Collab Pillow Covers

Kittykill made these adorable cross stitch kits and I offered to make them into pillow covers for her as a birthday gift.

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I was given cart blanch for fabric choices - gulp. I made the birds and the squirrel match as they seemed like a nice winter set with several colors in common.

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The backs are simplified woodgrain with a zipper closure placed through the back rather than on the edge, because I was concerned about the thickness of the yarn cross stitch combined with the piping was going to make me cuss and cry if I tried to put a zipper in there. Not to mention maybe mess up the cross stitch!

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The piping is made with green to go with the trees in both the stitches.

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The faun with the roses felt springy and fresh! I had ideas of what back fabric I was hoping to find that did not pan out, but I did find a red with white dot in a shade of red that really went nicely with the cross stitch and of course tied in with the bow on the faun’s head!

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I did the piping in the same fabric.

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These look fabulous!

I LOVE the way they turned out! They are just the sweetest. Thank you dear friend!

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I really like that woodgrain fabric-- nice contrast to the cross-stitch designs.

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Oh these are fantabulous! The fabric choices are perfect!

Thanks, friends!

Good choices! You two make a great collaborative team as well with the additional bonus of being best friends! Beautiful work, both of you!

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Those are so sweet & so well-stitched!

“Collab” in the title caught my eye and Oh My Goodness…these are ADORABLE! :heart_eyes:

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Thank you, pals!

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Also, I love the look of piping but I’ve never tried it :see_no_evil: Did you make your own? Is it difficult?

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Thanks! I did make these and it’s not difficult, if you don’t mind making bias strips! It helps A LOT to have a cording foot for your machine when making it and when sewing it to your piece.

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These are just awesome! I love the cross stitch and the fabric choices are great! That red polka dot! :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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I love seeing these cross-stitch again, they are the cutest! They make great cushions too, excellent fabric choices.
Happy Birthday @kittykill !

These are freaking adorable! You guys are a great team!! Happy birthday @kittykill !!

I remember ooh-ing and aah-ing over the original cross stitches, but you’ve taken these to the next level. What a thoughtful gift! Your fabric choices are spot on.

Aww, thanks everyone! It was a fun, if nerve racking, collaboration!

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These are adorable!

So cute it hurts.

Thanks so much, y’all!