Monday, November 16, 2015

New Wrights Blanket Binding and Quilt Binding!

Check out what's new at Dove Originals Trims! Just in from Wrights, 3 pretty trellis design blanket bindings in green with white, red with white, and elegant black with white, plus a charming plaid extra wide double fold quilt binding in red with black and gold. In stock and ready for delivery to you for your blanket, throw, and quilt projects!

At Dove Originals Trims you'll find a trim to meet your every requirement from home decor to elegant ribbons to sewing and quilting to world class Conso trims. And we ship usually in 24 hours or less.

Red and white trellis blanket binding

Green and white trellis blanket binding

Black and white trellis blanket binding

Red plaid with black and gold wide DF quilt binding 7/8"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

$1.15! Wrights XWide Double Fold Bias Tape. GREAT Deal!


Check out our website Dove Originals Trims for the best prices on Wrights, Simplicity, Boye, and EZ Quilt products plus dozens of other manufacturers.  Our regular price on Wrights packaged extra wide double fold bias tape is only $1.15 per package, and we sell Wrights packaged double fold quilt binding for only $1.85 per package every day. Most colors are in stock so we ship quickly. At prices this low you can afford to keep a variety of colors on hard for when inspiration strikes and not have to make a special trip to the store to find what you need.

Colorful, sturdy, and practical, double fold bias tape can be used to bind hems, armholes, necklines, bibs, totes,  and other raw edges for a clean, colorful finish. It can also double as a substitute for ties, drawstring, and other fastenings.  And since it's a blend of cotton and polyester, it's machine washable. Each package includes 3 yards of tape.

Why not stop by and check us out. We usually ship in 24 hours or less, so there's no endless waiting for your order to arrive.

Cheers,
Flo

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

$1.85 Wrights Double Fold Bias Quilt Binding! What A Deal!


What a deal indeed! Wrights packaged double fold quilt binding usually sells for $2.69 a package or more online or in stores. Our price is only $1.85 per package and we stock it in all colors.

Use this gorgeous tape to compliment your quilt and add an attractive finished edge. But this tape isn't only for quilts.  Use it to add color and charm to wearable art, throws, blankets, and wall hangings as well. I like it to finish the raw edges of a sweatshirt that I've transformed into a jacket.

Each package contains 3 yards of bias tape, 7/8" wide, and is a completely machine washable blend of polyester and cotton.

At only $1.85 per package you can now have a wider selection to keep on hand for use when your creative urge strikes, and since we stock all colors there's no need to go from store to store looking for a particular color. We ship fast, too, usually in 24 hours or less so you get your order quickly and hassle free.  Why not check out our wide selection of colors here.

Cheers,
Flo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MORE GOLD BLANKET BINDING AT DOVE ORIGINALS TRIMS

We're happy to share with you that we now offer 3 different shades of gold blanket binding in our 25 yard rolls: gold, bright gold, and antique gold. Gold is a very difficult color to find in blanket binding. (Wrights ended production of their antique gold binding in packages about a year ago.) And this lovely binding is manufactured in the USA, not in China. 


Our latest: 25 yards, gold blanket binding, $23.49

We stock a total of 22 different colors of bulk binding in the 2 inch wide and a smaller selection of colors in 1 inch. 

I hope you'll stop by and see the lovely selection of colors we offer in bulk blanket binding 25 yards.

Other shades of gold in stock at Dove Originals Trims:

Antique gold

 
Bright gold




Thursday, April 10, 2014

HEARTBLEED BUG and DOVE ORIGINALS TRIMS

By now most internet users are aware of the security issues posed by the recently discovered Heartbleed bug with respect to personal and credit card information. We want you to know that Dove Originals Trims is completely unaffected by the Heartbleed bug. We have never used the vulnerable version of OpenSSL on our servers so there has never been any chance at all that your information  was compromised.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SILVER TRASH TO TREASURE by Dove Originals Trims

Before and after...

It never ceases to amaze me what people will toss into the dump. My son and granddaughter- both dedicated dump hunters- found the 3 pieces of heavy silver plate above in perfect condition at our local dump. All three pieces needed polishing but none had dents or scratches. The large goblet would look perfect holding an attractive flower arrangement.

This is the "after" photo showing the large goblet and various other pieces on display on the coffee table in our family room. All of these treasure were found at tag sales, auctions, and the dump. The heavy Victorian tray was a tag sale find for 50 cents. The goblet- now sporting a pretty flower arrangement- is the one my son and granddaughter found in the dump last week. The compote was an auction find. I added candles to create a look that is warm, charming, and old world. Oh, and polishing silver is actually relaxing, a great stress reliever.

The tray will join some other sterling pieces in our upstairs bath, and the small dish is ideal for holding trinkets and odd pieces of jewelery. Why not re-purpose some of those pretty silver pieces you received as wedding and anniversary gifts and put them to use to beautify your home. A good poslishing cloth will keep the tarnish away and add a beautiful shine.

Regards,
Flo
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ELEGANT VENICE LACE by Dove Originals Trims


Venice lace is so very elegant. It adds a custom touch to apparel, home decorating projects, and crafts. Few trims offer as much variation in design, versatility, and ageless appeal as Venice lace.  Since this lace is frequently made from 100 percent rayon, it is the perfect choice for lace painting and tinting. If you've never tried lace painting, it's so easy that even a child can produce good results. Be sure to check out our how-to article on our website Hand Painting and Dyeing Lace.

Venice lace can turn plain bed linens into fabulous with the addition of Venice lace to the edge of the top sheet and pillowcases. Or use on apparel for a custom design look. A little girl's dress can go from ordinary to extraordinary with a bit of lace. And for ultimate luxury use to trim curtains for a handmade look. Dove Originals Trims stocks a large selection of colors and sizes of Venice lace. Our prices are great and we ship immediately, so I hope you'll come by and visit. If you have questions we're available to help either by email or telephone.

Regards,
Flo
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BEAUTIFUL PEARL TRIMS by Dove Originals Trims


Pearl trims are the ideal trim for wedding favors, scrapbooking projects, crafts, and so much more. We carry an excellent selection of fused pearls in a variety of sizes and colors, all at low prices. Fused pearls are also available in silver and gold making them ideal for favors at silver and gold wedding anniversary celebrations. I hope you'll stop by for a visit.

Regards,
Flo
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT OF WRIGHTS and SIMPLICITY CREATIVE SHIPPING BLACKOUT 1/20/2014 THROUGH 2/17/2014.

Due to the transition from Wrights TN to Wilton IL there will be a blackout period during which Wrights/Simplicity Creative will not process orders. This period is effective January 20th through February 17th. We STRONGLY suggest that affected customers purchase additional quantities to accommodate the blackout period.

Flo
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI RECIPE By Dove Originals Trims



Christmas Potpourri is a warm spicy potpourri redolent of evergreens, citrus, and spice.  It is easy to mix up and uses easy to find spices and oils.

Ingredients: rose hips, coarsely ground allspice, fresh grated nutmeg, dried orange peel, course cinnamon chips, bay leaves, rosemary leaves, star anise and bayberry oil.  The proportions don’t matter a great deal. Let your nose by your guide, and don't be afraid to experiment. I used about ¼ cup of each ingredient.  This is a very attractive potpourri perfect for display in a wooden bowl on the kitchen table.

Have fun!
Flo
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Friday, December 20, 2013

ORANGE AND SPICE POTPOURRI By Dove Originals Trims




Spicy potpourri displayed in an attractive bowl where roving fingers can stir it  and release  the scent shouts “Christmas.”  Potpourri is very simple to make. This is a great project for older kids and attractively packaged potpourri makes a lovely gift.  The proportions and contents can be varied depending upon your individual preferences.


Recipe: For spice potpourri I use only spices, roots, and citrus peels (no flowers).  You will need about ½ cup of each of the following: whole star anise, hyssop, whole cloves, crushed lemon verbena leaves,  dried apple slices, crushed bay leaves, and rose hips. To this I added 1/8 cup of cedar chips (use sparingly), ¼ cup vertiver root, 3 tablespoons of orris root (a natural preservative), 2 whole nutmeg freshly ground, and 3 tablespoons of freshly ground all spice.  I also added several tablespoons of ground cinnamon and cloves to the mix and a few drops of lemon fragrance oil. Stir well and store away from light for about 6 weeks.  Enjoy.

Merry Christmas,

Thursday, December 19, 2013

NEW! ANTIQUE GOLD BLANKET BINDING 2 INCH IN 25 YARD ROLLS by Dove Originals Trims



NEW at Dove Originals Trims: Gorgeous antique gold 2 inch satin blanket binding in 25 yard rolls. The color is a rich deep gold and is exclusive to us.  We offer bulk blanket binding in a variety of difficult to find colors such as silver grey, copper, burgundy, teal, dark brown, and hot pink as well as in standard colors. We also offer 25 yard rolls in 1 inch wide binding as well. I hope you stop by and check us out!

Regards,
Flo
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

EASY TO MAKE SPICE ORNAMENTS By Dove Originals Trims


These old fashioned and delicious smelling spice ornaments are very easy to make. My 7 year old granddaughter created them with only a little help from me with the oven.

Recipe: 3/4 cup of applesauce and about 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of ground spices. We used cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. (These ornaments are a great way to use up spices over the expiration date.)

Mix the dough with a spoon and then knead it a bit to get a smooth consistency for rolling. Add a teaspoon or two more applesauce or spices as needed if the dough is too dry or too sticky. Place the dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with 3 inch cookie cutters, reusing and re-rolling the leftover bits. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. You will have about 15-20 ornaments.

Use a straw to make a hanging hole in the top of each ornament. Bake in a 200 degree over for about 2 1/2 hours. Remove carefully and cool on wire racks. Thread string or twine through the top of each ornament and hang. My son hung one in his car as an air freshener as they smell so good. 


Merry Christmas!
Flo
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS by Dove Originals Trims


I’d forgotten how much fun it is to make ornaments with my 7 year old granddaughter. She did 90 percent of the work, rolling, cutting, painting, and decorating.  We’re making a special tree to display these.  The recipe for salt dough ornaments follows.

Recipe: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup water. Mix together until you have a soft dough, then knead until the dough is elastic and smooth.  If the dough is very sticky add just a small amount of flour and knead in.  Do not add too much flour or your ornaments will crack.

Heat your over to 250 degrees. Roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut using standard cookie cutters. Use a skewer or straw to make a hole for hanging.  Transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet,  and bake for about 2 hours. Cool completely and decorate.

Regards and Merry Christmas!
Flo

A BARE BRANCH CHRISTMAS TREE By Dove Originals Trims


Create a Christmas 'tree' using bare branches. My granddaughter Hanna and I placed cut branches in an old milk pail and decorated them with garlands of fresh cranberries, dried apple rings, spice ornaments tied with red cord, cinnamon sticks, and small red balls. It's a very simple project and looks charming standing to the left of the old kitchen fireplace. I enjoy the primitive look which works well in our old 1750 home. Hanna strung the cranberries using a double length of heavy duty thread and a blunt tapestry needle. 

Regards and Merry Christmas!
Flo
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS DECORATING By Dove Originals Trims


 

I love the scents of Christmas- spices, fruits, balsam. But my favorite is the combination of citrus, cinnamon, and cloves that results from making old fashioned pomanders.

This is a great project for kids of all ages. All you need are a few oranges and lemons, whole cloves, and a mix of ground cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and whatever else you'd like to include such as ginger and nutmeg. I also add powdered orris root as a preservative.

Push cloves into the fruit creating a pattern. I use a very small Phillips head screwdriver to pierce the skin of the fruit to make inserting the cloves a little easier. When the fruit is covered with cloves, roll it in the spices and allow the fruit to remain in the bowl with the spices, turning occasionally to coat evenly with the spices. An old wooden salad bowl is perfect. The scent as the fruit dries is heavenly. Pomanders will keep for a long time and can be tied with decorative ribbon and hung up as sweet smelling ornaments.



Regards and Merry Christmas!
Flo
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