Quick & Easy Noel Pillow


Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post and for choosing Anabella’s for your cross stitch, quilting and paper crafting needs. I just finished this “Noel” design which I stitched on 28 count linen. I wanted to make something small to display on the tiered tray in my kitchen.  Here are the fast and easy instructions:


Use a 7″ square ( or any size that is larger than your finished design) and trim with rotary cutter. Cut a piece of back fabric using the same method.

Make sure to gently press both pieces at your ironing board.

Add a pretty trim from your stash.  The trim I used is something I have in my stash from StampIn’ Up.

I love to put a piece of Silky Blend behind my project. Just cut a piece the same size as your project and your backing fabric.

With right-sides-together and allowing a 1/4″ seam allowance, stich all 3 pieces together leaving a 3″ opening.

Gently turn your piece inside out and stuff using Poly-fil or the filling of your choice.  

I like to close the 3″ opening by hand stitching it. You could also, very carefully, stitch it closed on your machine.

Super easy! Email me if you have any questions and be sure to share your FFO in our awesome Facebook group!

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Perfectly Imperfect

My philosophy on cross stitching, quilting, and paper crafting is that it’s okay to be Perfectly Imperfect. It’s silly to strive for perfection when it in doing so, you lose the joy and the love that you have for your craft. There are no Cross Stitch Police or Paper Crafting Police or Quilting Police!  It’s perfectly okay to be off a stitch or two; have a crooked seam, or wish the photo you adhered to a page wasn’t off center. 

We tend to be so hard on ourselves. We think we should stitch on linen, when like me, it makes us miserable. Or that the backs of our projects need to look as good as the front. What starts out as joy and excitement when our new pattern arrives, turns to frustration and dismay when we have to frog for an hour just to correct that one little stitch we missed.

It’s okay to be Perfectly Imperfect and to proudly display the cross stitch piece that is missing a motif, or that has an x that isn’t crossed. And it’s okay to be Perfectly Imperfect and have a quilt that might have corners that aren’t perfectly pointed or a crooked binding.  Be gentle with yourself and remember that at the end of the day what matters most is that you stitch or sew or craft and that it brings you happiness.   

Until next time,





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