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The bolster is one of our favorite shaped pillows, especially the classic style with closed, button-tufted ends. As much as we love the look, we’ve also heard from many followers that they shy away from attempting this type of bolst...

The bolster is one of our favorite shaped pillows, especially the classic style with closed, button-tufted ends. As much as we love the look, we’ve also heard from many followers that they shy away from attempting this type of bolster because of the mystery of how it all comes together. “There’s no opening! Are those buttons attached by magic?!” Nope. No magic, just clever upholstery notions from Dritz?. Read on to see how a set of Dritz? extra long Upholstery Needlespersonalized toys, their heavy Waxed Thread, and Cover Button Kits make it easy. And there’s “nothing up our sleeves” – we promise!

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We’re going to take just a minute to pull out our soapbox and step right up on it to talk about our number one rule for getting the most professional look on your finished projects.?Use the right products and tools for the job. When you use products and tools that have been designed for a specific purpose, the installation is easier and the result is superior. That is exactly what is happening with this project. By using the Dritz? Upholstery Tools, putting together a bolster is faster and the finish is better.

The extra long needle allows you to drive through the center of the pillow form while keeping a straight trajectory. The waxed thread is tough enough to withstand the increased pulling and tension needed to create and maintain the tuft. The Cover Button Kits allow you to create a perfectly matched and sized accent.

Speaking of accent, we chose a beautiful cotton velveteen in deep purple for our piping and button fabric. The thickness and rich texture of the velveteen is a lovely compliment to the smooth quilting cotton used on the rest of the pillow. And, by keeping the accent fabric and color consistent, it pulls together the different fabric used on our pillow pair into more of a matched set.

Bolsters are traditionally meant to be decorative and, therefore, are usually just spot-cleaned.

Our thanks to all our friends at Dritz? for providing us with the notions to make this project possible. They always have lots of new ideas and great products to keep your sewing easier and more creative. To find out more, we invite you to visit their website?or?blog;?or follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter,?and?YouTube.?

You can find Dritz? notions and hardware at fine in-store and online retailers everywhere.?

Our bolster finishes at approximately 6" in diameter x 16" in width.

If you like this bolster pillow, you may also like our Folklore Bolster with Ribbon Trim. The tufting is done in the same manner with the same Dritz? upholstery notions.

NOTE: Supplies shown are for ONE bolster pillow; the recommended exterior fabric yardage includes extra to allow for fussy cutting.


Project Design: Alicia Thommas ? ? ? Sample Creation and Instructional Outline: Debbie Guild

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