up on internet - it was not tucked. Am I missing something?

    thanks

    darlene

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    It sounds like it might be honey comb smocking or pleating. Like this maybe?
    http://tumblingblocks.net/blog/index...cking-Tutorial

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    I think that might be close -

    thank you

    darlene

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    You can make a similar type of pattern making pin tucks with your serger and then sewing them down in a wave pattern with your sewing machine. I just suggest it as it would be a quick result.

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    My mom used to do this to and i can't for the life of me remember how she did it. so i'll be watching this one

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    unless I am missing something - the first one is about a tissue cover and the other three do not exist.

    thanks, though

    darlene

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    I like the look of the pillow that is tucked - but no instructions!
    thanks

    darlene

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    smocking would be my take on it. Sounds like something we did way back when...

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    Ok sorry about those! 80[

    try this one there are a lot of pages of instructions!

    http://sewing.about.com/od/homedecpr...-Pin-Tucks.htm

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