Monday, November 9, 2009

Pillows With Iron on Transfer

My project this weekend was new pillows for the family room. I've been wanting to bring in some lighter colors to the room and I thought recovering pillows would be a good way to do that. This is my pillow template. It is great for cutting out squares that are square and the really great thing is that you can see the pattern on patterned fabrics to make sure it is centered.

I bought some iron on transfer paper at AC Moore so I could add a design on the pillows. After hours searching on the internet for images, I finally decided on crowns and flourishes with a retro stripe. I found lots of Victorian images but I wanted something fun for this room. I printed them and then ironed the images onto my sunbrella fabric and added some bullion fringe.

Here they are in their new home.............. Zoe approves !

I'm posting these at BNOP for Metamorphosis Monday.

17 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love these, Tammy! The designs are great!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is always fun to see what you have created. These are very nice.

Sue

pk said...

They turned out great! The fringe is a fun addition too. Wish I had your sewing skills...

In answer to your question on the bench. Yes. We did sand and prime before painting. They had a really nice, hard finish on them and there's no way the paint would have taken otherwise. Let me know if you have other questions...

pk @ Room Remix

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love them. I really like the design and the trim. It's such fun to make very unusual pillows. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Chari said...

Hi Tammy...

How pretty!!! Love your beautiful pillows and they look fabulous on your sofa! I think that adding the little crown and flourishes was a grand idea...so pretty!!! Thank you for sharing them with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very nice project1 I'm about ready to try this with some images from the graphics fairy. We'll see how it works.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Love it! Just perfect on the sofa
Dena
sweetpicklesandchocolate

Autum said...

Hi Tammy, I've been reading through your blog and see you are a fellow NC girl.
The pillows are great! Love the trim.
The wall treatment you did with the green fabric is beautiful! Great job!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Tammy~ ~
I just love bullion fringe and your pillows look great. That template is so cool.
Thanks for sharing~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Joyce said...

Love the crowns on the pillows and I think Zoe likes the camera:)
Joyce

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I've been wanting to try the iron-on transfer paper. Any chance you can do a follow-up with tips?

Also, where can I buy the template you used? I make a lot of pillows and would LOVE one.

Dena Pickle said...

Hey Tammy,
I didn't even ealize you were in Cary! I actully work for Cary Magazine! Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comments! Very much appreciated!
I'm following you neighbor! Please stop by and follow me too!
Dena

Linda Q said...

Well those are cute!
Nice job, with the dog makes it feel like a English Inn.
Linda Q

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

pillows are great, but the dog steals the show for me...I think he is so pretty.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Totally cute and the dog completely sells it! I will slink back to my couch for a nap and a slurp of vodka. What can I say it's what Im good at..hehe

{ L } said...

This is fabulous! I want to try it.

Room to Inspire said...

These pillows look great and I love that you used sunbrella fabric! And a tutorial would be great.

Chelsea

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