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Metallic Fireworks Pillow

Add patriotic bursts to a plain pillow with simple machine straight-stitching. The dark blue background serves as a night sky for the red and white metallic sparklers.


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1. With wrong sides together, fold each solid blue 13x21" rectangle in half to form two 10-1⁄2x13" rectangles. (The double thickness results in a more stable pillow back.) Overlap folded edges about 4" to make a 17x13" rectangle (Pillow Back Assembly Diagram). Baste across top and bottom of overlapped layers to make pillow back.

2. Layer embroidered pillow front and pillow back with right sides together; pin. Using 1⁄2" seam allowance, sew together around outer edges to make pillow cover. Turn right side out; press. Insert 12x16" pillow form through opening to complete pillow.