Monday, October 27, 2014

Finishing Your Holiday Pillow

Pillow Swap
@SAMQG Holiday Party 2014

As you may know, we are having a rockin' awesome Pillow Swap at our Holiday Party this December.

Are you designing?
Have you tried out a new technique?
Will it be quilted, embellished or home dec fabric?
Have you browsed the Pillow Talk Swap* groups over on flickr for inspiration?

There's loads to consider for your modern pillow design.  One thing we'd like to help you out with is the "finishing" of your pillow.

Of course you can sew your pillow closed after you place the fluffly pillow insert into the design, but there are other options, too.

One of our members, Erin S, has a great blog tutorial for applying an invisible zipper in your pillow design.  Check out one of the best invisible zipper tutorials on the web, HERE.  This zipper can be applied to any shape pillow.

If zippers aren't your thing, you can try an envelope closure, where two pieces of fabric overlap on the back side of a traditional rectangle shaped pillow.   Check out the envelope closure technique, HERE, from ReannaLily Designs.

There are still many other ways to finish your pillow: button closures, ties, decorative closures, center applied zippers, etc.  

We cannot wait to see what you make!  

*Our swap is NOT part of the flickr group swap.  That link is provided for inspiration.

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