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How to Make a DIY Kilim Pillow with Silhouette Fabric Interface and a Silhouette Promotion

05.24.13
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Oky dok, now let’s dive into the fun stuff aside from discounts… those are fun too! This project took me a grand total of 30 minutes and that includes making the actual pillow cover too! I love a good fast project! So we are going to dive right in, let’s go!

Begin by choosing an image and opening it in your Silhouette Software Program. I chose to make my own kilim pattern which you see attached below. If you would like something similar, feel free to right click and save. You will need to download a triangle shape from Silhouette and then modify the size according to your needs.

For the various proportions of the triangles you will want the largest to be double the size of the medium triangle and the medium triangle to be double the size of the smallest triangle. For mine I used, 2.5″ across the bottom, 1.25″ across the bottom, and .75″ across the bottom. I realize .75″ is not half of 1.25″, but we were getting into the very tiny and hardly worth it range.

Now the fabric interfacing is really easy to use… it’s the layout that is the most difficult. If you are working with only one color, simply layout your triangles as you see and then follow the instructions that follow, easy peasy. Of course I had to make this hard by including several colors in varying amounts of triangles… but for the sake of this tutorial, let’s pretend I didn’t.

Once you have laid out your pattern in your Silhouette Software, select fabric for the material and adjust your blade as indicated (a 3) then you are ready to get your fabric set up…

Begin by cutting a piece of fabric that is 1″ larger than your pattern or image and a piece of the fabric interfacing that is a tad smaller than your fabric all the way around.

The bumpy side of the interfacing should touch the back of your fabric, then iron together on a heat appropriate for your fabric type.

Trim all the way around your edges so your fabric and the interfacing are the same size. Then place on your cutting mat.

Cut away and then when all your pieces are cut, lay them out on your fabric.

To iron them in place, you can simply use your iron on the same heat setting from the previous steps and iron these cute little pieces in place. For this pattern I began in the middle and worked my way out after I made sure everything fit properly!

Once your pattern is ironed in place you are finito… yahoo! easy peasy, right?

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