Who doesn’t love rainbows right? I wanted to sew Teagan’s name into a rainbow with each letter a different color and the heart pillow with pink & white poka dot fabric.
On the back of each letter is the same pink & white poka dot fabric. She just loves pink! I figured because of the size of the pillows in the pattern, I could get away with buy the Joanns quilted squares that are 18×18″ for each letter and still be able to sew custom piping with the left over fabric. The pattern does not include instruction on piping, it was my personal embellishment. I bought all the square when they were on sale $1 each. Then with my 40% coupon I got away with .69 cents a yard of cording for the piping. The pink & white poka dot fabric was $4/yd and I believe I only needed 3 yds total (depending on how many letters you need). McCall patterns were on sale for $2 (once in a blue moon) at Joanns. The filling is a basic polyester filling for crafts (about $4). Last but not least, the buttons were $2 for a bag of 30 blue/yellow.
♥: The heart was initially going to be all pink & white poka dots with a dark pink (pre-packaged) piping but my innovative BFF, April, had a genius idea of making a rainbow effect on the front side with the left over fabric from the letters. YAY! We had enough!
What teamwork! 🙂
- McCall Pattern M3274
- Quilting Squares – 18×18″ (1 per letter)
- Fabric by the yard (enough to cover all letter backings) –
I used Keepsake Calico – irregular dots on rose pink
- Cording for piping (optional)
- Polyester Filling
- Sewing machine & basic sewing supplies
- Coordinating thread
- Patience 🙂