Appliqued Initial Heart Pillow

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Hi how are you today? Do you remember how I have these great plans to redo the twins' bedroom? Well, I'm happy to tell you that I've got a great start with a very important part of their rooms...the pillows!

These appliqued hearts and monograms were made super easy with my Silhouette Portrait, and guess what...this is also a part of the Silhouette Challenge that I sometimes do with my friends, with this time around being all about fabric...and to make things even better, this time we're giving away an amazing prize that will make anybody who does crafts with fabric!

So are you super excited, or what? Let's get started:

(Just so you know, I may use some affiliate links in this post, which may earn me a tiny bit of money but doesn't impact how much I love these products & certainly doesn't impact your price!)

Now, if you recall, my girls want a Frozen themed room, but they also want something that reflects their personalities, and the many colors that they love. They love, love, love animals. In particular, they love lions and elephants, so when I stumbled across this animal fabric from Minted called Animals of the World I had to have it for them with the Bartone fabric as an accent.

So for each pillow, here's what you need:
Fabric (I used 24"x15" of each fabric, but that will depend on what size you want your pillow to be)
Scrap Fabric (I used the extra-wide selvage on hand...see below)
Poly-Fil Stuffing
Pins, Thread, and a Sewing Machine
Heat-Transfer Vinyl
Silhouette craft cutter (my little Portrait was perfect for this job)
Silhouette Clean Cut Interfacing

For each pillow I cut one piece of each fabric at around 24"x15". Then I cut 6" off of each of those pieces, so I had a 6"x15" piece and a 18"x15 piece of each color. I sewed together the small Bartone piece to the large Animals piece, and the small Animals piece to the Bartone piece. All of these were a 1/4" seam allowance. Press seams flat.

Now, with this type of fabric, there is an extra wide selvage because it is printed. Like around 3-4 inches. I couldn't see not using all that extra fabric, so I decided this is where I could use it up and make a simple applique with my silhouette. I took a piece of the selvage and cut a piece of the interfacing to match.

Then, following the instructions, I ironed the fabric to the interfacing. Then I opened up Silhouette Studio and created a heart and some initials.

First, I cut the hearts with my silhouette. I left the liner paper on the hearts. Then I reversed the letters and cut them with the silhouette into the heat transfer vinyl. I weeded out the extra vinyl.

Then I removed the backer sheet on the interfacing. I used my iron to transfer the vinyl onto the hearts and the hearts to the pillows all at the same time. (You might notice there is another heart and initial...big sis wants a pillow, too!) I centered the hearts in the small Bartone fabric piece, allowing for the seams.

Then, I placed the two pieces of fabric right sides together, with the 2 small sides lining up. I sewed all around the edges with a 1/4" seam allowance, but leaving about 3 inches to stuff the pillow. I turned the pillow right side out. I then hand-stitched the hearts just to be safe and to make them a little prettier.

Then I stuffed the pillows and stitched up the ends using a ladder stitch. My girls love their new personalized pillows!

And now the part I'm sure you've been waiting for...the other amazing projects and the giveaway!!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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Heat Press Giveaway

And I’ve saved the best for last! Pro World Inc is giving one lucky reader a Heat Press Valued at $300! Pretty sweet, huh? To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below. You have 26 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter! {This giveaway runs from today through Monday, March 21st at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a lower 48 U.S. mailing address. You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.} a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enjoy & good luck!

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