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It's a New Year . . .


Happy New Year!

Thanks to all of you who made 2014 so great for Piping & Pleats.

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to 2015.


Please note that prices will change slightly in 2015.  You can view them here.

I’m Inside!

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Welcome to my new office.  I am now inside.  Hooray for me.

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This is where it all happens . . . . .all of it.  And it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and I can hear the kids.  Imagine that!

South African Hiatus


Our family is headed on an adventure.  We will be traveling to South Africa soon, and this will require Piping and Pleats to be on hold for a short time.  I will be completing all orders by February 1st.  After that time, please contact me to put your project on a waiting list.  I expect to be back sewing by May 1st.  Please feel free to contact me in the meantime.  I will still be available by email to answer questions about fabric, timelines, and pricing.  I’m looking forward to talking with you.  Thanks for your patience during this time of transition for our family.

Winter in the Workshop


I’m in the workshop this week.


It’s  a little chilly.  Can you tell?

I love Moo


Remember my sleek business cards?  They were designed by my brother, Sean and printed by Moo.  I love Moo.  I have the mini cards, but they have all sorts of products.


My brother designed this postcard for me.

Now I can say Thank You with style.  You’ll want to check out Moo.

New Arrival: Pfaff 145


This arrived sometime in February.  It is quite a find and after much research and digging, I have found a Pfaff 145.  I’m expecting it will change my life.


It can sew through 4-6 layers of leather and 12 layers of canvas.  Amazing.


It is a compound walking feed which means that with all of those layers, it will keep everything even which is going to be such a benefit when sewing through all of the layers that a slipcover creates.

Have you got a piece of furniture, you’ve been dying to change with a slipcover?
Bring it on!




Vote for Me, Please!

I’m featured at The Farm Chicks in a business card contest . . . . and drum roll . . . . . . . . I’m a finalist!  Please vote for me today!


My New Work Horse

Ask anyone, I have some of the best work horses around . . . .

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Aren’t they adorable?  Really, pretty good workers, too.  I’m sure they sometimes compare their work experiences here at home with David Copperfield’s experiences in the factories.


But, this week, I got a whole new work horse.  I’m sure it will pretty much become like a member of the family.
It is my first big purchase in this new adventure of starting a business.  Can you tell I’m a little excited?


It’s an Industrial Overlock Machine (Serger), and I’m in love.


It ain’t pretty, but it is a beautiful piece of machinery.
I’ve already used it on a project and I’m wondering how I ever did any of my slipcovers without it.