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Center Stage: How to Make a Custom Tablecloth (Regular or No-Sew) with Dimples and Tangles | #DurathonJennifer Griffin is the author of popular home design and DIY blog Dimples & Tangles, which she named for her two children. She’s a self-taught crafter, designer, mom and wife living in Edmond, Oklahoma. She strives to create a welcoming home environment and enjoys finding hidden treasures in thrift shops. You can find Jennifer in line for milkshakes at Braum’s or on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

Center Stage: How to Make a Custom Tablecloth (Regular or No-Sew) with Dimples and Tangles | #Durathon

Gingham is certainly hot in the fashion world this season. I love decorating and decided I wanted to incorporate some of the pattern into my home. Our family does a good deal of entertaining, and having tired of our usual table linens, I thought a gingham tablecloth would be a perfect new addition. Now, I know red and white check tablecloths have been around forever, but a different color combination of that same pattern opens up a whole new world of chic table setting options.

Center Stage: How to Make a Custom Tablecloth (Regular or No-Sew) with Dimples and Tangles | #Durathon

It’s easy to make your own table linens. If you can measure, iron, and sew a straight line, you can make your own tablecloth. In fact, you could make one without being able to sew. Here’s what you’ll need.

Supplies:

  • Fabric of choice, yardage varies by individual table size (60″ width is best, pre-washed to avoid mistakes due to shrinkage)
  • Durathon iron
  • Ironing board
  • Tape measure or yardstick
  • Fabric scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Seam gauge or measuring tape
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Fusible web tape (if you want to make it no-sew)

See a detailed guide to using iron-on fusible web tape at DIY No-Sew Curtains Tutorial.

Center Stage: How to Make a Custom Tablecloth (Regular or No-Sew) with Dimples and Tangles | #Durathon

For many of my DIY projects, I consider my iron to be just as important a tool as a hammer or screwdriver. Ever since I took Home Economics in 8th grade, I’ve learned the importance of pressing the fabric as you go during sewing projects.  

Center Stage: How to Make a Custom Tablecloth (Regular or No-Sew) with Dimples and Tangles | #Durathon

Directions:

I began by laying the fabric out on the table to see how much would hang over the sides. On my table, I had about 9” hanging over on each long side, so I cut the length to allow for a 9″ drop on each far end. All tables will vary, but that made the starting measurements for my tablecloth 58″ x 94″.

Center Stage: How to Make a Custom Tablecloth (Regular or No-Sew) with Dimples and Tangles | #Durathon

Next, I used a seam gauge to measure a ½” hem along each side, turning each edge towards the wrong side of the fabric. This is where the Durathon iron is an invaluable tool for any sewing project; as I measured, I pressed that hem into place.

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Then, turn your hem up one more time, so you have a finished edge, this time measuring 3/4″, and pressing with the iron as you go. This step makes it so much easier to put in a hem, and gives a more professional-looking finished product.  

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At this point, if you would like to finish your tablecloth without sewing, you could use some fusible web or adhesive hem tape inside the hem and press it closed with the iron, following the directions on the hem tape package. I expect to get heavy usage out of this tablecloth, and wasn’t sure how well the hem tape would hold up through multiple washings, so I decided to stitch the hem of the tablecloth with my sewing machine.

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If you’re sewing your hem, secure it with straight pins after your hem is turned up and pressed with your iron, so it is flat and ready to stitch. Then, head to your sewing machine.

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Stitch a straight seam on the wrong side of the fabric, close to the fold of the hem so it’s secure. Mine was stitched at about 5/8″ from the bottom of the hem, but this can be varied if desired. Be sure to remove the straight pins before sewing over them.  

Center Stage: How to Make a Custom Tablecloth (Regular or No-Sew) with Dimples and Tangles | #Durathon

To finish, press your tablecloth one more time after the stitching is finished along all the edges. I like to use lots of steam, and the Durathon puts it out quickly! You’ll have a crisp, sharp edge that will make your tablecloth look fabulous!

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Table settings are kinda my “thing”, and I couldn’t resist setting a simple one to display my new tablecloth.  

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A few features I particularly enjoy on the Durathon Iron:

  • It shuts off automatically for safety if left face-down, but not too quickly. When working on sewing projects with long lengths of fabric like this, it’s annoying when the iron shuts off after just a few seconds.
  • It shuts off automatically after an allotted time period when left upright. I can’t tell you how many times I forget to unplug the iron! This gives me peace of mind that we’ll avoid a fire hazard.

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  • The weight is nice: heavy enough to press well, but not too heavy to lift and maneuver easily.
  • I already mentioned it, but the steam feature is fabulous! It’s so quick and powerful.  
  • Finally, the nonstick soleplate effortlessly glides across the fabric.

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With just a few clippings from the yard, some candles, woven placemats and my everyday white dishes, I’m ready in a flash to entertain.

Now, who is coming to dinner?

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Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #DurathonTim and Mary Vidra of 17Apart.com are a creative couple living and working in Richmond, Virginia. Both do-it-yourselfers by nature, they are continually in search of simple solutions for living more sustainably — sharing their ideas, tips and tricks for DIY home decor, urban gardening and cooking. Keep up with Mary and Tim’s creative adventures on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Create these simple no-sew scented sachets with the help of little more than a reliable iron, adhesive bonding and your favorite fabric. They make for great small giftables and are a meaningful way to repurpose the flowers and fabrics from a special event into a personal (and useful!) memento.

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Tim and I recently celebrated our second wedding anniversary; we were married here in Richmond and ended up saving the florals from our big day. These quick, no-sew sachets have been such a great way to use the preserved peony petals from our wedding,  and they’ve come in handy for a variety of uses.

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The sachets also can be filled with potpourri, dried herbs or cedar shavings if using to ward off moths. We made a simple mix of dried petals and lavender buds mixed with a few drops of essential oil for our sachet filling.

Supplies

  • Fabric
  • Durathon iron
  • Ironing board
  • Cardstock
  • Pen
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thermoweb iron-on adhesive
  • Potpourri

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

The Process

Step 1

Choose your fabric and match the heat setting to the material on a high-steam iron like the Durathon to smooth away any wrinkles. We chose a heavyweight cotton fabric for these sachets, though a range of options including lace, tulle or other delicate varieties will work.

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Step 2

Using cardstock paper and a pen, draw a triangle template in the desired size of your sachets. Trace the template onto the wrong side (backing) of the fabric — you will need 2 triangles per sachet.

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Step 3

Cut 3 thin strips of iron-on adhesive matching the 3 edge lengths of one fabric triangle. Still working on the fabric backing, lay the adhesive strips along each edge with the protective paper layer facing up. The adhesive bond will act to adhere the fabric edges together in place of a sewn edge.

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Step 4

Using the dry setting, quickly run the hot iron over each strip to activate the adhesive bond. This step will only take a couple seconds before the strips adhere to the fabric base.

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Step 5

Gently peel away the protective paper layering on 2 sides of the fabric edge, leaving the third in place.

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Step 6

Lay the second piece of triangle fabric over the original, right sides facing out, lining each of the edges up to match as precisely as possible.

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Step 7

Run the hot iron over the layered pieces quickly to activate the bond. Allow to sit for 30 seconds before handling since the adhesive becomes stronger as the fabric cools. You’ll now have a triangle pocket to work with.

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Step 8

Holding the pocket open in one hand, fill the opening with dried potpourri, gently pressing as needed to make sure the corner is reached and leaving room to close the sachet pocket.

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Step 9

Peel away the remaining protective paper on the inside edge and seal the final side of fabric together using the iron.

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Step 10

Trim the edges of the bonded fabric for a smooth, even border.

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The end result will be a wonderfully smelling sachet ready for placing inside a bureau drawer, piece of your favorite luggage or hung from a bathroom door with the addition of little ribbon. Make multiple sachets, tying together with lace as a small giftable to bring along for a housewarming, hostess or bridal shower.

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Tip: Use the same ironing technique with different fabric shapes and fillings to create DIY bean bags, hand warmers and more.

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon

Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon



 

Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | with #Durathon by Hamilton Beach® -- a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!Cheryl Bush is the blogger and creator behind Sew Can Do. She’s a self-taught crafter, designer and mom of three living in Michigan. She created her blog to showcase her tutorials and DIY projects, and now creates patterns and designs for magazines, fabric companies and book publishers. You can find Cheryl in her online shop The Green Hedgehog or on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

Pin your favorite DIY project and win a #Durathon iron in the Hamilton Beach® #Durathon Summer Crafts Contest. Then click to view the "Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | #Durathon" for a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!

An easy and affordable way to update decor in any room is with attractive throw pillows. The best part is that a pillow with a high-end look can be sewn at home with minimal skills – and I’m here to show you how to do it. Making this designer-style textured pillow is simple with just a few key supplies and the help of a good, high-steam iron like the Durathon®.

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Scroll down for a list of supplies you’ll need for this simple DIY project and a full step-by-step photo tutorial.

Pin your favorite DIY project and win a #Durathon iron in the Hamilton Beach® #Durathon Summer Crafts Contest. Then click to view the "Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | #Durathon" for a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!

Supplies

To create the striking textured effect on the front of the pillow, I use a special polyester material called Texture Magic that shrinks when steamed. By sewing this to the back of the main fabric and then steaming it with a high-steam iron, it produces a beautiful crinkled look on the outer fabric.

Because of this, it’s important to select a fabric that is steam-friendly. Cottons, soft knits or linen blends are ideal and will texture well. One yard is enough for a standard 16″ square pillow. Using metallic thread for the topstitching will give extra eye-catching appeal.

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Step 1

Begin by pressing main fabric to remove any wrinkles. Cut one square that is 17″ for the pillow back and another that is 22-½” for the pillow front. Cut a 22-½” square from the Texture Magic material. This piece and the front fabric are deliberately cut larger, as they will shrink up about 30%.

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It’s alright if that material has some folds or wrinkles. They will be dealt with later when steaming, so don’t press them out.

Step 2

Put the Texture Magic against the wrong side of the main fabric and pin them together around the outer edge. Using a yardstick and disappearing marking pen, measure and mark 1″ vertical lines across the front of the fabric.

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Step 3

Repeat with 1″ horizontal lines across the fabric so that there is now a marked grid. Pin every few inches to keep things together for stitching.

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Step 4

Thread your sewing machine with the metallic thread. Using a stitch length of “3” and tension setting of “3”, begin stitching along each vertical line from top to bottom and then each horizontal line from side to side. Work slowly so the stitching will be nice and straight.

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Step 5

Now it’s time for the fun part – the steaming! To get the lovely even shrinkage desired, the key is a high-steam iron like the Hamilton Beach® Durathon iron. Select the Linen setting, fill the iron to the max line with water, turn switch to “full steam” and give the iron 2 minutes to fully heat. With the back side of the fabric up, begin steaming just ½” away from the surface. Work slowly so the polyester has enough time to shrink and be careful not to touch it with the iron to avoid melting the fabric.

Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | with #Durathon by Hamilton Beach® -- a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home! Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | with #Durathon by Hamilton Beach® -- a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!

Step 6

Flip so the right side of the fabric is facing up and continue to steam. Once fabric is evenly crinkled, and will not shrink up any further, the steaming is done. Set aside.

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Step 7

Take the 17″ fabric piece, face up, and place zipper face down on fabric with one side of the zipper tape along top edge of fabric and pin together. Using a zipper foot, stitch along zipper edge with a ½” seam allowance.

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Step 8

Press seam open with the fabric away from zipper. Place this piece right side facing down on top of the textured front piece, lining up the remaining zipper tape edge. Pin fabrics together. Lay the yardstick along the raw edge of the back piece and trim off any excess from the textured piece so both pieces are exactly the same. Pin along the raw edges.

Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | with #Durathon by Hamilton Beach® -- a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home! Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | with #Durathon by Hamilton Beach® -- a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home! Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | with #Durathon by Hamilton Beach® -- a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!

Step 9

Stitch along sides and bottom with a ½” seam allowance. Trim close to seam and turn right side out. Insert a 16″ square pillow form and zip closed.

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You’re finished!

Decorate your favorite chair with your new DIY throw pillow and you’re all finished. Or make another one and have a matching set!

Pin your favorite DIY project and win a #Durathon iron in the Hamilton Beach® #Durathon Summer Crafts Contest. Then click to view the "Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | #Durathon" for a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | with #Durathon by Hamilton Beach® -- a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home! Pin your favorite DIY project and win a #Durathon iron in the Hamilton Beach® #Durathon Summer Crafts Contest. Then click to view the "Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | #Durathon" for a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!



Center Stage: Creating the Perfect Coffee Nook in Your Kitchen with Driven by Decor from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Kris Jarrett of Driven by Decor is a home design and lifestyle blogger located just outside of New York with her family. She created her blog to share her DIY adventures, home tips and functional, affordable decorating ideas. Kris can usually be found hanging out with her sweet rescue dog or drinking a hot cup of coffee while she strolls the flea market, but she’s also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

Coming from a girl who loves a good cup of coffee, it’s no surprise that our coffee nook is my favorite spot in the kitchen.

Center Stage: How to Create a Perfect Coffee Nook by Driven by Decor for Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Creating a coffee nook that’s both eye-catching and functional is actually pretty simple. In five easy steps, I’m sharing my how-to tips for creating your own!

  1. Start by choosing a coffee maker that fits both your space and your lifestyle. The FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker is a great choice if you’re creating a coffee nook in a space with cabinets above it because of two great features. One is that the water reservoir is removable. Instead of having to pull the coffee maker out from under your cabinets to fill it with water from the top, you simply remove the water reservoir from the back of the coffee maker and fill it in the sink. The second feature is that the coffee basket pops out at the front to fill with either K-cups or ground coffee instead of opening from the top:

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And the FlexBrew is a great lifestyle fit if you have a family like ours where one person likes tall travel or ceramic mugs and the other likes smaller coffee cups – the FlexBrew easily accommodates both:

Center Stage: How to Create a Perfect Coffee Nook by Driven by Decor for Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

  1. Now let’s add in a few more of the basics! If you like to use non-dairy creamer, sugar, or spices in your coffee, place them in small containers or shakers to add to your coffee nook. I love sugar and a dash of cinnamon in my coffee so my coffee nook includes both of those in inexpensive salt and pepper shakers. You’ll also need an attractive, airtight container for storing your coffee beans or grounds. I use a small white canister for ours:

Center Stage: How to Create a Perfect Coffee Nook by Driven by Decor for Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

  1. Next, find a unique, decorative container for your coffee filters or K-cups. Our coffee nook includes a small trophy cup that can hold filters for a typical carafe coffee maker or K-cups for a single-serve coffee maker like the FlexBrew.

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  1. Now’s the fun part! Add a few purely decorative items to personalize your coffee nook and make it your own. I added a small chalkboard art print, a woven tray to corral all of my coffee nook supplies, and a cute heart-shaped measuring spoon for scooping coffee grounds.

Center Stage: How to Create a Perfect Coffee Nook by Driven by Decor for Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

  1. The final step is to place your favorite coffee mugs nearby. I simply keep a few of mine on the countertop but you could also hang them on hooks or store your mugs in nearby kitchen cabinets.

It’s as simple as that to create the perfect coffee nook! Now you just need to find a few minutes of time to relax and enjoy your morning coffee. While I tend to grab my coffee and go on weekdays, on weekends I love getting snuggled into our living room couch with a cup of coffee and breakfast treat within reach.

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Where is your favorite spot to relax and enjoy your morning coffee?  

 



Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Holiday baking is so much fun, and blogs and what’s better than receiving a gift of homemade goods? But sometimes, there’s not a lot of time to bake or join an intimidating cookie swap. That’s why we came up with 5 easy ways to dress up our favorite made-from-scratch chocolate brownies for the holidays. They’ll make everyone believe you’re really an elf or were trained by Mrs. Claus herself.

  1. Frozen Snowflake Brownies

Channel eternal winters, snowy kingdoms, ice princesses and hilarious snowmen with these frozen snowflake brownies. Make fudgy brownies and top them with DIY snowflake picks and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

Frozen Brownies will be every kid's favorite dessert this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog at @hamiltonbeach

  1. Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

Crush candy canes in a food processor or food chopper, then sprinkle on fudgy brownies in the last few minutes of baking. When they are finished and still hot, add a few more sprinkles of peppermint to the tops. You don’t need to add a lot; just a little sprinkle goes a long way.

Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. White Chocolate Cranberry and Pistachio Brownies

Nothing says the holidays like red, white and green. Cranberries, white chocolate and chopped pistachios are a festive addition to fudgy brownies. Just bake the brownies, then top them with melted white chocolate morsels. While the chocolate topping is still melted, sprinkle them with dried cranberries and pistachios. When the brownies cool, the chocolate topping will create a white chocolate bark perfect for the season.

Pistachio Cranberry White Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. North Pole Brownies

Make brownies instead of cookies for Santa’s visit this year, and truly bring out your inner elf. First, make the North Pole signposts by topping straight peppermint sticks with a red hot candy (and icing to help it stick). Then, use return address labels to print North Pole signs and attach a tiny sprig of rosemary to resemble festive pine decorations. Dust fudgy brownies with confectioners’ sugar, cut them into squares and add a North Pole sign to each brownie.

North Pole Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. Santa Hat Brownies in a Sleigh

Use a mini muffin tin to cook fudgy brownies, then top them with simple vanilla frosting and strawberries to create these adorable Santa hat brownies everyone will love. (To create a sleigh, place a few in a small, rectangular dish and place in a couple candy canes.) These Pinterest-perfect brownies are great for Santa snacks, bake sales and holiday parties.

Santa Hat Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. Salted Caramel Brownies

The tried-and-true flavor of salted caramel mixed with chocolate really comes to life with these easy and delicious brownies. Just bake the fudgy brownies as normal, then drizzle with your favorite caramel sauce and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. These are a huge crowd-pleaser.

Salted Caramel Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach