Longitude Pillow

I have been wanting to make a Longitude/Latitude Pillow for a long time.

I first saw one in the AWE (At West End) catalog that looked like this...

I didn't want it to say Paris, but my home city of Quincy, IL. So I just Googled Quincy's longitude and latitude to find out the correct geographical coordinates.

Remember, back when I showed a tutorial of how to print on freezer paper, then cut it out and iron it on fabric to use as a stencil, as I did for my Holly Jolly Pillow? If not, HERE is the tutorial.

However, before I got the letters and numbers cut out, I won a Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine from a blog giveaway, so I used it to do the intricate work of cutting.

I followed the same tutorial as the one above and made my own pillow.
I love to add black and white check where ever possible, and used it on the pillow as an accent edging.
So, do you think you would love to make your hometown coordinate pillow?

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  1. Your pillow is wonderful, much prettier and crisper that the original. I went to the tutorial and I am beyond impressed. I can not wait to try it:)
    Come over and visit and get your name in the hat for our wedding anniversary give-a-way :)
    Have a marvelous day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. That's adorable, Terry! Congratulations on winning the Silhouettte - you are up and running with it quickly!

  3. LOVE that pillow! What a great idea! Life to the full, Melissa

  4. Terry~now I want one! That is sO cOOl!
    But I'd kind of like mine to be from Kinderhook (my mom's home town)!
    btw--we didn't make the usual summer trip down there last year, but I'm sure we will thIs summer, and I can't wait to meet you!

  5. Hi! You were the link before me at the Creative Juice link party! This is gorgeous! You would never know you made it! I also have to say that I am super jealous that you won a Silhouette! I hope I can get some of your luck!

    It's Always Ruetten

  6. Visiting from the Sew Darn Crafty Link Party. I really like your Longitude/Latitude pillow.

  7. I LOVE this little people. So sweet and the trim is amazing too. Thanks for sharing this at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  8. I love it! That's something I could make that my husband would appreciate!

  9. So cute and personal! And the check edging really sets if off nicely!

  10. I dated a guy who grew up in Quincy, IL years ago!

    And I have to say that I'm crazy about that longitude & latitude look! I like the idea of using it on a pillow because you can put it anywhere & take it with you where ever you go in this world!

  11. I love your pillow! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. I have featured YOU and I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button and show it to the world. You deserve it! Blog Stalking Thursday Features You!

  12. What a great idea! Looks classy! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

  13. Just wanted to let you know that your pillow was featured this week! ♥

  14. That pillow saying Quincy, IL caught my eye as I am from the area and will be moving back soon. Blessings

  15. This pillow is awesome! I co-hosted the Ginger Snap Crafts {wow me wednesday} link party last week, and I've featured this on my blog! Stop on over :)

    -Kim @ Two Ten

  16. Your pillow caught my eye too, as that is my Dads stomping grounds. A whole bundle of Farlows in that area. Thanks for sharing and bringing back many memories!!!

  17. You blog showed up in my reader through a linking party and as I was scrolling I had to get a second look because my Dad is from Quincy! Just had to say hi and I added you to my reader too!! LOVE the pillow!

  18. I'm late to the party but ... I love your pillow and the guy I dated from Quincy is the one I'm married to! :) My in-laws live there. It's a lovely town.


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