Thanksgiving Sentiment Inspired Pillow Tutorial {With a Giveaway}

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With the changing of the seasons comes the changing of the pillows in my home. When Fall arrives, I bring out the warm colors and soft velvety fabrics. But you know me,  I’m always on the lookout for a new addition to the collection. While looking through a catalog, I stumbled upon a pillow that was super simple in design but still very inviting. I figured it would only take me about 30 minutes to make it, so I went for it! 🙂

Thankgiving Sentiment Inspired Pillow Tutorial

My new Thanksgiving Sentiment Inspired pillow says it all….GATHER.  It’s the perfect addition for the upcoming Thanksgiving season and my living room couch. And trust me, it couldn’t be easier to make.

The first step is to gather your supplies.  I picked out my fabric from the Online Fabric Store.   I choose the Covington Jefferson Linen Greige because I thought it was most similar to my inspiration pillow. For my insert I used a 16×16 Poly-Fil Supreme Pillow Form.  The last thing I needed was some black fabric paint.

I cut my fabric to 18×18 allowing for the sewing seam. After sewing the fabric together and inserting the form it was time to add the sentiment. I decided it would be wise to write the word out in pencil first and use that as my guide for the permanent fabric paint.

thankgiving sentiment inspired pillow tutorial- pencil gather

Next it was time to get brave with my paint and careful write the word “gather”.

thankgiving sentiment inspired pillow tutorial- fabric paint

After the paint was dry, I placed my pillow on a soft cozy blanket and stepped back to see the new look. I think it goes perfectly. 🙂

Thankgiving Sentiment Inspired Pillow Tutorial - on blanket

But it also looks pretty good grouped with some warm fall color pillow friends. Decisions, decisions. 🙂

thankgiving sentiment inspired pillow tutorial-2

Oh and speaking of pillows, did you know that besides carrying fabric and supplies to make your own pillows, the Online Fabric Store now carries ready-made decorative throw pillows? You can see the whole collection of pillows HERE.

Now here comes some really exciting news! Thanks to the Online Fabric Store and some awesome blogging friends, we’re giving away two $100 gift cards to the Online Fabric Store! It’s super easy to enter, just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter. And if you are looking for some more awesome DIY pillows, check out all my friends creative masterpieces below. (There will be new ones added everyday through Thursday, so be sure to check back.)
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  1. I love to change out pillows in my living room for each season. I would be thrilled to win any one of these pillows.

  2. What a lovely sentiment for this time of year. I love your pillow with it’s simplicity and taste. Great job, Laura.
    Make it a great week.

  3. Your pillow is perfect for this time of year. I thought “Gather” was embroidered and was surprised to see that you painted it. I think you’ll really enjoy using this!

  4. Laura, I love it! The griege fabric you picked is spot on and you nailed with that fabric paint pen! Your Gather pillow is gorgeous.

  5. ( really like this pillow from OnLine Fabric Store, very pretty and goes with my furniture.. Product ID: DPXX16-0149 – OFS™ 16″ x 16″ Savona Spring Blossoms Decorative Pillow – would look perfect in our home..

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  9. It’s not so easy to choose one! One of the many that I like is OFS™ 16″ x 16″ Bloomfield Multi Stripe

  10. I really like their OFS™ 16″ x 16″ Calpina Brown Script Decorative Pillow Fabric Pillow, it would look great in my living room

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  12. What a cute idea and definitely perfect for the upcoming holidays! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!

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  14. I love how simply and striking this idea is 🙂 I love, love, love pillows so will definitely have to this! Thanks for linking this up at the Bewitchin’ Project Projects Block Party Last week; you were one of my 3 features over at Recreated Designs. Hugs, Lisa

  15. Cute! Looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  16. Very pretty! It looks great paired with the others also. I really love the simplicity of this pillow. No sew=awesome!
    Kate | The Organized Dream

  17. I love the simplicity of this beautiful pillow! I’m not sure I could trust the steadiness of my hand to write that out with paint though. I really did think it was embroidered until I read the post. Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.

  18. It turned out really cute! At first glance I thought it was embroidered and I thought to myself, “I could embroider some letters”. Then I read and it was fabric paint! So. Much. Easier. Hope you’re having a great week!

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