As part of our outreach projects we are going to continue to make kissing pillows. If anyone needs the pattern, please send me a request here either by e-mailing me:
or by posting a comment and I will e-mail a PDF of the chart.
Directions for finishing the pillows
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STITCHING SOLDIER KISSING PILLOWS:
1. Measure and mark 9 squares from each side of the heart and 9 squares from the top and bottom of the heart. Use the heart as your guide, not the center of the fabric or the edges of the fabric.
2. Cut backing 5” square. Place backing (patriotic) fabric, right side to right side of stitched piece. SQUARE IT UP using the aida lines. Even if the backing fabric is straighter than the aida, it will look crooked, you HAVE to line it up along the aida lines.
3. Pin and trim aida to fit.
4. Stitch around all 4 edges, using a 1/2 inch (7 squares) seam allowance (you will want to stitch in the ditch of the aida), and leaving an open space of 1 1/2 to 2 inches in which to put stuffing. You will want the finished pillow to be close to 4” square.
5. Trim edges, cutting across corners so turning is easier. Iron. Turn right side out. You may need to iron again.
6. Lightly stuff; pillow should be fluffy and squishy, not hard and bouncy.
7. Close open space using blind stitching.
Place pillow in a clear plastic sandwich bag. Seal.