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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Hand Print Pillows

For my eldest bunny - we made her class teacher & classroom assistant hand print cushions.


You may remember that I made these before for Grandma on Mother's Day.


Each child in the class made his or her hand print using fabric paint.

I quilted the front of each cushion (experimenting with free motioning quilting - one continuous line in a heart pattern - not perfect ...



... way harder than it looks) and added some embellishments (felt flower pot & a bow.)


I wanted the pillows to be very fun and happy so this time I made a ruffle trim. (I have a new ruffler foot - which I would much recommend for endless hours of fun easy ruffles.)



I made labels for the back of the cushions so the teacher can identify who made each hand print. I favor a pillowcase closure for cushions - easy and prettier than a messy zipper (I am scared of zips!)


I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday. I can't wait not to have to load all the kids in the car (twice) every morning for the school run and if you are wondering what to do with your little people this summer check out Fun at Home with Kids, Growing a Jeweled Rose and the Artful Parent for endless ideas for fun and inventive play.

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic pillow! Great colours, so cute. And I love the quilting. It looks perfect to me.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment - it is crazy - but when ever I finish anything I always can see a hundred ways I could have done it better!!

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  2. Oh this is WONDERFUL Rachael. I'm certain it will be cherished.

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    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I really hope they like them. I did a 3hr round trip in the car to collect one of the hand prints!!

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  3. That is a brilliant idea - and every teacher needs a comfy cushion or two for the storyreading chair :-)

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    1. Thank you - the teachers were really touched to get them.

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  4. Every time I see a cute colorful project on Pinterest I think of you.

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    1. Sue - you always leave the kindest comments. It is funny you think of me with such projects as I always think my color choices are bland or clumsy!

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