Hope Pillow Instructions

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»» Cotton Fabric
»» Die Cutting Machine
»» Iron
»» Thread To Match Or Coordinate With Your Selected Fabrics
»» Fusible Web
»» Sewing Machine
»» W1124 Fab Die
»» 16” Square Pillowcase


1. Select and cut your fabrics. Refer to the chart below for fabric and fusible web needs. To cut two of one shape, fold the fabric with the right sides together. Cut your fabric and fusible web to roughly the size of the die. Place the flat side of the die on the white base plate and your fabric/ fusible web layers on top of the die. Put the metal plate on top of your fabric and sandwich it all together with the clear cutting plate. Adjust the roller width on your die cutting machine as needed and roll the plate through the machine twice (forward and back one time each).


2. Prepare your square block . Cut your fabric to a 12” X 12” square block.

3. Arrange, iron and sew your appliqué. Layer your word appliqué with fusible web underneath and arrange onto your fabric square. Iron for 10 seconds on medium heat to activate the fusible web. Secure your appliqués with a small zig-zag stitch.

4. Sew your fabric block to your pillowcase. Turn the edges of your fabric under 1/4” and press. Pin onto the center of your pillowcase and stitch with a small straight stitch around all edges.

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