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Liberty Eagle Pillow

Project #14044
14044

With the freedom to create your own way, you can design a patriotic masterpiece. For a personal touch, spell out the veteran's special branch of service using fusible adhesive backed fabric letters or embroider the shield with the veteran's name and years of duty.



Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
Fat 1/4Brown printCut (1) Eagle*
5" x 5" Cream print with writing Cut (1) Shield*
Fat 1/8Navy printCut (1) of each Letter* to spell "LIBERTY"
1/2 yd Background and backing fabricCut (2) 17" Squares
1 3/4 ydNavy cording
116" Square pillow form
1 yd Fusible adhesive

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 16" x 16"
  • Fat 1/8 = approximately 9" x 22"
  • Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 21"
  • * = Adhere fusible adhesive to back of fabric before die-cutting the shapes.

Assembling the Project:

  1. Use one 17" Square for the front of the pillow and one for the back. Set back aside for now. 
  2. Arrange Eagle, Shield and word on the front of the pillow. Heat fuse in place with an iron. Stitch around as desired.
  3. Baste stitch the cording in place along the perimeter of the pillow front.

Finishing:

  1. Layer the pillow top and pillow back, right sides together. Pin and sew with 5/8" seam allowance, leaving an opening approximately 6" long to insert pillow form.
  2. Clip excess fabric in the corners on the diagonal. Turn right-side-out, insert the pillow form and whipstitch closed.

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