Today, I am sharing how I made my Quilted Memory Pillow with a Collar.
I said this yesterday:
When I am making something, I take several photos of the construction, instead of writing it down, because I am a visual learner. I need to see it!
Sometimes I get so caught up in the process of making it, I forget to take photos of each step. I want to share how I make my Quilted Memory Pillows, but it will be all in photos - no words (maybe a few) and I may have missed a few photos, but I am sure you will be able to figure out how to make the quilted memory pillow.
I cut the shirt arms and seams off and trimmed it so the front and back were similar size, but I left the shirt attached at the shoulders.
Using my regular sewing machine, I stitched the front placket closed, using a zipper foot, so I could stitch on the placket and not hit the buttons.
I cut a large circle from another part of the shirt and used it in the neck hole by the collar to fill in that space. I used lots of pins to hold it in place as I stitched it. It's a little tricky to do.
You can see in this photo, how I stitched around it just below the plaid collar to hold the circle in place.
I decided to leave the tag on the collar too.
Then I brought the shirt to the quilting machine to quilt it. It is kind of awkward as the collar is bulky.
You can see how I quilted up and around the collar. I know it stands up, but it will get stuffed later.
Here is the link to the video on how I quilted the lettering for the message.
This way it looks like embroidered lettering.
I trimmed it to get it ready to sew into a pillow, but first I had to do a little adjusting and trimming behind the collar, up underneath, so that I could stuff the Poly Fiber Fill in there.
Sorry, no photos of sewing it together. I forgot to take a photo. After I stitched the pillow on all 4 sides (leaving an opening for turning), I turned it right side out and I hand stitched the bottom opening closed.