Sunday 19 February 2023

Love to Read

 Project 14.4 had us making a project inspired by books. I started thinking about the many books I've read. The most rewarding of them all was reading to my children when they were younger, and now to my grandchildren. 

a very small selection of my grandchildren's favourites

For my project I decided to make a reading pillow for my youngest granddaughters. 

I appliqued the letters to the pocket

I printed the letters on some Steam-A-Seam 2 and followed the directions of simply peel, stick, cut and press. I did a buttonhole stitch using MonoPoly from Superior threads as I know the pillow will need to be able to be washed without worrying about the applique ever lifting off.

straight line quilting of the front

Bright and cheery fabric for the front of the pillow. 

I added a handle at the top to make it easier to carry around

The pillow is 16 inches square and I used a 14-inch pillow form to keep the pillow soft and comfy to snuggle up with a good book.


  1. You sure hit the target for this challenge! Your young grand daughters will love and cherish their reading pillows as they grow and enjoy great books. Super job, Grandma!

  2. I think making a reading pillow is such a fabulous idea. May there be many books read and memories made!!

  3. Anyone who loves books would enjoy a pillow like that! Fun!


I love comments, however if you don't get a reply back from me it is because you may be a no-reply blogger. Hope you have a great day!