Pillow for Leann's Mom

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My husband's family is full of fun and interesting people.  One of my favorites has always been his cousin Nick.  Nick is hilarious, a real American hero and about 4 years ago he found me, my sister-in-law, and ALL his sister-in-laws a solid girl for the crew! Leann is not only gorgeous, funny and kind but she's so creative.  To date we've already made so many projects together I've lost count.  But this latest has my heart. . . 

Here's Nick and Leann getting engaged with the help of the Detroit Lions.  They don't live in Michigan, let alone Detroit, this is just how cool they are!

Here's Nick and Leann getting engaged with the help of the Detroit Lions.  They don't live in Michigan, let alone Detroit, this is just how cool they are!

Leann's idea was to use her grandmother's handwriting of the words "Love you," have it printed on fabric and have that fabric made into a pillow as a Christmas gift to her mom. I mean CAN YOU EVEN?!

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Step one was to upload and print the fabric from spoonflower.com then cut that out to the front facing square. Decided a simple white canvas for the backing.

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Always press those seams! And then close up the bottom as much as possible still being able to fit in the pillow insert.

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Here is my Tip of the Post: when closing the opening you left for the pillow insert, pins are a fun option. . .not, the pillow wants to keep pushing the pins back out!  Do yourself a favor and just baste stitch the opening closed and then go in for the kill with matching thread with the hidden stitch.

Look at them! There's Leann in the middle flanked by beauitful handwriting Grandma, and that special recipient Mom, with two extra sisters just to make this picture perfect!

Look at them! There's Leann in the middle flanked by beauitful handwriting Grandma, and that special recipient Mom, with two extra sisters just to make this picture perfect!

Last but not least send that heartfelt, most thoughtful, sweet gift off putting all your faith in the mail to get it there on time (that's another whole blog post). And sit back and relax. . .BUT NOT ON THE PILLOW, it's too special. . .love you, thanks for reading!

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