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Topic: Yehaw! Heirloom Cowgirl Pillow using the BERNINA 330  (Read 1446 times)
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« on: May 15, 2012 10:11:51 AM »

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Yehaw! Heirloom Cowgirl Pillow using the BERNINA 330



When a friend turned me on to printable fabric, of course I had the perfect project in mind. I had a picture of my mother, when she was a little girl, on a pony. Another friend of mine gave me the cutest cowboy fabric and the cowgirl pillow was on its way!

The printable fabric is standard paper size (8.5 x 11 inches). I scanned my picture and printed it on the fabric.

After I had my picture, it was time to cut out my "frame". The nice thing about creating a frame is that I didn't have to worry about the patchwork, as it's not my strong point. I made an "X" in the middle of the fabric after making sure the position of my picture was perfect. Once my "X" was cut (you will have four triangles from the "X"), I folded back the fabric, cut a little bit of each triangle off and then placed my picture in the unfinished frame. I pinned my picture to my frame and was ready to go!
 




It was time to pin and sew! Before I started sewing I had to change the foot to the zipper foot because of the trim. All I had to do was tap the little button in the back and then ease the zipper foot on. Piece of cake!   The BERNINA 330 was so easy to use!  Even though I was just using a straight stitch, I felt confident with machine and its quality.



I added the little red accent balls when I was sewing the front and the back together.   I left about a 5 inch gap at the bottom so I could stuff the pillow.



I now have a fabulous heirloom pillow that I can add to my cowgirl collection and every time I look at the pillow, I can smile and remember my mom.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012 10:40:12 AM »

Awesome project, kittykill!  Love the photo of your Mom.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012 10:50:34 AM »

This pillow is so stinkin cute!  GAH!  I've seen it in person and it's even more adorable when you can see all the details.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012 11:41:38 AM »

Wow - beautiful picture and the guide is soooo easy to follow. Makes me wish I had one of those sweet Berninas too!
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012 01:05:26 PM »

What a great way to have a sentimental photo, and use it in your home. The ball fringe is the topper on the pillow, for sure. Smiley Great picture of your Mom.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012 05:48:09 PM »

How did you sew the picture fabric into its frame?  Did you just sew around the back of the picture onto the triangles? 
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012 06:39:16 PM »

On the back of the fabric, I picked where I wanted my picture to go then I cut the "X" in the fabric (making the triangles). Then I folded the triangles back, cut them a little bit and pinned. After that, I placed my picture in the "frame" and stitched around the picture.
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2012 06:33:10 AM »

Great project and dang cute! I want a cowgirl pillow!
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012 06:26:11 PM »

That is so cool that the picture is of your Mom, Pam! What an adorable (and special) pillow.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2012 05:33:18 AM »

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