Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The US Map pillow tutorial


This pillow is so fun to make..and honestly from start to finish took under 30 minutes to put together!

I started by cutting two rectangular pieces of felt about 8 1/2"x 12". Know that you can use any kind of fabric for this! Next I cut out the US in a coordinating color of felt (using template above).
Pin the United States shape onto whatever the front of your pillow is.

Sew around the edges and take pins out.
Pin the right sides of your fabric together. I only pinned the corners to keep them in place..pin as much or as little as you'd like!  Leave a space to insert the stuffing.

Cut off the tips of the corners. This is to reduce the bulk when you flip the pillow right side out..so you have a pointy corner!
Flip it right side out. Stuff and stitch shut! YOU ARE DONE!


Obviously, if I did not already have this pillow, I would have sewn my heart on the same time that I sewed the United States on. Do you see how cute it looks..
in GEORGIA, OHIO:
CALIFORNIA and WASHINGTON?

This pillow is not finished quite yet..and that is because I am giving it to one of you!
All I need to know is your name, your email and where you want me to put the heart.  Of course, as with all of my giveaways it is for followers of Kiki Creates only (but that only takes a second to do!) Giveaway ends Monday, March 21st at 9 pm PST.

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96 comments:

Carla said...

I'm in Kentucky! Love your pillow!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Right in the heart of the country - around Kansas City!

pb said...

it's a great pillow!
i live in north carolina, but my heart is in dallas, texas!

joelsgirl said...

I LOVE IT!So much fun, and you make it look so easy that I want to try. Just in case, though, lol, you should know that my heart is in Arkansas.

Barbie said...

we are in the Baltimore/DC area!

barbiecaulder@hotmail.com

Calamity J said...

Lovin' is strong in Missouri!

Rachel said...

That is SO cute! My husband and I will be leaving Iowa soon, so I think one of these pillows with our heart in Iowa will be the perfect souvenir to take with us :-)

OneRadMother said...

So stinkin' cute - our heart is in Georgia!

Fuhriman Family said...

I'm in Utah, love the pink!!

Kristy said...

Love this pillow! We live in Manhattan, KS :)

kristylgarrett@yahoo.com

Marek's Musings said...

There you go again, Kiki - making stuff I want to replicate! Don't be surprised if you see an Oklahoma pillow pop up on my blog sometime soon :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

Sammy said...

So Cute! I'm in Omaha, Nebraska! (c:

Katy said...

Ooo! I love this and I hope I win! However, where to put the heart....hmmm. We are in the military and are currently in CA, but will soon be in OH (in 4 months), then will only be there for 18 months, then it's likely on to VA. BUT we are both from AZ, so that would be likely what we would choose since we consider ourselves "Arizonans".

I guess it would be fun to use your pattern and make a new pillow every time we move! We could have a collection of pillows with the hearts in different places OR one pillow and attach different colored hearts when we move as sort of a record all in one place.

Thanks for the ideas!

kerstin said...

My heart is in Idaho! Such a fun idea!

Lizzie said...

Adorable. Pittsburgh, PA.

zilnewt (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

My heart will be in Spokane! Thanks for the fun tutorial and giveaway.

Brandy and Fam said...

I'm in Utah. I love your pillow and your darling blog.

Nate and Jessica said...

My favorite thing is reading where all these people are from! Hmmm. My heart may still be in Ohio... :)

GVmax said...

I'm a so-cal baby and dragged my husband along with me and he loves it :) this is so cute!I it gave me an idea of when I have kids to make little state pillows when they are learning where the states are with little hearts at the Capitol.

Jessica
jessetter@gmail.com

noelleorozco said...

Very cute! We live in Arizona. This pillow would look adorable in our girls new room.

The Trouts said...

So cute! My heart would be in California.

Kasaundra.trout@gmail.com

BKicklighter said...

Just yesterday I was wishing for a tutorial on this pillow!! Thanks! We are in Missouri. (Blogged about your great family tree print today! http://kicklighters.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-addition.html )

cheeks said...

C-bus Ohio.....so sad we'll be leaving soon. My heart may stay when we leave :)

Hilarie said...

This is so cute. I love map stuff :) Following from Utah.

Megan Melver said...

my heart's in Hawaii.. how would you do it???? hehehehehe

marisa said...

Southern California love!

Natalia Lynn said...

Love it! LA please! manouvellemode@gmail.com :)

lajamison said...

How fun. Wisconsin. bandljamison(@)hotmail(dot)com.

Nikki said...

So cute! I love AZ!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

LOVE this idea!! Definitely on my to do list :) would love if you ever have a chance to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

ash.g. said...

uh oh! I am from Alaska! Do I still get to win??? :)

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love that! What a great idea.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Elizabeth said...

Deep in the heart of Texas!!

katie said...

my warm heart resides in boca raton, florida!

Alyse said...

I just discovered your blog- seriously adorable! Thanks for all your great ideas!
Alyse in Denver

Jennifer said...

Darling! Especially the one with a star over Washington! So creative!

Chels said...

I adore this pillow!! I would give it to my best friend and her hubby. They love traveling! Our hearts are in Kansas! Great giveaway :o)

Chelsie Holste
chelsieholste@gmail.com

Amanda and Dallin said...

love this. love you. i wish i knew where my heart was headed to next, but i don't so for now my heart is still in OH-IO.
hey is it true you are headed out for a visit?

Lisa said...

LOVE this pillow, and the heart is just the sweetest =)

laxsupermom said...

Adorable pillow! I love the pink and brown color combo, and love the idea of adding the heart where your home is. I'm from New York. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting this great giveaway!

I'm hosting a Throwback Thursdays Party, and would love it if you swung by and linked up something you made/bought/did from before blogging. I can't wait to see what you bring.

Ammon & Nicole said...

What a cute idea! My heart would be in Las Vegas.
nnish19@yahoo.com
Nicole Francom

shopannies said...

Illinois here love your pillow

Aimee said...

So cute! Heart would have to go somewhere in the midwest.... IL or OH..... I'd have to think about this one!

jen@odbt said...

So cute! Virginia

Jen - ourdailybigtop (at) gmail (dot) com

eea314 said...

Love this pillow! If I don't win it I'll be making one of my own!

Erin
eea314@gmail.com
Hudsonville, Michigan

MaddyJsMomma said...

So Adorable! :)

<3 - Virginia

Jules
love.pink.jules@gmail.com

Tammy W. said...

I found you through Becky Higgins. So cute! We loves maps in this family. We are from the suburbs of Chicago and love to call it home as this is where our family is -thanks for the chance to win!

Shaundra said...

REALLY CUTE!!! I would love one with the heart over Tennessee. <3

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

How fun! I live in the very wet state of Oregon.

lynnquiltsalot said...

This is so cute! I'd love to win one for my daughter who just moved to Dallas, TX; very far away from Mom & Dad in Chicago. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindee said...

I'm a Cali girl!! This pillow is so adorable! I love it.

TamiV said...

Love it! I'm in Washington with my fingers crossed!

Christy said...

so very cute--what a fabulous idea. stopping by from tt&j and would be a fool not to follow you...
...i'm no fool!

Holiday Snob said...
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Holiday Snob said...

I love this! And your color choices, to die for. Saw this at tatertots and jello, and I'm your newest follower!

Randi said...

I love that! If I don't win it, I may have to try making one myself. I'm your newest follower.

Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

Jennifer said...

Visiting from TT&J! Love this and all of the other pillows in this picture. The color combo is great!!

Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said...

Visiting from TT&J. Love this! My heart would be in MA!

Natalie said...

Love this! In fact, if I don't win it, I think I'm going to re-create it b/c you give awesome instructions! Fabulous!

Alisa said...

How cute is that! Thanks for sharing!

Allen said...

Found your blog through Becky Higgins and I am loving your creativity!

My heart is in sweet home Alabama!

The Comin Family said...

Hey Kiki! I never stop loving what you have on here! My heart would be in Alaska because that's where I'm from but I would love a pillow like this where my heart is in Idaho (Rexburg) because that's where Kyle and I met. Anyway, love your stuff.

www.daniecomin@gmail.com

Mindy said...

The comment by Allen in Alabama should be from Mindy :) Although I am sure my husband would love your stuff...

roxybonds said...

LOVIN your pillow (from CA)

cheryl said...

Hugs from the mitten state! (Michigan) Not only do we love your pillow but also your blog! You make us smile daily! :)

buddercollie@gmail.com

Amy Kirchhoff said...

Hey! I just found your blog through TT&J's Link Party. What a great project! Thank you for sharing with us. Oh, and if I win, my heart is in Texas. (It's been kind of cool to read through these comments to see where people are from.)
amy_kirchhoff(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Amy Kirchhoff said...

Hey! I just found your blog through TT&J's Link Party. What a great project! Thank you for sharing with us. Oh, and if I win, my heart is in Texas. (It's been kind of cool to read through these comments to see where people are from.)
amy_kirchhoff(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Niki @blake959805@me.com said...

Just found your blog through tatertots and jello!!! love it....would love to win!!!

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

What a fun pillow! I'd love for you to submit this post to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

erin said...

I adore this pillow!! Michigan is where my heart is at!

tedpoulson said...

Love the pillow, love the colors!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

This is so cool! Fingers are crossed!

Warmly, Michelle

April said...

I love this! Fabulous idea. I would love for you to link this to my Sew Crafty Party. And while you're there check out the Spring Fling starting tomorrow! 14 days ~ 28 Fabulous Giveaways!

Juliana said...

You can put a heart in Sonoma County, Northern Ca :)

kittenjuju{at}yahoo

lizilla said...

My name is Liz, and my heart would be in New Mexico!!

Mikey said...

I'm in Portland! Love your stuff!!!

Larissa said...

Saw this on Make and Takes. LOVE it. Um let's see we are from everywhere and still not staying put.

So I think I would pick Oregon for my parents.

Gotta love it.

Just Another Day in Paradise

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

love this. can't decide if I would keep it at home or in my classroom - either way, we're in Georgia! - Atlanta.

Mrs. Frey said...

very good tutorial, I tried it but my sewing skills are no where as good as yours. I had to hand stitch mine on, couldn't get those curves with my machine.I would love to have your super stitched pillow. Put my heart in Utah.

Joseph & Annie Hatch said...

Cute pillow Kiki! My heart is in Utah!

~Jenn said...

I wish I could make one! But if you pick me.....that would be even better! I just think this pillow is the cutest! My heart would be in Virginia ;)

Melissa said...

This pillow is adorable! I've been looking for accessory ideas tonight and found your blog. I love it! As for my heart, it is in Michigan.

Erika Reiner said...

Maps are now a big deal in our home as we're adopting our first born child from Ethiopia.

Would love a map pillow of US with Florida as the heart.

Thanks!

elfreela@gmail(dot)com

April said...

I love maps! I'm in Tucson,AZ- we love it here! Such a cute pillow!

Lacy said...

so simple, yet quite adorable! i heart Colorado!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Dianna
dianna@whateverdeedeewants.com

I would love to win this! A heart in Utah is what I would choose.

mekei said...

super cute! WOW

Julie said...

Put my heart in Washington state. Very cute map idea. :)
juliegrant08(at)gmail(dot)com

Chelsea {twotwentyone} said...

I hope I'm not too late!

I'd want my heart to be in central Indiana!
chelsea(dot)twotwentyone(at)gmail(dot)com

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Its Sew For You said...

I love this pillow, and posted about it :)

http://itssewforyou.blogspot.com/2011/03/us-map-pillow.html

HammBone said...

INSANE cuteness.

Auntie Lolo said...

Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial! I featured this project on my blog tonight, www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Lois

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

This pillow is great!! Visiting from Kimbas map party! :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely blog, hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

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