Boy, oh boy do I have a fun project for you today!

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All you need is some fabric, a pillow form, a silhouette machine (or at the very least a friend with a silhouette machine…) and some iron-on fabric interfacing.  I have used the silhouette brand interfacing before in a small project and it didn’t disappoint.

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I simply followed the direction on the packaging–I don’t try to reinvent the wheel on these kinds of projects…usually.

I ironed the rough side of the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.  The iron should be on the setting that is for the fabric you are using.  Iron for 3 seconds.

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Trim the fabric closer to the interfacing and once cooled pull the backing paper off of the interfacing.

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Choose your design and cut!

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Iron the fabric onto your pillow and stand back in awe.  Voila!  A pretty {easy} patriotic pillow!

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Nothing says America more than ticking on a linen pillow, don’t you think? 😉

I knew I liked you for some reason…



PS–Yes, I made the pillow that is shown here.  No, you don’t want a tutorial from me–trust me on this one…


Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Monogrammed Patriotic Serving Tray Captain American Romper Patriotic Burlap Stars (Pottery Barn Knockoff) Patriotic Onesie {Plus Free Cut File} Patriotic Shirts with Layered Heat Transfer Vinyl DIY Patriotic Tote Bag Red, White & Blue - Patriotic Decorations How To Create DIY Temporary Tattoos Made in America Freezer Paper July 4th Shirts Red, White, and Blue Paper Star Lanterns Fourth of July Rustic Flag Paper Sparklers Pretty Patriotic Pillow Nautical Star Burlap Banner: Stencil Material Tutorial Patriotic Map Art Wooden Fire Crackers; July Silhouette Challenge DIY Chalkboard and Vinyl World Map Let's Talk about Red White and Blue! DIY 4th of July Baby Outfit How To Make A Pinwheel {+ Free Template} Patriotic Nail Art Star Jewelry Vinyl on Wood Blocks Land That I Love Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Placemats DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag Patriotic Mason Jar Candle Holders

1. Our Rosey Life // 2. My Mom Made That // 3. The Kim Six Fix // 4. Create & Babble // 5. The Frill of Life // 6. My Paper Craze // 7. Kate’s Paper Creations // 8. Simply Kelly Designs // 9. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 10. Mama Sonshine // 11. Lil Mrs. Tori // 12. Tried & True // 13. It Happens in a Blink // 14. McCall Manor // 15. The Thinking Closet // 16. unOriginal Mom // 17. Sowdering About // 18. Weekend Craft // 19. The Outlandish Momma // 20. Adventures in All Things Food // 21. Practically Functional // 22. Silhouette School // 23. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 24. Ginger Snap Craft // 25. Pineapples And Pinecones // 26. Black and White Obsession // 27. TitiCrafty // 28. Architecture of a Mom //


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20 Responses to Pretty Patriotic Pillow

  1. Trisha D. says:

    Wow Holly!! Your projects never fall short of amazing! My favorite part of your project is the fact that it’s not screaming red white and blue- rather a subtle nod in the right direction.

    Hopping through all the Inspirational silhouette projects is totally my favorite part of Silhouette Challenge day!! Off to go pin your pretty pillow!!

  2. This pillow is adorable! I love the subtlety! I’ve really gotta get brave enough to try cutting fabric with my silhouette!

  3. The blue ticking is the perfect rustic touch for the pillow. Wonderful! Pinned!

  4. I love the ticking fabric you picked. It reminds me of my grandma.. Beautiful

  5. Shelley FitzGibbon says:

    “Fun”, I thought. Then I realized I have no idea if I actually OWN an iron, and if so, where it might be hiding. Been sending my husband’s shirts to the dry cleaners for years. Wonder if they could iron a silhouette on for me?!

  6. Kala Duncan says:

    Love it!!! What a great pillow 🙂

  7. Kristy gd says:

    Ok, I am in love with this pillow. The colors are perfect, and the striped pattern is so subtle. Adorable!

  8. Holly,
    I love your Merica Pillow. Sweet Simple and a nice addition to any room in the house. Well maybe not the Bathroom. LOL!
    SC Love,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  9. I love this, this is such a cute idea.

  10. Nancherrow says:

    I love this! So fun for summer. It’s one of the features on Fridays Unfolded this week!


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