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Topic: Heart and Dump Truck Quilted Pillows  (Read 2874 times)
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« on: January 28, 2015 03:27:37 PM »

Every Christmas I help my nephews make something for their mamas. This year I decided we'd do pillows. My younger nephews' mom and grandma both drive dump trucks, so when I got this awesome Busy City paper piecing pattern I knew that would be great! The boys picked out the colors and fabrics and I think they did a great job! The 6.5 year old picked out the pinks for his mom (she does love pink!) and the 9 year old picked some cute ones for his grandma.







For my oldest nephew's mom I decided on a simple heart pattern that I just quickly sketched out. Again, he picked out all the fabrics. After I pieced and quilted each pillow, the boys got to use the sewing machine! I did a simple flap style backing with some cute winter themed fabric, used my new-to-me embroidery machine to create a label right on the back, and let the boys stitch them up! I had fun playing with some of the decorative stitches on the new machine as well, very fun for quilting!



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Proud boy and happy mama!

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015 04:09:49 PM »

Wow, so adorable! The boys did great on their pillows!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015 05:11:24 PM »

Really great projects!
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015 10:47:13 PM »

Those turned out really well. And how nice of you to take the time to help your nephews make something they can be proud of. (And incidentally learn how to use a sewing machine, which is a very useful skill.)
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015 08:10:57 AM »

How awesome a project I love it. I wish I new how to paper piece because my Grandson loves construction type vehicles, and he would love a bankie ( what he calls blankets ) with that theme.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015 08:52:22 AM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015 09:36:07 AM »

Mixedpibbles--Paper piecing is really fun! I don't think it's hard to learn either. I really recommend using an Add a Quarter ruler, here is a video tutorial that shows how to use it and with this method it's really easy to line up your next piece of fabric so you know where to place it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-b4SCL2ZUup your next piece of fabric.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015 12:30:22 PM »

These are wonderful...what great gifts!
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2015 10:22:59 AM »

those are great, and I love the truck ones.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2015 04:37:36 PM »

Brilliant idea to get the lads involved in making presents!  They did great with fabric choices and sewing.  Smiley
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