Pillow Makeover stats: 2 down, 1 to go. Introducing Pillow #2.
Have you tried paper piecing? Oh, you should. Love it! I used the same pattern as the star pin cushion only this time kept it the actual size. This pillow front has been complete for about a month, or more. It was one of those projects I was not looking forward to -- seam ripping the old pillow apart, zippers, stuffing it....yuck! Guess what? It took me about 15 min to take the old front off the pillow and replace it with this one! Do you ever do that? Put off something you think is worse than it really is? (everyone nods) Oh, good. I am not only one.
Grommet Rings. These were purchased at JoAnn Fabrics. They come in packs of 8 rights, so you will need one package per panel.
Fabric was also purchased at JoAnn Fabrics.
After sewing a 3 inch (or larger) hem in your curtains, accordion style fold your curtains 8 equal times. One fold for each grommet.
Find the center of the panel and place a stick pin from the bottom to the top. Next center the template (that comes with the grommets) on the pin.
Trace a circle onto your fabric using the template.
Remove your template from the pin. Remove one layer of fabric from the pin and place your template back on the pin. Be sure to only remove one layer of fabric. This will give you 4 circles on the front of your fabric and 4 on the back.
Cut each circle out carefully.
There are 16 grommets in the package, two for each hole.
Place the grommet half with the lip on it one one side of the fabric and carefully place the other half on top. I found it best to use the palm of my hands and snap them together.