A Perfectly Sweet Pillow for the Holidays

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The Pillow Top Can Inspire Other Projects as Well!

Scraps left over from other projects stitch up quickly into this sweet little pillow. The embroidered phrase from a popular Christmas song is a delightful touch.

We love the lace around the outside edge. Crochet your own (no pattern provided) or purchase something suitable at the fabric store. You’ll find usable lace on vintage linens at thrift stores and in antique shops, too.

Making It Bright Christmas Pillow

The following pillow was made by Sherri at A Quilting Life. She used green for the embroidery for a softer look. Pom poms are a fun substitute for the lace.

Merry and Bright Pillow Cover

Fabric squares of 2 1/5″ and matching strips that are 2 1/5″ wide are all you need for the patchwork. You probably already have plenty of Christmas fabrics to choose from in your stash.

Amy at Nana Company provides helpful notes for making one of your own. Learn more about constructing the pillow here.

She also provides a link to the font she used. Add the same phrase to yours or another one that strikes your fancy.

The finished pillow is 16″ x 12″. The pillow top would make lovely placemats, too. You could also add a border and make it into a table topper.

Click here for the free PDF tutorial for the “Merry and Bright” pillow.






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