Pintucks, pleats and ruching adds texture and visual interest to home decor and accessories. All the projects in this book feature one of these easy to master techniques. Laura Estes will guide you through the steps and show you the tools of the trade that make these seemingly difficult textures, easy and quick to complete. Ruching, Pleating and Pintucks, all forms of fabric manipulation, add texture and visual interest to home decor and accessories. All the projects in this book feature one of these easy to master techniques. You will find adding these embellishments to projects rewarding, as well as combining them in future projects. Ruching projects use a Coin Ruching Guide. This style is quicker and easier than traditional ruching, and withstands any washing or cleaning your decorative items might need. Pleating projects use the Perfect Pleater, a tool that makes pleating quick and easy. Pintucks, very tiny pleats sewn in the fabric are easy, following lines you mark before sewing. Most of these projects are quick to make. Ruching projects require some hand sewing, but nothing that has to be perfect or exact. The Coin Ruching portions of these projects may be tucked in a zip closure bag and carried with you for stitching while waiting at appointments. Whether you are making these projects for yourself or as gifts for family and friends, you will find complete instructions, tips and tool recommendations for completing your projects. I hope you enjoy learning these techniques and will add pintucks, pleats and ruching to many of your future projects. Contents: 1 X 32 Page Paperback Author: Laura Estes Author Bio - Laura Estes has been sewing since childhood, and an avid quilter since the early 1980â€™s. Because she couldnâ€™t always find what she wanted in applique patterns, she began designing her own quilts. One thing led to another and Lauraâ€™s Sage Country Quilts became an official business in 1994, followed by Quilting Creations International, Piecing Pals and Coin Ruching Guides. Lauraâ€™s designs include applique, home dÃ©cor and gift items. Inspiration for her designs often come from gardens, flowers, hearts, cats, doodle art and German heritage. Laura enjoys teaching quilting skills and speaking on the subject of creating heirloom quilts. She takes great pleasure in seeing her studentâ€™s progress in their sewing and quilting knowledge and ability, creating dÃ©cor, gifts and quilts uniquely their own. Laura and her husband Pat live in Odessa, Washington, located in the semi-arid desert area of Eastern Washington. Scabrock, sage brush and deer are close at hand. Punkin, their orange tabby cat, oversees operations management and greets all who come to the studio. When not quilting and sewing, Laura writes a recipe column for The Odessa Record, titled â€œWelcome to My Kitchenâ€. She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, singing, crossword puzzles and spending time with Pat and Punkin.