Monday, April 12, 2010

New Spring Pillow finished!

You may remember that I took a couple of hand-sewing projects with me on vacation in late March. I am happy to report that one of them is now complete! Due to my recent convalescence (foot issues... see earlier post if you need the details), I was able to finish all the hand applique, and today I headed out for a zipper, piping, and a 16" pillow form to complete the job. Isn't it so spring-y?! I love, love, love the way it turned out!
Dritz Wash-Away Wonder Tape is my new favorite notion. It is a 1/4" wide, double-sided adhesive that makes adding piping, zippers, and machine-finishing your binding SOOO much easier!

You simply peel what you need away from the roll and press it onto the fabric where you want to hold your piping/zipper/etc. Here I have applied it to the raw edge of my quilted pillow front so I can hold my piping in place without pins.

Next you just peel away the paper backing to reveal the front side of the adhesive...

press your piping down and you are ready to sew!
PEACOCK UPDATEI am happy to report that the wandering peacock I told you about last week was reunited with his owner. My local paper reported that a nearby family keeps two male peacocks, and both went missing that day. The one I saw was captured by Animal Control the same day, and the other male was apprehended the next day. The owners (who live less than a mile from my house) were keeping them in a 7 foot high enclosure. They are planning to make it higher... and get a female so the guys don't need to go out looking for chicks :)


  1. Hee hee I love that last line. 1 female for 2 males? Is that Peacock polygamy? Lol!
    That is a beautiful pillow!

  2. Cool tip on the tape. I'd not tried it but now I will!

  3. Loving the green piping! The pillow is fantastic!

  4. Love, love, love your pillow. My father was a tile man, so I've always had a fascination with tile. I had to have this book and just took a needle turn applique class over the weekend. Needless to say I'm hooked. Did you finish by hand quilting or machine quilting? I'm taking a hand quilting class and thought maybe a thicker thread for grout would be interesting. This method could get addicting for me as I read their little "how to design your own" section.


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