Postcard Pillow

This is the last week of school before summer vacation – you would think that I would be tackling my to-do list, but instead, I’m distracted by other fun projects that pop up on the web. Yesterday, it was Mark Montano’s Postcard Pillows. I had everything in my had everything in my stash to make these, so I decided to give this project a whirl.

The first thing I have to say about this is that the overall size is pretty small. The largest you can print is 8 1/2 x 11 – so your finished pillow will roughly be that size unless you add a boarder…. which is exactly what I did. I had some remnant fabric that had Kansas towns in all sorts of fonts that I used around the photo (and the backing). I thought that by adding a 1″ boarder that it would make the image more readable after it was stuffed… I honestly think it may detract from the picture though. Otherwise, this was a cute little pillow to toss in my sewing room.