Today I Choose to Create Pillow

Project #18097

Set an intention that will be a joy to fulfill! With Bigz Sizzix dies, it's fast and easy to make appliqués to customize a personal message to yourself.

Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
1/2 ydMuslin Cut (2) 16 1/2" squares
Fat 1/4BlackCut (1) Create* Phrase
Cut letters* to spell TODAY I CHOOSE TO
17" x 17"Batting
116" Square pillow form
1 packageLightweight fusible adhesive


  • Finished Size: 16" x 16"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 22"
  • * = Adhere fusible adhesive to back of fabric before die-cutting the shapes.

Assembling the Project:

  1. Use one 16 1/2" square for the front of the pillow and one for the back. Set aside the back for now.
  2. Using the photo as a guide, lay out the letters onto the pillow front. Heat fuse in place with an iron.
  3. Stitch around letters.


  1. Layer the batting and pillow top. Quilt by hand or machine as desired.
  2. Layer the pillow top and pillow back with right sides together. Pin and sew with a 1/2" seam allowance, leaving an opening approximately 6" long to insert the pillow form.
  3. Clip excess fabric in the corners on the diagonal. Turn right side out, insert the pillow form and whipstitch closed.

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