Whew! 3 more Christmas gifts are complete! I have to say, these might be my favorite, although one of the more (unexpectedly) time consuming, projects I worked on this holiday. So how did it sew up? Actually, really well. Overall, the instructions are easy to follow and there’s plenty of pictures to help you with each step (seasoned sewers can probably skip a majority of the instructions as this project is pretty straight forward). The applique alphabet is included with this project… best of all, each of the letters are backwards so you are all set to trace with your fusible web (However, I did find that the letter ‘d’ was not transposed, I’m guessing that was an error). The boarder around the name is ideal for using up scraps (although I coordinated mine with the fabrics I used for the lettering), plus it’s fun to create the ‘free-form’, patchwork border. A word of caution, though – these pillows use far more stuffing that what you think. Two pillows easily used up a 20 oz. bag of fiberfill (I like to stuff firmly).

Overall, a great pattern that I can definitely see using again in the future… plus is’ perfect for beginners!

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