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?
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