Before we get into the tuffets, I thought I would share two links with you. One is the link to my new PROFILE picture. Hate having my picture taken, but I'm happy with this one.
The second link is to the Brampton Guardian where you will find a couple of unusual quilters. The first one is Paul (yes that is PAUL, not Paula). Paul is the president of our guild. He's a very resourceful person and he is also a contractor. Just the sort of person you need when making tuffets.
I was to bring some tools and supplies and Paul was going to bring more tools. The day started off a bit weird as we both thought the class started at 9:30, but in fact the time had been changed to 9! A bit of a scramble to get started, but then we were good to go.
I took tons of pictures and so I'll keep the writing short and you can browse how the day when. Let's just say that there was a TON of laughter, a LOT of sharing, much comeraderie. This workshop was a great example of how quilters pull together to help each other. It was a super fun day and wait until you see the results.
Sit back and enjoy!
|The car was jammed with supplies|
|Literally no room except for me to drive|
|Marking the foam pieces|
|Cutting a bevel on the top with the electric knife|
|Prepping the wooden bases|
|Stapling the batting around the foam|
|That's my little blue air compressor|
|Stapling some part of the base|
|Pulling on the tops|
At last a look at what the tuffets will look like.
|One covered tuffet|
|Discussing the tufting process|
|Making the tuft|
|Brace that table!!!!|
|Do you need help???|
The button went on next and now we have legless tufted tuffets!!!!
|Tuffet with a modern flair|
Time for the legs. We were making progress in leaps and bounds. I did not think it would go so quickly. Not everyone had brought legs and brackets but for those that did - let's move on to legs and brackets.
|I'm stapling the fabric base to cover the bottom|
God I was so focused, I didn't even know they were taking pictures of me!!!! That Heather!!!!
|A serious consultation|
|Having fun with the staple gun|
|Tuffet photo shoot|
Here are some of the finished tuffets.
|Very soft and pretty|
|Bright and bold with finials for legs|
|These legs were a perfect match for that fabric|
|A holiday one with very cute little legs|
|Zildi (the over achiever) made two tuffets|
|Another soft and pretty tuffet|
|Beaufiul legs that suit the fabric beautifully|
|Same style of legs - different fabric|
|Modern look with chrome legs|
Shoot - I didn't get a picture of everyone's tuffet. I know Marlene went home with hers almost done. She needed to get different brackets, but all the holes were drilled.
Paul had brought one to work on and so while he was madly sewing up the last seam,
|Paul sewing up the last seam|
|Heather and Eva were stapling and cutting the batting for him|
|Zildi graciously stapled my batting for me - thanks so much Zildi!!!!|
|Signing the tuffet|
|Heather with her signed tuffet and Paul|
Did we have any accidents??? Those upholstery needles are darn sharp.
|A more serious injury caused by a hammer I believe|
And there you have it - a super fun day. I believe in total that 18 tuffets were completely assembled or a good portion thereof. Mine was the least worked on. No worries - I'll get it done. I have three more to do as well. But I ended up selling some of my supplies so I couldn't do more than I did.
I believe we're going to do another day. I have a list of supplies, our workshop coordinator was going to book the date and well - if you want to get a tuffet made, this is the PERFECT opportunity to do it. And to go home with the thing completed!!!!
A HUGE HUGE thank you to everyone yesterday who pitched in to help. The sharing of hands worked beautifully and I was absolutely amazed at the results!!!
Today is going to be a crazy day - I've blog posts to work on today. So sewing, photographer and editing will be the order of the day!
Have a super day!!!!