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

November 20, 2018

One of my favorite things about making handmade projects is being able to give and receive things made with love. When I am making a gift for someone I often find that I am thinking about that person as I work. I like to think that there is a bit of love and care for that person in each and every stitch. This month I made this pillow as a gift for my mom on her birthday. I chose the C for her name. I chose colors and patterns that she would love. She was so thrilled when I gave it to her! I hope that each time she looks at it she will feel the love and thought that went into it. 

Shine Button Monogram Supplies:

Shine Button Monogram 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″ magenta square.
  3. Cut out the letter on the inside of the traced line.
  4. Center the appliqué letter on the green 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 “Appliqué with Buttons” post for tips on adding buttons to your letter.)

-> Download the Shine Button Monogram Project sheet.

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