Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Easter Pillow!


No postcards today. I was looking for things and found an old print out, that I had done years ago and forgot about. Today I cut it down to the photo and made a pillow with it.

I used June Tailor's Print 'n Press to print the design, which is an antique post card design. All I had to do was print it out and it was still good after all these years. I would recommend letting it dry for a few days before using it, to set the colors. I ironed it onto fabric, then cut 1/8 around the edge of the design. I placed the design onto the background fabric, then lay the crochet trim around the edge and sewed it down by machine. The crochet trim is a moda product that I won years ago, finally using my stash.

The buttons were an after thought, a way to cover up the sloppy corners of the trim. After I sewed the buttons on, I sewed it into a pillow and decided some smaller buttons would look good on the outer edges of the pillow. The one thing I think I would do differently, is to use fusible on the back of the design to hold it down better. The iron on is a bit like soft rubber, so I would not sew onto that. I made an egg  years ago and it does hold up well, but also fades and cracks a bit with age.

I hope you enjoy my new pillow. It was fun to make and looks great on my shelf. The finished pillow is 12" x 8". I had to take a photo without flash to avoid glare, then lighten the photo up, so it might seem a bit brighter than it actually is.


20 comments:

Dorothy said...

It looks wonderful.

Karen said...

The buttons look like part of the design. I think I would use buttons if I had made it. Looks good.

Jacque. said...

LOVELY!!!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

It looks great and really like the finishing touches!

Kate said...

It's a beauty!

Linda said...

Super cute!

Raymond Homestead said...

Very sweet!

Shelley said...

Oh my lands, it's absolutely perfect :) good thing you live far away from or I have been tempted to..just kiddin, great job!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! I love the antique picture and the buttons add a perfect touch.

Jennie in GA said...

And it is WAY CUTE! Leaves me yearning for Spring.

Vicki W said...

The buttons are a great addition!

paulette said...

I love this pillow!! Good for you!
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Fiona said...

looks great withe the different textures...
Hugz

Unknown said...

Love your pillow, very cute

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love that pillow!

Allie said...

Absolutely darling, Debbie!!

jackiero said...

I love your pillow :)

Lori said...

It is beautiful! What's not to love?!

Monique said...

This pillow is very nice!
Hugs

Carrie P. said...

sweet!