My Mom is a really special person. Actually she is my step-mom but we have always had a very special bond between us since I was very young and she raised me from an early age so she has been the only Mother I have really ever known.
Every year since I was a kid we have the traditional conversation. I ask her what she would like for Mothers Day and every year she says, 'Oh just make me something from the heart'. I say 'But Mom, I'm not as good as you at making things' and she gives the Best Mom's response, 'It doesn't matter, if it's from you i will love it'.
So here is my Gift From The Heart to my Mom, something soft for her to rest on.
You Will Need:
1 15 X 15 in. Cut from Printed Fabric
2 11 X 15 in. Cut from Printed Fabric
1 12 X 24 in. Cut from Plain Fabric
Contrast Thread and filled bobbin for Plain Fabric
1 12 x 24 sheet of Appliqu� recommend Heat n Bond
2 15 in. strips of Stitch Witchery
1 14 in. Pillow Insert
*Note: I recommend using 100% Cotton Fabrics. All seams are 1/4 inch unless otherwise stated.
*Note: While use of the Cricut Expression and accessories added fun to this project it is not esential for the completion of this project.
Cricut Expression Machine
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
Cricut 12 x 24 in. Mat
Cricut Tool Kit (optional but VERY helpful)
Cricut Design Studio Software (optional but VERY helpful)
Applique Iron (optional but helpful)
Fabric Glue (optional), I recommend Liquid Stitch
Quilters Cutting Mat (optional but helpful)
Rotary Cutter (optional but helpful)
Step 1: Prepare the Back of Your Pillow
Wash, dry and press all fabrics. Trim off loose threads. Cut all pieces as directed above in advance and set aside.
Using the two 11 x 15 Printed pieces press up a 3/4 inch line along the 15 inch width. Apply a strip of Stitch Witchery, press again to adhere Fabric to itself. Repeat with second piece keeping pattern direction going the same on each.
Lay both pieces on top of 15 x 15 inch Printed Fabric piece and overlap in the center until the two 11 X 15 pieces match the 15 x 15 inch piece in size.
Pin the overlapping pieces in together place and run a 5/8 inch basting stitch on both sides of the back piece only and set aside.