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Love Letter Cushion

February 5th 2014

Another day of Valentine tutorials! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Today’s tutorial is a Love Letter Cushion.

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For this cushion you will need some linen 2 rectangles 8″ x 20″ and enough Jumbo Rick Rack to go around, 60 inches, some decorative beads (optional), printable fabric and a 2″ x 2″ scrap for stamp.

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First print out your return and address labels with whatever message and color you like. **Color was drained when printed, just sayin’.

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Iron on the selected labels to your “envelope” I marked the envelope with invisible ink so they would not catch in the 1/2 inch seam.

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Using a spray baste, I added some batting smoothing it over with the ruler or straight edge to avoid bubbles.

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I even used scrap batting.

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I did a blanket stitch around each label

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and linked heart patterns all over the envelope.

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If it needs a little “bling” like mine did, go ahead and add some, I  added mine after turning it.

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With right sides together, measure and pin the Rick Rack, remember we are using a 1/2 inch seam.

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Pin in place all the way around and leave an opening for stuffing.

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When I got to the corners, I cut the Rick Rack  and started with a new piece for neater corners.

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Before turning, cut off the ends to avoid bulk in the corners.

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Stuff generously with Poly-fil. Closing pillow stitches tell it all! I like to pin the opening closed and stitch that way for more consistent stitches. Use a blending color thread.

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So there is your Love Letter cushion. Another option instead of labels would be to use embroidery! I may try that next year.  The font I used is called Fiolex Girls, complete with hearts!

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Now share them with those you love the most!

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Sheri from Sunshine in the Attic has also joined int he Valentine tutorial fun and she has the cutest projects to share, check it out here!