How To Make Beautiful Remnant Fabric

Who can turn down free fabric? In my business it’s not uncommon to be offered discontinued upholstery fabric samples. If you know a little trick, it’s simple to create your own patchwork upholstery fabric yardage.  Thrifted chair, free fabric…

The first challenge is to have a good eye to choose fabric colors that will form an overall unified fabric. Personally, I don’t care for patchwork if it’s just a bunch of different colors  and patterns thrown together. Continue Reading

Great Show House, Now Where Can I Find That Fabric for Less?

created at: 05/05/2010

Last week I walked through Indianapolis’ St. Margaret’s Guild Decorator’s Show House. This year’s historic home was purchased by the late author, Booth Tarkington in 1923 and it was there where he wrote many of his novels.

However, I digress. The one non-historic question I walked away with was how I was going to get my hands on some of this magenta and chartreuse Donghia fabric that graced one bee-U-tee-full chair in the morning room.  The laminated spec sheet listed this fabric as costing $450.00 a yard. Continue Reading