Fabric Check-In Process

Fabric and hardware

Fabric arriving at Designs by Donna is checked in and inspected as soon as it arrives.  Doing so may avoid delays with the project if any flaws, inconsistencies in the repeat, or wrong yardage amounts are found upon inspection.  And the same is true for drapery hardware received. There are a few things for you to check when your […]

Sewing invisible zippers next to welt cord

When inserted correctly, only the zipper pull shows.

I used to be afraid to sew an invisible zipper next to welt cord …………. until I tried it.  And it worked well.  And all I was able to see was the zipper pull.  And the pillow turned out beautifully, do you agree? After several people shared their concerns with me about sewing this type of zipper, I decided […]

Bolster Pillows With Contrast Button Ends

A pool noodle inside the pillow makes for easy insertion of the button twine into the pillow.

I love bolster pillows with sunburst ends. Depending on the fabric you use, the ends will either create a pleated sunburst or more casual gathered sunburst as in the photo below. Once you gather the fabric into the center of the bolster pillow ends, you will have a small hole in the center and this […]