Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another Application for February's Plaque Attack...


{ Go here for the original "February Plaque Attack" post! }

Last month one of my readers sent me an email letting me know how she used December's Plaque Attack document in an original way! She copied the document onto fabric and made a beautiful pillow. It gave me a great idea! I've used this same technique of copying images onto fabric before using my home printer, so this month I thought I'd show you another application for February's Plaque Attack in this adorable Valentine pillow that I made...


I love a frou frou pillow as much as the next woman, but every so often my heart yearns for a simple paneled pillow. This one fit the bill for me this time. 


I created a tutorial a few months ago about how to print on fabric from your home printer. Go here for that tutorial. It's a deliciously simple procedure! Simply follow the tutorial by printing your "February Plaque Attack" Word document onto a piece of fabric. I used a beautiful earthy, natural-looking muslin. I already had a 16" square pillow form, so I cut my pieces to fit that form. If you'd like to make a 16" pillow too, cut your fabric in the following sizes...


Please remember that this type of printing on fabric is not washable. If you get the ink wet it will bleed, so be aware of the purpose of your project and whether it will "last" under your circumstances!


You'll note that this plaque has red lettering rather than the black lettering that I originally used when I wrote the February Plaque Attack post. (Fonts courtesy of KevinandAmanda.com)

If you would like the red lettering to try a project like this please leave a comment below, then email me again. My email address is on my sidebar under "Contact Information".  

Just put "Red Letter February Plaque Attack" in the subject line of the email and I will shoot you back a document with both the black and red lettering. {Yes. You're right. I should have had both of these in my original document, but I didn't think of this project till later! Wish I could learn to be more organized! Ugh!!!}
 
Important: By requesting this document you agree not to sell copies of this document or sell products with this document on them. You may make as many copies as you would like for personal use or gifts.


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Saturday Soiree @ A Little Lovely
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Friday Fun Finds @ kojo designs
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Free for All Friday @ Sassy Sites
Hookin' Up with House of Hepworths
Get Your Craft on Thursday @ Life as Lori
Show Off Your Stuff Party @ Fireflies & Jellybeans

29 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

suzanne! that is so pretty. Ohh, how I wish I liked to sew! :(
super looking pillow!
gail

Emily said...

oh, I'm glad I haven't done the black yet cause I like the red better. :)

Jessica @ The Virtual Scrapbook said...

All these cute projects might inspire such an impatient, uncrafty gal to try sewing!!

Mia said...

Ohhhhh I love this one! Sew cute :) I wish I loved my sewing machine more.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening, Suzanne,
I like the red for February too...thanks so much for sharing.

Have a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

dubb and dawni said...

love it your so crafty !!

Gina said...

Such a cute idea

Colleen said...

Perfect!

mysomedaylist said...

When I first saw your pillow I thought it had been embroidered. So, there you go, you could trace it, embroider it, and then make a pillow.

Malmbergs said...

Love the pillow! Great idea!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Great idea! Your pillow is beautiful.

Kathryn said...

Love the simplicity of the muslin with the red lettering. Also love the "flowers" word with the different fonts.

leslie said...

I love the red lettering! It would be nice if you could do different colors for different months hint hint!

3krazychics said...

Love the red!!

Jackee said...

I love the red! This is such a great idea, I think I may be making a pillow or two:)!

Nezzy said...

Oh my goodness glory, I think I'm in-love. That my girl is one fabulous pillow!!!!

Why, I'm so dang smitten I must have one. Yep, this gal's gonna be pullin' out the old sewin' machine again. Thanks!!!

God bless ya and have a most beautiful day!!! :o)

beckylynne said...

I am so looking forward to starting the monthly plaques. I love all of them. The pillow is the "cat's meow"!!

Lynn said...

Great pillow! What a great idea to use it for a pillow. The green one beside it catches my eye as well, green is my color!

alimoll said...

Suzanne! I love this! Fabulously cute pillow! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzanne,

I love the plaque attack pillow and want to make one. I've used your technique to make a pillow using the graphics fairy prints. Thanks so much.

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

love the pillow. beautiful

cheril said...

Love your pillow. So colorful with the quilt and ruffled pillow! Thank you.

Carolyn said...

That is really a cute idea, thank you for sharing.

Heidi said...

Thanks for the cute idea! Love the pillow and can't wait to make one :)

stephjacobson said...

Very pretty!

Grateful Gramma said...

Uh oh! I just requested the first version of this month's plaque attack, then saw the red. Would love to have it too, please. Thanks!

April said...

So cute - can't wait until next year to see what cute projects can be made with this wording..

Anonymous said...

hi suzanne....its so pretty....

Jamie Gupton said...

How lovely!