I LOVE this fabric from Jo-Ann! I used some strips for my fabric-tie fall wreath, a small piece for a mat for my upcycled fan cover tray, and a big piece for this autumn pillow. For a-la-mode, I marked the center of the front and back (after stitching and stuffing), double-threaded a L-O-N-G needle with orange floss, stacked three buttons, went down through the left buttonholes to the back and up through the right buttonholes, pulled the floss tight to create a valley, and tied. I love using this technique on pillows to add an extra bit of visual interest and texture! (Click photo for larger view.) The finished pillow is 18 x 18 inches and will go to the silent auction at the Pumpkinfest at my church later this month. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy seeing it on the wooden rocker in my living room. ♥
very pretty…love using the stacked buttons…
Thank you! That’s new to me . . . I started doing that for some of my fabric flower centers and just love the look of them! 🙂
another home run, very pretty !!
Thank you, Ponytail! 🙂
smashing fabric 🙂
Isn’t it??? I was so happy to find it! I only bought one yard, but I’m definitely getting lots of good out of it! 🙂
Is very nice !!!
Thank you! 🙂
Happy fabric! Love it!
Thank you! I do too, especially the colors and sparklies! 🙂
I love that fabric, the pillow is beautiful but it’s the tray that caught my eye first, go figures ha?
That makes perfect sense since you’re an upcycler extraordinaire, Lois! 🙂
LOL I do what I can 🙂
I love, love, love that fabric!
Me, too! It was such a lucky find!!! 🙂
I can understand why you like that fabric. So nice looking! Cute pillow by the way 🙂
Thank you, Josee! 🙂
Love the fan cover tray! I don’t know how I missed that the first time around.
Thank you, Beth! I’ve been using it quite alot for different things, and it always makes me smile! 🙂
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Love the autumn crafts you’ve been featuring. My question – if I make those things will our weather cool off? Been in the triple digits again – here in San Diego!
OH, thank you! That is SO sweet! And I’m *pretty* sure that putting up fall decor makes the temperature fall. 🙂 I’ve been to San Diego once, though, and I thought it was a beautiful city! 🙂 Thanks again for the lovely award . . . I appreciate you! 🙂
Such a pretty pattern! I love this pillow. Whoever gets it at Pumpkin Fest will be very lucky! 🙂
Thank you! I hope it gets lots of bids! 🙂 The money goes to the youth group’s mission trips next summer. 🙂
Amazing how the same fabric can look so different, depending what you use it for … love the upcycled fan cover tray! =D
Thank you! I’m using that tray for SO many things . . . it’s really big, and sturdy, too! 🙂
I love the colors. So vibrant
Thank you! I couldn’t resist that fabric! 🙂
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