"She seeks wool & flax, And works willingly with her hands" ~ Proverbs 31:13

November 19, 2018

Custom Monogrammed Pillow {A Finish}


When I was asked to make a monogrammed pillow from a teal bridesmaid dress for an upcoming baby shower, I played with a few ideas of how to do the monogram. Reverse applique was the technique that gave the best results with the soft fabric.


I used Michael Miller's Cotton Candy Fairy Frost cotton Fabric for the top overlay and fabric from the bridesmaid dress as the under layer.


To create the Monogram I used Photoshop for Mac. After finding a font I liked I played around with the letters and how they connected to get the proportions.


Once I was happy with the Monogram I printed it out and transferred it the the Fairy Frost fabric and basted the layers together near the monogram.


After carefully cutting only the top layer I began to needle turn the seam allowances using Wonderfil thread until the monogram was complete.


To give the pillow a more formal look I used cording with the pink Fairy Frost fabric to create piping for the pillow edge and butted the ends of the cording inside the fabric tube to complete the pillow.


This project was a custom order from several years ago and I still just love the final outcome!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my quilting journey!
Happy Quilting and God Bless,
Marcia







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