Button Lover's Club: Bloom Button Monogram Pillow

August 18, 2018

There is so much to love about this month’s Button Monogram pillow, it is hard to pick our favorite element. Maybe it’s those beautiful floral borders. Maybe it is the simple and subtle effect of the straight-lines quilting  on the background. Or maybe it is the arrangement of the buttons that allows fun bits of the patterned fabric to shine through. We can’t decide, but we do know that we adore this finished pillow and hope you do too!

Button Monogram Pillow Supplies:

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″ aqua square.
  3. Cut out the letter on the inside of the traced line.
  4. Center the appliqué letter on the white/aqua plaid background 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 ¼” 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 heart 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 Button Monogram Pillow Project sheet.

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