|The Perfect Pillows!|
|Seams that align!|
- The fabric is really beautiful and has a floral pattern. But, it is a difficult pattern since it is a floral design broken up into three distinct patterns. A large flower which runs down the middle and two smaller patterns running down each side. I had to place my pattern over the largest flower and center it so it would be the focal point. This actually took a lot of time. But I did it. And, because of the way I positioned the fabric, I am thinking I will be able to make companion pillows with a slightly different pattern but from the same fabric.
- I cut out two panels for each pillow and pinned them together. As I started pinning, I realized something. In my head I was thinking, "Holy Smokes!!! I can actually line up the pattern on the seams." Anyone who sews knows this is a really big deal. For one thing, it is really hard to do. Also, with many fabrics, it is nearly impossible. When you shop for pillows in a store, most of the time, the pattern does not line up at the seam.
- I started sewing the pillows, cut the corners, and pulled the pillows right side out. There it was right in front of me: Pillow with seams that lined up. I was pretty much doing cartwheels, figuratively of course. I was never good at cartwheels and I now have a bad back.
Yes, I am excited. I love all the pillows I made. I am proud to sell them and I would be proud to show them off in my own home. But, these pillows are special! I love the fabric. I love the pattern. I love the way they turned out. Now, I would love it if someone bought them. They need a loving home. They need to be appreciated and shown off. If you are interested, they are on Etsy. Just click on this link: The Perfect Pillows!