Archive for the ‘Curtains’ Category

101 Patchwork Projects & Quilts (2011 issue)

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Just received my copy of the 2011 101 Patchwork Projects & Quilts and want to share that I have two projects included. I am so excited!

A bedroom isn’t complete without a profusion of pillows. My first project (page 75), Serenity Sham, is so easy to make! My second project is a Pieced Shower Curtain on page 86. Brighten your morning with this pieced shower curtain topped with colorful grommets. Check it out!

Donna Babylon is a DIY and sewing guru. Her latest book is Decorating Sewlutions: Learn to Sew as You Decorate Your Home. Learn more at

Grommets are Here!

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Grommets are being used everywhere in fashion—especially on apparel and tote bags. And since home decorating and fashion trends go hand-in-hand, grommets are also being used on many items for the home. Grommets are showing up as embellishments pillows, ottomans, shower curtains, and of course, curtains.

Until recently, grommets were limited to those pesky metal rings that need special equipment to install or were whacked together with a hammer.

Grommets are now available to the home sewer and they require NO TOOLS and are super-easy to install—they simply snap together! Here’s some tips to help you include grommets in your next sewing project.

Check out my HUGE selection of grommets.

Donna Babylon is a DIY and sewing guru. Her latest book is Decorating Sewlutions: Learn to Sew as You Decorate Your Home. Learn more at

Weighing In On Curtains

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Drapery weights will help ensure that your window treatments hang well while giving your curtain a finished professional look.  It’s simple to add, just insert a weight into the bottom hem area at each corner and/or botton of each vertical seam. If the weight is not precovered, you must first cover the weight with muslin to prevent the weight from discoloring the decorator fabric.

This tip is excerpted from More Splash Than Cash Window Treatments by Donna Babylon.

Make Your Own Tassels

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Here’s a quick tip to make your own tassels for home decorating…

Cut a piece of cardboard to the length of the tassel. Wrap embroidery floss around the cardboard to achieve the desired thickness. To make the tassel head, gather the floss at one edge of the cardboard and tie it together with matching floss. Remove the cardboard and tie another piece of floss 1/2 inch to 1 inch below the knotted end. Cut the floss loops to create the tassel tails. Tip excerpted from Donna Babylon’s book, More Splash Than Cash Window Treatments

Donna Babylon is a nationally known home decorating expert. Her latest book, Decorating Sewlutions: Learn To Sew As You Decorate Your Home can be found at