Patrick’s granddaughter, Lily, loves Valentine’s Day and he’s designed a great gift for her that you can easily make for someone you love. Using his Kona Colorworks yarn-dyed fabrics in Lily’s favorite shades of pink, he’s made her a very “girly” pillow that says L-O-V-E in appliquéd letters. In the first segment of the episode, Patrick and friends discuss the project and how you can make it even more easily if you’re a machine embroiderer. He also tells us about fabric grain and shows us some tips for working with plaid yarn-dyed fabrics.
In segment two, Kay Capps Cross joins Patrick at the Koala Sewing Studio to learn how to make the front of the pillow’s quilted covering including the appliqué letters and quilting details. Patrick shows a neat trick for preparing the pillow’s corners for adding purchased trim and removing bulk. To finish the segment, learn how easy it is to add a whimsical pom pom fringe to this, or any of your sewing projects.