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I’ve mentioned a time or two that I was lucky to inherit a very large supply of fabric from my mother-in-law who was an outstanding seamstress and quilter. I love finding uses for the fabrics that she purchased and didn’t get to use. One piece of fabric I’m sure was purchased with many projects in mind. When I inherited this fabric, I had no idea what how I’d ever use it. Now that we have Sherman, I’ve turned into a dog lover and after looking at these sweet faces, I decided that pillows would be a good use for this fabric.
Is your dog’s breed shown?
My mother-in-law also had this adorable doggie print, probably intended to be used for a quilt back.
I started this project by cutting out four pillow fronts and four pillow backs. The fabric on the left was also intended to be used for a quilt back. I ironed heat ‘n bond to the back of the dog fabric and cut each dog out.
I ironed each dog in the middle of the front fabric piece and used a zigzag stitch to add a decorative touch. (The Golden Retriever unfortunately got destroyed by my iron, so he didn’t make it to this step.)
Sew around three sides. Leave an opening on the fourth side for turning. Trim the edges and corners. Turn and press.
Stuff each pillow and sew closed by hand or with a machine.
What dog lover wouldn’t want to receive a decorative dog pillow as a gift?
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