Friday, March 10, 2017

Make a Pillow from a Finished Applique

Do you have a finished applique 
that you thought you might frame, and didn't?
That's the story behind this gorgeous gift from 
my good friend Cee of Early Style Penny Rugs.

Lucky me!
I think it's going to make a great pillow.
basket applique by Cee Rafuse of Early Style Penny Rugs
basket applique by Cee Rafuse of Early Style Penny Rugs

 I am making a button closure with a green lightweight wool

 I have measured and placed two pieces with an ironed edge hem of 1 3/4" on each piece.
These folds will cover each other creating the opening for a pillow form.
(Give some thought to your pillow form, measure and trim fabrics to fit)
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Once you have measured two pieces that will be the back of the pillow,
hem sew the folds.

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Space evenly and make buttonholes markings on one hem only.
I will use 3 x 1 inch buttons.
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Here I am using the auto buttonhole feature of my Bernina! 
I love my Bernie!
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 Place the buttonhole piece right sides to right side of applique 
and then the second hemmed piece right side down.


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Sew all four sides and trim corners
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Turn right sides out and press.
 Mark the centre of each buttonhole for button placement.
Sew buttons in place on the right side of the hem of the covered hemmed piece.
 
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basket applique by Cee Rafuse of Early Style Penny Rugs
 


Fill with fibrefill or a pillow form and enjoy.
Thank you CEE!

Pattern now available for this wool applique in my Etsy shop
Colonial Basket Wool Applique