Hugs and Kisses for my Sister


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I never close an email or a text to my sister, Paula, without inserting an “x” and “o” – it is my way of telling her I love her. So it was a no brainer to gift her this pillow I made as part of the Threadbias Pillow Pop Sew Along. The pattern is called X’s and O’s in the Pillow Pop book, but I’ve renamed it Hugs and Kisses.

I used some fabric from the amazing Art Gallery collection Florescence, along with a pink oval elements by Pat Bravo and some Candlelight solid by Cotton Couture – that makes for an incredibly soft pillow which takes a 16″ insert.

I learned a new skill for this one – machine appliqueing a circle!

The pillow includes flanges and pretty covered buttons.

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The back of the pillow is sewn with two pieces of fabric to make it substantial…and I quilted a giant “X” on it.

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I hope when my sister looks at this pillow, she knows just how special she is to me…and that it gives her a jolt of good feeling on a cold winter morning!


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