Drapery & Design Digital Digest

The Drapery & Design Digital Digest is a collaborative effort between the Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library and My Designer Concierge. Together, our mission is to showcase the outstanding work of custom home furnishings professionals, spotlight quality products, and share educational resources.  

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Drapery & Design Digital Digest - September 2018

  • The Joy of Drafting Your Own Designs, Ann K. Johnson
  • Getting Comfortable With Oversize, Part 2, Deb Cronin
  • Buckram-Fold Roman Shade, Part 2, Susan Woodcock
  • Workroom Tour: Beyond Windows, Jennifer DeRosa
  • Upholstery 101, Kippi O'Hearn
  • Beanbag Chair Tutorial, Jill Ragan Scully


Drapery & Design Digital Digest - August 2018

  • The Best Countertops in the Market Today, Jill Ragan Scully
  •  Workroom Tour: JM Custom Creations, Jayna Manzelli
  • It's Show Time!, Kitty Stein
  • 5 Tips for Traveling, Beth Hodges
  • What Do Your Kids Think About Your Business?
  • The Window Fashions Artisan Project, Terri Booser
  • Getting Comfortable With Oversize, Deb Cronin

 Drapery & Design Digital Digest - July 2018

  • Buckram-Fold, Blackout Roman Shade, Susan Woodcock
  • döfix Sheer Adhesive Lining, Beth Hodges
  • The Upholsterer of the Future, Cynthia Bleskachek
  • Tuffets Galore, Caterina Meadows
  • Wish I'd Known Then..., Rose Mary LeBlanc & Amanda Smith
  • How to Button Tuft a Headboard, Kippi O'Hern
  • Draw-Matic Products, Sheista Breitkopf
  • Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color Forecast
  • Save the Stress for Stuff that Matters, Libby Huber

 Drapery & Design Digital Digest - June 2018

  • How to Make a Tufted Bench, Caterina Meadows
  • 8 Furniture Thrifting Tips, Kippi O'Hern
  • Workroom Tour: The Sophisticated Touch, Pamela Lin
  • Don't Mix Your Cleans and Dirties, Linda Erlam
  • Easy Spring Plus Shade Installation, Elki Horn
  • The Transparency Initiative Report
  • How to Control Your Finances So They Don't Control You, Michele Williams
  • 8 Ways to Freshen Your Walls, Jill Ragan Scully
  • Quick Tip for a Measurement Challenge, Judy Soccio

Drapery & Design Digital Digest - May 2018

  • MomPreneurship, Jeanelle and Cory Dech
  • London Design Week Spring 2018 Report, Morwenna Brett
  • Evolution of a Drapery Designer - Part 2, Judy Soccio
  • Planning for Ribbon Miters, Jill Ragan Scully
  • How to Spring Clean Your Curtains, Penny Bruce
  • Workroom Tour: Sugar& Spice Draperies and Shades, Terri Booser and Rachel Barrera
  • Branding Your Business with Fabrics, Libby Huber
  • Workroom First Aid, Laura Nelson
  • Pli-Grip Strip on Upholstered Wing Chair, Cynthia Bleskachek
  • Business Bravery: How to Recognize and Manage Your Fears, Michele Williams


Drapery & Design Digital Digest - April 2018
  • Pillow with Pleated Inset Flange, Susan Woodcock
  • Yardage Calculation and Pattern Matching, Fran Fox and Jeanelle Dech
  • Evolution of a Drapery Designer, Judy Soccio
  • Bead Weight Chain in Drapery Lining, Terri Booser and Rachel Barrera
  • Seven Ways to Keep Your Business Growing Strong, Roger Magalhaes
  • Slipcover Waterfall Skirt, Kelly McGrory and Jeanelle Dech
  • Real Workrooms: The Funky Little Chair, Cynthis Bleskachek
  • What's Hot & What's Not in 2018, JoAnne Lenart Weary


Drapery & Design Digital Digest - March 2018

  • Starburst Pillow Tutorial, Jill Ragan Scully
  • Metal Zipper in a Knife Edge Pillow, Jeanelle Dech and Yazmin Guzman-Juarez
  • Refresh Your Property for the Spring Real Estate Market, Tricia Wallace
  • DIY Upholstery Sawhorses, Cynthia Bleskachek
  • Put a Little (beaded) Weight Into It, Ann K. Johnson
  • Organize Your Sewing Studio, Jann Newton
  • Kirsch Ripplefold Drapery System, Part 2, Steve Landis
  • Invisible Zipper Next to Welt Cord, Nancy Letts and Jeanelle Dech


Drapery & Design Digital Digest - February 2018

  • Why Are Slipcovers Called Summer Dress?, Rose Mary LeBlanc
  • Design Fundamentals Everyone Should Know, Joanne Lenart-Weary
  • Book Excerpt: Window Treatments for Designers and Decorators, Linda Erlam
  • Understanding Kirsch Ripplefold Drapery System, Steve Landis
  • Pantone Color of the Year 2018 - Ultra Violet, Kelly McGrory
  • Austrian Shade Tutorial, Deb Cronin

Drapery & Design Digital Digest - January 2018

  • döfix Flexwave, Beth Hodges
  • New Year - New Business, Michele Williams
  • The Workroom Miracle - Silicone Spray, Ann K. Johnson
  • Nailed It! Reuse Your Edge Protectors, Beth Dober Runkel
  • Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?, Zona Tiller
  • Make Your Installers Happy, Rose Mary LeBlanc

Drapery & Design Digital Digest - December 2017

  • How to Make a Tree Skirt, Jann Newton
  • TheGreat Fabric Search, Eileen Zimmerman
  • Sewing a Curved Double Hem, Nancy Letts
  • The Beauty of Hand-Sewn Hems, Susan Woodcock
  • Three Strikes, and I'm Out!, Ann K. Johnson


Drapery & Design Digital Digest -  November 2017

  • Learning from a Design Icon, Meg Ruggiero Ovikian
  • Repeats are for the Birds - Working with Pattern Repeats, Tammi Le Nair
  • IWCE 2018 Construction Zone Preview, Terri Booser


Drapery & Design Digital Digest -  October 2017

  • Shirred Banding, Jill Ragan Scully
  • Have You Got Business Traction?, Michele Williams
  • Drapery Pleats with Hidden Tacks, Susan Woodcock
  • Developing the Seamless Workroom, Rose Mary LeBlanc and Amanda Deal Smith


Drapery and Design Digital Digest - September 2017

  • Rustic Lodge in Minnesota Ski Country, Jill Ragan Scully
  • Time Management in the Workroom, Christi Adams
  • Get in the Groove - Cornice Board Construction, Annie Davis
  • Gratitude and Giving Back,Michele Williams
  • Why Your Business Needs a Digital Newsletter, Jill Ragan Scully

August 2017 CoverDrapery and Design Digital Digest - July/August 2017

  • Indoor/Outdoor Arched Draperies, Karen Barnes
  • Successful Social Media, Lacy Vreeland
  • Do the MATH of Angled Windows - Pythagorean Theorem, Angela McAree


 Drapery and Design Digital Digest - May/June 2017 

  • Finishing Techniques: Rope Cord on Cornices, Scot Robbins
  • Discovering World Design, Joe Ruggiero
  • Workroom Innovation: Printed Table Canvas, Jeanelle Dech
  • Taming the Flare in Drapery Panels, Ann K. Johnson
  • Can You See What I'm Saying, Jeanne McDermott

Drapery and Design Digital Digest - March/April 2017

  • Create a Fabric Check-In Area, Jill Ragan Scully
  • Trending Now: Hygge, JoAnne Lenart-Weary
  • An Interview with Julie Wood, Margie Nance
  • Ruffle on Sheer, Jeanelle Dech
  • Healthier Home Offices, Jamie and Morgan Molitor


Drapery and Design Digital Digest - Jan

  • How to Pre-Line a Cornice, Annie Davis
  • Would Someone Hold Me Accountable?, Michele Williams
  • Create and Inspection Machine, Liz Hawkes
  • Pattern Matching - This Technique "Seams" so Perfect, Jean W. Laws