Mickey Finish Friday


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I started these Mickey Mouse pillow covers last year. There were four. I only finished one. These three were left. Sitting. Waiting. They were nagging at me so I decided to work on them. Actually I kept thinking about the first one and how it turned out. I loved it. And so did the little girl whose parents bought it for her at my 2011 December winter craft show.

This is how the one that sold looked.

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Kind of made me think I should have finished the others. Maybe they all would have sold. :D

Which brings me to today’s Finish Friday. I finished one pillow cover two days ago. It didn’t take long since the front was already quilted.

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Just needed to decide on a closure. I decided to add a zipper. Along the bottom. The 1st one I made had a fold-over envelope back but took longer to make. I thought putting in a zipper would be easier. Quicker. Not!! It took about the same amount of time. And I was only able to round the two top corners. Without it looking all funny.

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I finished another pillow cover last night. This one… back to an envelope back and four rounded corners.

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There is one more pillow cover ready to be quilted. I will do an envelope back for that one too. Though the zipper looks nice and all, the fold-over back just looks more polished, huggable.

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The pillow forms were recycled. Made from batting scraps. I save all batting scraps, large and small in a plastic bag.

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When the bag starts to overflow, I make pillow forms in different sizes. They work great for my photo ops.

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Feels really good to finish up something that has been patiently waiting for some sewing love. Yay!!

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I am going to work on the third one today and try to finish it up too. If I do, I’ll update this post.


Linking to Crazymomquilts for Finish Friday. Go check them all out. Lots of pretties.

http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2012/01/finish-it-up-friday-week-12.html

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7 comments on “Mickey Finish Friday

  1. KipperCat says:

    Hi Donna,

    I receive your posts in my daily email. Your designs always bring a smile to my face – especially today. :D

    Liz

  2. Jude says:

    Donna, if you place the zip across the middle of the back, rather than make it the opening at the bottom, then you can round all 4 corners as with the envelope style of opening. It is very easy to do if you sew in the zip first before cutting the back to the correct size. Your cushions are great. Very huggable (like you!) :D

  3. Deb says:

    I remember when you started these! That was a while ago… lol. They turned out cute. :)
    I agree with Jude- centering the zipper will fix that problem.

  4. Jeanne says:

    Great Mickey pillows! Found you here from the links at Crazy Mom Quilts.

  5. don_mae says:

    Thank you so much, everyone.

    I will have to try that. I agree, it would solve the problem and I could round all four corners. I haven’t worked with that many zippers of late and have been reading up on zipper installation. Lots of different ways to do it.

  6. Kokopelli says:

    Cuuuuute! And I just finished another pincushion stuffed with fabric scraps. That’s recycling at its finest! Love your pillows.

  7. What a great use of batting scraps – I never thought about it – I’ll start saving my smaller pieces now! And your pillows are adorable.

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