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Dorm Décor: Memory Pillow

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My oldest daughter is off to college this month! She will be 1,600 miles away from home so I thought I’d make her a little something for her dorm room to help her remember us while she is away.

holiday photo patchwork pillow #sew #quilt #ribbon #sheer #fiberella #weallsew

Sheer Crazy! Holiday Patchwork Photo Memory Pillows

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I guess it’s true. All memories are colored the way we’d most like to remember them. Here I’ve applied “color-drenched lenses” to revisit a vintage family photo, then incorporated the resulting images into patchwork pillows.

Keepsake Pillow by Tari Intardonato #sew #diy #weallsew

Keepsake Pillow for Nonni

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This picture of James and Dylan and their grandparents was taken at the Fort Worth Stockyards. The grandparents live in Torino, Italy, so they don’t get to see them very often. I wanted to make them a reminder of their time here in Texas but also something they could pack to take home with them.

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Finding Inspiration

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Where do you go to be inspired for sewing projects? All of us make projects that include step-by-step instructions and fabric kits, but personally, the projects that give me the most satisfaction and reward are the ones that I create on my own.