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« on: November 15, 2010 11:00:59 AM »

So I really wanted to make something for my bf's birthday, and after looking at ThinkGeek for ideas the "I can make this!! And it will be even better!!!!" instinct attacked and I ended up with...

Geeky deco cushions for his office! He's a programmer at a certain fond-of-primary-colors tech company so I figured he can put them on the couch...or the wall...throw them at people...

I decided the dimensions by just subdividing one of those NuFoam chairpad forms into 4 squares, so they ended up roughly 7.5" x 7.5" and look kind of like giant colorful Scrabble tiles. I printed the letters, traced them onto Wonder Under (backwards! because I forgot to mirror the printed image) and just ironed them on the cushion tops.  Thanks to previous tips from lovely Craftsters I made my seam allowances 3/8" (about the width of the presser foot..genius!) and propped my dining table up on 4 paint cans while I was doing the cutting and ironing.

I've never made "structured" pillows before, so I'm really happy with how they turned out, especially since I cheated and did an envelope type folded opening in the back instead of a zipper closure.

This Threads article was REALLY helpful:

Another picture that I didn't realize had my dog in it staring at me until later:

Oh and this is my first posted project...I finally manged to de-lurk! Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010 11:29:03 AM »

Congrats on de-lurking. I love this project! I featured it on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010 11:36:44 AM »

Love them! Want them! The color rotation is a great way to make it a set. Congrats on a great first post!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010 12:16:09 PM »

My totally geeky husband would love those! Wait..I'm not geeky and I love them. Nice job Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010 12:59:08 PM »

Aw thanks for the feedback! It always means more when it comes from fellow crafters Smiley

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How fun !! And your doggy is so sweet.

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010 03:03:24 PM »

These are extremely kool! But what does 'SGTM' mean?
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010 12:41:20 PM »

Thanks! It stands for "sounds good to me" (cryptic, I know).

« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010 05:37:28 PM »

These are so cute. I love the idea....and the best part is you can personalize them to anybody just by changing the colors and the word on them. Smiley

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