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Bunting Pillow and Sampler Giveaway!!

I am not a very experienced sewist, but when I saw this Bunting Pillow Cover on CraftZine.com by Cicada Daydream, I NEEDED to make one out of a Bold Sampler. It was just too cute to resist.


I was slightly intimidated by the pattern, so I enlisted the help of my friend Jenny. Together we cut 12 little flags and pressed each one. The pattern had 15 flags, but I was using a smaller pillow from Ikea as a pillow form, so I could only fit 12. I pinned everything in place, and then we started sewing it up. We were sewing at her place, and this was my first lesson in the importance of a quality sewing machine. I've been sewing on a hand-me-down machine with pretty unsatisfying results. My bobbins are always lopsided, my tension is uneven, the thread catches in weird places...I thought I just didn't know how to sew! But with Jenny's machine my stitches were even and I could go at my own pace. I loved it!!! Just for fun, we even stitched up one side using her serger. Sergers are magical, I had no idea!!

I love my finished pillow. I love all the colors in the Bold Sampler. And now I love sewing! I am one happy camper.

As part of our ‘Summer of Samplers’ one lucky commenter will win the Bold Sampler featured in this post. Simply leave a comment by 8/3/10, and I will draw the name of one lucky winner using a random number generator. Good luck!!

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Comment by martha gilbert oliver on July 29, 2010 at 8:24am
good looking pillow. so neat
Comment by Mawna24 on July 29, 2010 at 8:09am
Love it and you did a great job!
Comment by Darla Zimmer on July 29, 2010 at 8:06am
Love the pillow. It is perfect for a porch chair. Fun and summery.
Comment by Charlotte Miller on July 29, 2010 at 8:05am
Love the pillow. Think I might enjoy doing one..
Comment by susan galasso on July 29, 2010 at 8:00am
Love the colors of the sampler - and is that raw-edge applique? A great idea for using some fancy machine stitches - I love sewing on my viking.
Susan in NC
sgalasso@triad.rr.com
Comment by Conda Walsh on July 29, 2010 at 7:37am
That pillow is just plain FUN to look at. I adore my Janome and have suffered through a lesser machine in the past. Never again! You are lucky to have a friend that will allow you to use her machine.
Comment by Jenni Calo on July 29, 2010 at 7:28am
Angela, I love it! So cute!!
Comment by vicki l childs on July 29, 2010 at 7:26am
Great job, the sewing machine can make all the difference. Would love to win the fabric.
Comment by Nancy Bird on July 29, 2010 at 7:20am
That is a cute pillow!
Comment by Bonnie on July 29, 2010 at 6:59am
now, that is a creative idea for a summer pillow. I would love to win that fabric.

thanks for sharing.

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