Friday, January 14, 2011

The Tuffet Class

My first completed Tuffet was the black, white, and yellow pictured (right) for my daughter. See my previous post (Christmas Gift #2). I took a class at Pioneer Quilt Shop in Happy Valley, Oregon, taught by Judy Dillree (also right, standing). She has made several of these adorable foot stools, including the four pictured (left). Judy will teach this class again on Tues., March 8 & 29, 1-5. Contact for more information.

Judy is a wonderful teacher who provided helpful tips and an opportunity to purchase the plywood base and 6" foam insert needed to upholster the tuffet. I bought an extra set so I can make another tuffet in the future.

With two class sessions, held two weeks apart, we were able to sew the top together during the first class and return for the second class to put the tuffet together, adding a felt bottom over the base and hardware to secure the bun feet.

Heavy weight decorator fabrics, similar to those used to upholster a dining chair, made this tuffet special.  High gloss black spray paint to finish the four feet, add to the regal appearance.

So many beautiful fabrics! Here are a few other tuffets made in class:


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