Pillows Projects

Christmas Pillows

For Unto You

Whew!–I am so glad to be able to sit down and take a minute to relax!–Remember that quilt I referenced last week that I thought I was going to complete over the weekend and then have time to work on Elonie’s binding?–Well, I just finished it about an hour ago.    I seriously underestimated the amount of time it was going to take!–I think it was a combo of the size, it’s a queen, and the amount of applique.  At any rate, it is finished and I can now move on to a project that I’ve been itching to work on!  Well, after I get my house/laundry back in shape–they are both out. of. control.

Pillow Centers

A few weeks back, I had the idea to design and print out some fabrics that could be used for some cool Christmas pillows.  I ended up with 3 different designs and uploaded my designs to Spoonflower and had them printed.

Pillow Center

Aside, from printing out some quilt labels with Spoonflower previously, this was my first try at fabric and overall I am happy with the result.  I didn’t realize that often Spoonflower is unable to print a “black” fabric–so, the fabrics I received are more of a dark grey instead of the darker designs I uploaded–my designs were more “chalkboardy”.  However, I am still happy with the result and I might try re-printing them on a different base fabric to see what happens.


I plan to surround the pillow centers with some sort of pieced border(s) and I was looking at some fabrics this morning to use for them.


I ended up pulling a selection of mostly Moda fabrics–there are just a couple Denyse Schmidt fabrics in their and the Laurie Wisbrun stripe at the top will make a perfect binding fabric.

I can’t wait to start working on these pillows!

Today I’m linking up with Lee’s WIP Wednesday. =)

Comments (21)

  • I think these are going to be amazing so if you end up not loving them they can come live at my house! I never thought about using spoonflower for something like this but come to think of it-duh it’s the perfect solution. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Yeah – what Greta said! LOL. I love the chalk-boardy look. I thought that’s what you intended it to be and immediately thought, “What a great idea – why didn’t I think of that?!?”

    Can’t wait to see the pillows when you’ve made them. I know they’re going to be wonderful.

  • Corey, these are adorable! I have been searching pinterest for weeks for the perfect Christmas pillows! May I ask what program you used to design these? They look like they are hand-written chalkboard designs! Love, love, love! I have never used Spoonflower, but understand they are very reasonable and have considered using them for quilt labels……now I will! Thanks for all your inspiration and so graciously sharing!

    Be Blessed,
    Diane Parks

  • Oh, I love these pillows. What a great Spoonflower project! And I think they look very chalkboard-y! Thanks for linking up. : )

  • Ohhh!!! I love the pillow idea! I think they are going to turn out just lovely. I have never iused Spoonflower, but think I will now be looking into it.
    Stopping by through WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.

  • I really like the top pillow/material. Santa is fun, but, Jesus is the reason for the season.

  • Pretty, pretty, pretty!

  • oh I love these! Can’t wait to see the pillows finished. Are your designs for sale on spoonflower?

  • Your pillow will be gorgeous with that fabrics.Happy sewing!!

  • LOve the colors of the fabrics. The pillows will be great!

  • I love these pillows! I love love love them! I think they look mighty chalkboardy just the way they are, too.

  • My sister in law was just describing a project like this, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it for her. Spoonflower is perfect.

  • Yeah for Spoonflower! These pillows are going to be lovely!!

  • I just love the chalkboard effect. Brilliant!!

  • I would love to know the answer to Karen’s question! Can we buy copies, too, of your design from Spoonflower? These are the best I have seen in a long, long time and not at all cheap looking like at some of the stores..

  • I would also love if you made these available as these are just perfect!!

  • […] did have a chance to work on the chalkboard pillows that I shared with you.  I cut up the fabrics into 2 1/2″ squares and got to […]

  • […] my giveaway, I thought it would be fun to give away one of the chalkboard panels of your choice(you can see all three of them here).  In addition, I’m including a 100+ piece mini charm square pack(2.5″ squares) & a […]

  • Love the chalkboard look…the fabrics are positively yummy…

  • My favorite is “O holy night” it’s beautiful.

  • I would be interested in buying these if you have them for sale so that I can make my own pillows. Did you order them and they printed them off on to the fabric for you? Can you give more details please. Thank you. 🙂

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