the lovely ladies over @ sweetwater are having a contest! We know you have some type of fabric in your stash that would be perfect for this pattern. To enter the contest, make the table runner in your choice of fabric, photograph it and send us the picture (e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org). We think it would be lots of fun to see what it would look like in different colors and patterns. If you show it on your blog, give us your web address and we will link from our site. You have until the end of August to enter. My mom told me this pattern was so easy, even I could make it. That may be stretching it a bit, but she whipped it out in just a couple of hours. If you are a beginner, this would be perfect for you.
One random winner will receive one of our authentic Jelly Rolls. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Remember, you have until August 31 to enter. so go visit their blog and enter! and don’t forget to upload it to the moda bake shop flickr group! I think this runner works as a perfect display for jelly rolls! pictured – Mill House Inn by Fig Tree Quilts, Authentic by Sweetwater, Rouenneries by French General
Hello! I’m so excited to share this cute pillow with you! Feel free to ask me questions, I’ll be glad to answer them.
Stop by my blog and say hi.
Melissa at http://www.polkadotchair.blogspot.com/
1 Birdie Charm Pack
1/2 yard white fabric OR use a white twin sheet (great way to get a lot of fabric!)
Heat and Bond Light
Warm and Natural Batting
1 button for eye
1 12×16 pillow form
Pink Ric- Rack
Grosgrain Ribbon Ruffle Trim
Okay to begin you will need 1 Birdie Charm pack (shown here are a charm pack and a layer cake, but you just need a charm pack).
The finished pillow size will be 12×16.
Cut 1 piece of white fabric to 6.75×10.75.
Since this is a pillow to be used on a bed I just used a white sheet. It’s a great way to get a lot of fabric for cheap!
Next on your computer print out the name you like in a good bulky font. (I used Font Diner Loungy). In your word processing program set the type to outline and print backwards.
Print the name. I like to use a light box to trace it but you can also just use a bright window.
Trace the name onto paper side of Heat and Bond.
Next pick the fabric pieces that you would like the letters on.
Arrange cut letters on white fabric piece. Iron on.
From the charm squares cut 42 strips 1.5 ” x 3″.
Next you will need to quilt your pillow. You can do this to your liking. I used 1 layer of warm and natural and a piece of scrap fabric for the back (since it will not show).
I used a walking foot and did a decorative stitch in each seam. Then quilted wavy lines down the center panel.
To make bird embellishment:
Trace a shape of a bird onto a piece of Heat and Bond. I used a piece of chipboard that I had in my scrapbooking stash. Trace the wing also.
Iron bird onto wrong side of a 2nd piece of fabric. The bird is double sided because you can see the back of it when sewed on the pillow.
(you are pretty much making a warm and natural sandwich… with a piece of fabric on each side)
Stitch around the edge of the bird, as close to the edge as you can.
Cut out bird. Sew on eye.
Pin Bird onto completed pillow top. Stitch though all layers (bird and pillow top) of the bird ONLY on the wing. Stitch around it 3 times to give it a nice dimensional touch.
Sew trim to edges of pillow. Attach back of pillow (also used a sheet) insert pillow form and stitch opening closed.
You will need approximately 20 charm squares for the pillow (depending on how you do your name) so you should be able to get 2 pillows out of one charm pack.