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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Linen Heart Pillow

We do not usually post the product challenge photos from our gypsy design team until mid month, but Rachel Carlson has thrown down the gauntlet on this challenge.  Talk about a creative use of the Venice stamp!  ...and just in time for a day of love!

LINEN HEART PILLOW  
by rachel carlson

 
supplies used
Venice Stamp Set
Palette Hybrid Ink Pad
Acrylic block
Linen fabric
Fiber fill
Sewing machine
(can easily be hand sewn too)
Fabric Tac fabric glue
 
Cut 2 hearts out of linen.
Any size is fine.
You can also make different sizes for a set.
Don’t forget there are different shapes of hearts you can try!
Use Palette Ink Pad, Venice Stamp Set and acrylic block
 to stamp a scene on both sides of linen. 
NOTE: I made sure that I went over the edge of the linen so that
it appeared to be going around the pillow.
Heat set ink on linen with iron.
 
Put right sides together and stitch or hand sew
all around the heart (I used 1/4" seam allowance).
Make sure to leave an opening on one side of heart
so you can flip the heart inside out.
I like to call these ‘tee pees’.  Cut tee pees all around the edge of the heart playing close attention not to cut the stitch.  It is very important to cut away at the top of the heart where the dip is, so that it shows the shape best when fabric is pulled through.  Flip the heart inside out.
Fill the heart with stuffing, fiber fill or other.  Making sure that you use special fill for those people with allergies if you are giving as a gift.  They will be thankful for that.  
Optional stuffing:  Flax seed for a hot heart.  The kind you place in the microwave that is.  Makes for a warm heart for sleeping at night or for back pain or for keeping your toes warm.  You can use dried lavender for a sachet and even put cording at the tip of the heart center to hang.
The possibilities are endless.
Blind stitch or whipstitch to close the pillow or you can add use Fabric-Tac to seal the opening. I used the Fabri-Tac because it bonds instantly and has a clean edge.
Back of pillow
Happy heart making.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day
Creative cheers, Rachel


Remember, you have till tonight at midnight to make a comment to win one of 5 sets of Venice stamps we are giving away.  We will be posting photos of projects from the 5 winners of the stamps on the 7gypsies blog at the end of the month.  Is this your chance to show off what you can do? 
(read the rules in the last post for more chances to win gypsy products and be seen on the blog!)

36 comments:

EileenMV said...

This pillow is adorable! I love the Venice Stamps!

Michelle*G said...

Lovely use of the stamps!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's great! Thanks for the step-by-step, too!

fong33 said...

What great inspiration for ways to use the stamps! The pillow is absolutely fabulous!

Ranjini said...

Rachel, that is absolutely gorgeous! I am completely inspired. TFS!
Ranjini

Beth said...

I don't know if anyone else is having this problem, but I can see the text (instructiosn)at the bottom of the screen....but, as I scroll down, it disappears. Hmm...
the pillow is wicked cool, though!
B

Christina said...

This is really cute! I'm thinking I may have to make one for my sweetie! Thanks for the inspiration!

gail said...

What a great idea! I'm totally inspired!

connie said...

Got me inspired to stamp on fabric - thanks.

jmquilts said...

Darling & fun!!

Jenny D said...

What an original use of these great {and versatile!} stamps!!!

Elaine said...

An amazing idea/project/gift!! I can't wait to make some of these for my daughter, nieces, sister, mom, grandma ... what have you done to me!! Oh, I could do pillows for every 7gypsies stamp set & then I can enjoy them all the time w/o being in my craft room/looking at my scrapbooks!

sandy said...

I love this set of stamps!
It was offered in the Cocoa Daisy's Kit extras and sold out immediately, so I was very disappointed. I love love love the whole new line.
This pillow is such a great valentine idea.

Bonnie said...

This pillow is uber cool!! What a great stamp set!

becky said...

I've used your products for several years and have just found your blog-where have I been! I love what I've read so far and I've barely started reading, maybe to early January. Got to get back to it just needed to let you know I'm hooked!

piradee talvanna said...

thanks for sharing this... love the idea and perfect for valentines!!

Sesil said...

Too cute. You are such a great teacher. amazing ideas. BTW those stamps rock!

Becky said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!
Thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration!

B-

Pam said...

The pillow is adorable, never thought about stamping on fabric before. Beautiful

The Papery Willow said...

You are so talented. I love seeing what you do next, you keep me inspired.
xoxo
Babs

wig4usc said...

I love the pillow...looks like I have a great excuse now for dusting off my sewing machine and busting it out!

Turid said...

A truely inspiring project. A musthave for the gypsy girl on the go. Oh, how I wish for those stamps. Hint hint.

tea, norway said...

I need to go to Paris. I need the new stamps. I need to dream.

maren said...

My Mom would be so happy if she got the stamps for this project for Valentines. Or Mothers Day.

Karin BG said...

Great project idea for the stamps! Would like a set to make it!

Elisa said...

great project, so original and so cool!!!

Anisa @ the Schell Urban Homestead said...

Great Job Rach!! Adorable!

Kelly Todd said...

Beautiful!! Those stamps are great!

Ann Cicilie said...

I love this project!

pink said...

I love this!!!

Sandy Heiman said...

What a great idea, Rachel is so talented.

Sandy

lawrenbc said...

Hey! Look at you using my FabriTac:) Awesome job Rach! I heart this heart!

emily said...

Really lovely, Rachel. You are so inspiring : )

mylaughingmagpie said...

Rachel Rocks! just love all of her creations! Thanks for the chance to win these fab stamps!

Rachel Carlson said...

thank you everyone. let's see those venice stamp projects!

scrapfancy said...

The project is wonderful and soooo pretty. I love the stamp set.