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« on: December 26, 2011 02:35:21 PM »

This is my first pillow, and my second time using selvage edges - which I have been collecting with abandon, and this hardly made a dent in that collection!  Embarrassed But it was so fun, perhaps I'll just make more... You can never have too many pillows, right?


Here is the front, which is in my current favorite quilting style - the log cabin.


And here is the back with my third through fifth ever buttonholes. It is embarrassing to admit that I haven't sewn buttonholes before - I've had the machine for at least 6 years.

It was so much fun to put together, perhaps addictive is more accurate, and there's so much going on with it, it just makes me happy to stare at it.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011 03:28:40 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011 04:09:14 PM »

That is such a cute pillow!  Way to use those left over pieces!  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2011 04:57:47 PM »

Great idea and waht a super turn out.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011 05:02:36 PM »

That is LOVELY!

oh, and I've never done button holes, they scare me (two sewing machines, for 7 years)
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2011 06:30:02 PM »

Very cute! I've yet to try the selvage technique... Looks like a lot of work!
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2011 07:52:41 PM »

brilliant I love it! and goes with everything Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011 04:16:34 AM »

Love your pillow! A great idea and it turned out so beautiful!

Great job!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2011 08:21:10 AM »

I love this. A great way to use up those selvages. Awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2011 10:04:57 AM »

Thanks, guys! What I love about selvage edges is that because one works only on the top side, I can do all the piecing at the sewing machine and I am not always running back and forth between the machine and the iron.

But because each strip is so thin, it is a lot of sewing! I used up a whole spool of thread on this pillow.

Also, at least on my machine, button holes were easy! It is like cables in knitting; they look fancy and intimidating, but the actual technique is very simple.
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