Monday, December 5, 2016


Ok, so what's a tuffet? It's the cutest little footstool you'll ever see! It's like Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet....
In September when I went to Chattanooga for the quilt show, I met Sharon there. She'd come down for the day. She talked me into signing up for the tuffet class up in Jonesborough December 2 - 3. We left Knoxville about 7am and drove up to Jonesborough on Friday. We got there early and drove around town a bit just to get an idea of what the town is like. It's the cutest, quaint downtown I've seen in awhile. I do think DH and I need to take a road trip later this year.
The class was for 2 days. The first day we sewed the cover. It took all day to get the parts ready and sewn. Sharon took this picture and then showed me how to transfer it to my photo page on the iPad. You sew strips, trim the extra, pin on a new strip and then sew it from the wrong side!! But, it worked.
Here's my top all sewn together but with more to do to assemble it.
The form is nice and sturdy, so you pull it on over the base and then draw it up underneath. That part is later covered with fabric.
You also put a fabric covered button on top and pull it tight to make it look perfect. Here's my finished tuffet. The legs on mine are just square, solid, not fancy. I figured there'd be enough going on with the Kaffe Fassett fabric that simple feet worked best.
Sharon made a tuffet that goes from white to black. She mixed up her fabrics whereas I had graded mine and followed the color changes gradually.

Moira, the other one in our class, repeated 8 colors for the tuffet she made for her granddaughter.
So, here we are, all done!! It was a fun class. We worked hard but still had time to chat and enjoy the process.
You know, I think I may make another one. We can get together a few people and she will do the class for us. I could even start sewing strips onto the base at home and finish with her help at Tennesee Quilts.....
The shop was beautiful with lovely fabrics and lots of wonderful ideas. I am sure that we will be back there to shop, if not to make more tuffets. 
We had spent Friday night there because it is a 2 hour drive and by the time we had finished sewing on Friday, we were brain dead! Made for a nice little getaway!
So now, I'd better do a bit of weaving and maybe sew on that quilt top. It's almost together.
Until next week, keep weaving.


LA said...

Sounds like you had loads of fun!!!

Peg Cherre said...

I love them! I'm not usually a black & white person, but that one has a great appeal to me for some reason.

Tina J said...

I always wondered what a tuffet might look like!