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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

FREEBIES!!!!


FREEBIES! WIN A ZING CUTTER!!!
Lettering Delights "JINGLE HOP"  is happening. . .NOW!!!  
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-FREEBIES at every BLOG! 
-Enter codes from each blog to win a ZING CUTTER!!!! 
-My CODE: sY6g2 (write this down)
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-Details at LD.com here: (jingle hop ad)
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- Go get it and together we can make my pillow!!!!!
-Or use it for paper crafting too!!!!!


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Jingle Bugs Pillow Tutorial!!

-I made this pillow with the "Bah Humbug" graphics from Lettering Delights.com website. This set is FREE on my blog December 5-7 in loo of the Blog Hop that is happening. I used my sweeeet ZING Cutter Machine for the first time when making this and it was so so fun! I am in the process of moving....bluh.... and so my goal is to get the 'essentials' all unpacked and then my reward is that I get to play with my fancy-shmancy cutter!!

    SUPPLY LIST:
  1. Steam-A-Seam Adhesive Paper (light-bond)
  2. Fabric scraps of chosen colors.
  3. Large piece of White fabric for pillow (mine measured 13.5x9.5)
  4. Cotton to stuff it with.
  5. Thread to match corrdinating fabrics.
  6. Needle and Thread.
  7. Bag of Peanut Butter M&M's      
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1. If you are going to make multiply pillows, like for Christmas gifts, then you will want to cut your chosen fabrics into 12.5x12.5 squares and your Steam-A-Seam Adhesive Paper into 12x12 squares. IF you are only making one then you will just need scraps large enough for each piece. Your fabric needs to be slightly larger than your adhesive paper. (image below) In my directions I am only making one.
SIDE NOTE: I apologize that my brain was not working correctly when I made this. I was in the process of boxing up my house for the big move. I placed/taped some of my pieces to the cutting mat with the fabric side on top and then some pieces with the paper side on top. Please note that if you have the paper on top (as shown in most of my pictures) you will get a mirror image of the graphic or letter. Just keep that in mind. Sometimes that little trick comes in handy though.....moving on.

2. Based on the placement in your ZING computer program, place your pieces accordingly. NOTE: I found it hard to keep track of the "top" of my cutting mat so I used a permanent marker and mimicked the triangle on the program by drawing it directly on my mat. This was a HUGE help! I also found that if I sprayed my mat with a little adhesive spray that really helped my pieces stay in place. Before you move on to taping them down check, check, and then check again that you have them placed correctly with what is seen on your screen.
 3. TAPE THEM DOWN!! I can speak from experience that if you do not it will make a mess. I liked the blue painters tape because it came off easily and I could reuse the strips.
 4. After all pieces were taped down I held my mat up to the window to find the bottom right hand corner square where my red laser needs to be once I am ready to cut. I marked it with a red dot so I could find it.
 5. See how handy that little tip was? I think the 6'th handful of M&M's helped me figure that one out.
 6. I read the Zing Manual and tried cutting a little on the settings it suggested and it did work, but I found that for me these setting worked out a lot better. You may want to play around with some scraps first to tweek yours as well.
 7. LOOK who made an oops! It happens...plan it...but no worries!
 8. A small pair of sharp tip scissors will come in handy to clip the few threads that hang on.
 9. I was pretty skeptical that it would be able to cut out those tiny little legs and eye holes without making a mess or not cutting through all the way....I stand corrected.
 10. Here is a picture of the CORRECT way to place your fabric...FABRIC side UP!
 11. Just an example of what I meant when I said that placing the Fabric side up or the Paper side up will cause a mirror-image result.
 12. Peel off your Steam-A-Seam paper and place your pieces where you will want them. DO NOT IRON YET!
 13. Now that you have placed all your pieces right where you want them you are ready to iron them down.
14. I used a blanket stitch to sew down all the edges of the pieces. I also chose to use matching thread for each color.
15. When it came to the bug's legs I found that starting at that bottom helped the little legs not lift and get mangled up. I tried a zig-zag stitch over the whole leg and then a straight stitch along the edges. Both worked about the same. 
 16. Once you are done then you are ready to sew your front to your back and leave about a 4 inch hold on side (I did mine on the bottom) so that I could turn it inside out. Stuff your stuffing in this hole and then whip-stitch that opening shut.

Viola!!


41 comments:

  1. Oh, how cute! I love the pillow, thank you for sharing the freebies and a big thank you for the opportunity to win the Zing!

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  2. Your pillow is so flippin' CUTE! Thank you so much for the file! I love those little bugs! Merry Christmas!

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  3. I just love your pillow thanks

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  4. Love it - would NEVER have thought to use those files to make a pillow!! And thanks for the freebies :)

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  5. Your pillow is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win and for the freebie!

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  6. Super cute pillow! Thanks so much for the chance to win it and also for the adorable graphics!

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  7. Your pillow is absolutely delightful! Thank you for the freebies:)

    Annette
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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  8. Thank you for the gorgeous freebies, and I am now a Follower! lovely pillow!

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  9. I LOVE that pillow! Newest fan but probably gonna be your biggest!! LOVE your STUFF!!!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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    1. YOU WON!!! Check your email sugar for directions on how to get your pillow! Thanks for playing!

      -Zan

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  10. I'm a follower now too (Sarah Higgins)! Thanks for the chance to win such a cute pillow.

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  11. You are adorable . . . and so is your art! Thanks much for the darling freebie. So glad you are part of this blog hop - I feel like I met a new friend. Oh, and by the way, I too am a new follower. hugs!

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  12. Wow!!! That pillow is sooooo cute! You are extremely talented!!!!

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  13. Your pillow is beyond A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E and your post is totally FUN!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win this awesome die cutting machine!!!

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  14. This is so darn stinking CUTE!! I'm a new follower, love your blog, thanks so much for sharing. Great tutorial too. ;-)

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  15. Your pillow is adorable. Love it!!! Thank you for the freebie and a chance to win the pillow, oh and the Zing.

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  16. Oh, my goodness, your pillow is amazing and so cute. Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial. I can't wait to try one of my own. Love the freebie too. This has been such a fun blog hop. Everyone has had such inspiring ideas.
    xoxo, Christine

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  17. This is one seriously CUTE pillow!! So colorful and fun. I know my girls would just love one of these :) Thanks for taking the time to do such a detailed tutorial.
    Lori Bowles

    ps I am a new follower.

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  18. Your pillow is awesome!! Love the graphics set too! ty!

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  19. I love the pillow! Thanks for the freebie and the code!

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  20. I love your pillows. How can I purchase them and how do I follow you?

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  21. Wow I love the pillows! And the cut out is so cute. TFS and Thanks for the free cuts. AJ-

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  22. Wow, never seen anything like this! The product, the project or the blog! I like it! I like it! This new visitor and follower is blown away by this whole affair and am quite glad that Joy's Life has a connection to you! Thank you for this amazing blog post! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

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  23. This pillow is SO cute...my kids would love it too! Thanks for the chance to win it! I'm a new follower of your blog.
    Jingle Bugs!

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  24. Amazing project !!! love all of the pillow.
    Congrats

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  25. Oh so cute. No time this year, but maybe another time I'll have to give this a shot.

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  26. your pillow is super cute, i love this set thank you

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  27. what a stunning project... I love this font and those cute little bugs - but never thought I'd have use for them... how wrong am I? Sewing is something I really want to get into- and applique too- so having my Cameo is perfect for this, huh?

    Super blog hop and fab freebie - but your cushion is just something else... thanks for sharing - and loved your tutorial with all the little quips (something i'd probably do - so appreciated your sense of humour).

    Good luck with your house move - hope all goes well...

    happy crafting

    Paula x x x

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  28. That pillow is super cute...I just got a sewing machine so I really appreciate this tutorial, what a great idea!

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  29. Awesome tutorial!! Love how the Zing cuts the felt so clean! Thanks for sharing the freebie and to LD also!

    Hugs,

    CArmen L

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  30. This is soo darn cute!! I love the pillow, and thanks for the tutorial! Your cuts are beautiful!

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  31. Absolutely Adorable. The expression on the Lil Bug is priceless. The blanket Stitch just sets off the whole design. Thanks so much for your easy to follow tutorial, too.

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  32. Cute! I love the pillow! Thanks for the chance!

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  33. I just noticed on your supply list the last thing was M&Ms, haa haa, I can't do anything without them either!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  34. Your jingle bug pillow is adorable.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  35. Wow! What an awesome and fun pillow! A few steps but then you are rewarded with such a cute project! Thanks for the freebie and chances to win! I'm a new follower.

    Crafty_kitten at mac dot com

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  36. I know it is well past christmas but this is my 1st time looking through your fabulous posts and this pillow is fantastic

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