After we chose our embellishments, we headed over to the fabric selections. I preferred plaids for the girls and me, but found a cute cotton for my son that reminded me of his reptilian fascinations. We made sure to purchase enough fabric to leave approximately 3 to 4 inches per side on the squares (add 3 to 4 inches to your pillow on all four sides). Now we were ready to head home and start our project!
Go home first and wash your fabric. This will make sure your iron-on embellishments stick! Then, as you could probably figure, iron the fabric just to get the wrinkles out.
Then we measured our fabric out and started cutting. The most time consuming part afterward was making fringe cuts 3-4 inches long on each side (and doing them approximately 1/2 inch thick). Being somewhat a perfectionist (along with my grandmother's tendencies as well in this group effort), it did take a while to cut the fabric for four pillows. However, after the project was said and done, you probably could be a little more relaxed about it as it will have a rag look upon completion anyway. But to summarize, cut out the squares (adding 3-4 inches on all sides) then cut that extra fabric in 1/2 inch fringe pieces all around.
Next, position your iron-on transfers and follow the instructions for each one (as they are all different-pay attention!). Iron your cute items to your fabric, then simply tie off the fringes with your pillow inside and voila! Your personalized Passover pillow! Of course, I would not post this blog entry without pictures, so here are our pillows from this year: