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Block Letter Monogram Pillow
Use french knots to fill a block monogram. Makes a great pillow!

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  • Step 1

    Once you have your image the size you need it you need to transfer it to your fabric. I’ve used several methods in the past, but this time I used some Singer Dressmaker’s Tracing Paper that I had at home. The blue didn’t transfer at all, but the yellow worked enough. I’m seriously not a fan of this stuff. In the past I just rubbed pencil on the back of my image and then traced and that seemed to work just as well if not better.

  • How to make an embellished cushion. Monogram Block Letter Pillow - Step 2
    Step 2

    At this point you can begin your embroidery. I first outlined the letter using the, wait for it, outline stitch! By outlining first, you make sure all your knots stay in the lines.

  • Step 3

    Then the fun starts…many, many, many french knots. I wrapped my thread 3 times around. In fact, I produced a little ‘movie’ to show you how to do french knots…think you might see it at Sundance!

  • Step 4

    My work ‘curled’ on me, which I think might be prevented by using the peel away stabilizer referenced above. However, after washing it, I was able to iron it flat without diminishing my many knots. That being said, I think I will try the stabilizer next time.

  • Step 5

    Then I made my work into a pillow with gold fringe trim. As I was using a 12″ square pillow form, I cut my fabric into 2- 13″ squares, centering the K.
    I sewed the fringe on the front of the back piece, with the fringe facing towards the center of the fabric.
    Then I sewed the two pieces together, with the front of the K facing the front of the back with the fringe in between. I did leave a small, maybe 5″, opening to stuff the pillow in the cover.

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