Button Lover’s Club: Words With Buttons | Acorn Button Monogram

October 25, 2018

“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.” ~ William Arthur Ward

Isn’t that such a lovely thought? It seemed perfect to share with you today along with our second project from the Acorn Button Lover’s Club: Words with Buttons box. Today’s project is a button monogram mini pillow featuring an acorn print fabric from 101 Maple Street by Bunny Hill Design. I can’t help but smile when I look at this pillow as it reminds me of the message in this lovely quote.

Acorn Button Monogram Pillow Supplies:

Acorn Button Monogram Pillow Instructions:

  1. Trace the letter of your choice from the Button Block Pattern onto Fusi-bond Lite. You will want your letter reversed.
  2. Following the package directions on the Fusi-bond Lite, iron the traced letter onto the wrong side of the 4″ dark brown square.
  3. Cut out the letter on the inside of the traced line.
  4. Center the appliqué letter on the white square . Fuse in place.
  5. Appliqué the letter to the background. We used a straight, machine stitch close to the edge of the shape.
  6. Sew the two short border pieces (2″ x 5½″) to the sides of the background square, with a 1/4” seam allowance. Press your seams toward the borders.
  7. Then sew the longer border pieces (2″ x 8½″) to the top and bottom. Press your seams toward the borders.
  8. Press the block and trim to 8½” square.
  9. Fuse block to an 8½” square of Dreamy Fusible Fleece.
  10. Quilt as desired.
  11. Lay the 8½” backing square on top of the 8½” block, right sides together and sew all the way around the square.
  12. Use our Franken-stitch Finish Technique to turn the pillow right-side-out. Make a 3″ diagonal slit in the middle of the backing fabric ONLY.
  13. Turn the pillow right-side-out through the slit.
  14. Stuff the pillow.
  15. Whipstitch the slit closed.
  16. Optional: Add an appliqué shape to cover your stitches.
  17. Sew buttons to the cover the letter. (See our “Applique with Buttons” post for tips on adding buttons to your letter.

-> Download the Acorn Button Monogram Pillow Project sheet.

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