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Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Map Pillow


Josh and I like maps - maybe a little too  much.  The playroom in our house is a bit of a travel theme.  This is mainly because before it was a playroom, it was a "man room" and we mainly just moved all the toys in there and called it a playroom.

Our couch needed pillows and I had the idea to incorporate something local and mappy into one of the pillows.  I cut the pillow front from some home dec weight fabric.  Then I used my Silhouette to cut a map of Rhode Island out of freezer paper.
 Side note:  I <3 Freezer paper!
 I found using the vellum setting on the Silhouette worked perfectly.

Technical note:  Since it is recommended to cut freezer paper shiny side UP,  I had to mirror my map image in Silhouette studio.

Shiny side down, I ironed the outline of the map onto the pillow fabric.  I painted it using Plaid fabric paint (two coats were needed).  After it dried, I sewed the rest of the pillow!  It really needs a pillow form one size up, but it might be years before I remember to buy one...

I'm just trying to figure out what to Silhouette on a pillow for the other side of the couch.  Anchor?  Compass?  Bicycle?  We have a boat, an airplane, and a train on the wall already.  What do you think?

Linked up to:  Homemaker in Heels
Tatertots and Jello
Family Ever After

5 comments:

  1. You are on a blogging roll! I am very impressed.;) I think an anchor would be perfect. If you somehow figure out a way to make a pillow that sounds like the ocean, blows wind in your face and smells like the beach than you can just SIGN ME UP to buy 12.

    Can you tell I miss the beach?

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  2. I second the Anchor idea too, I think it would look great. Or if there's another state/country that has significance to your family... keep the theme going :)

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  3. bike! better for all year round.

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