Saving A Poorly Stenciled Buffalo Checked Christmas Pillow

Normally my stenciling is crisp and neat.

But when I decided to try stenciling on a stuffed buffalo check fabric pillow, and not a pillow cover, my results were less than stellar.

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The pillow was a recent Hobby Lobby purchase.  It was regularly priced at $13.99 but I paid $6.99.

The stencil I used on the pillow, is the Merry Christmas stencil from *Old Sign Stencils.

I have used this stencil before with great results!

All prices on the Old Sign Stencils's website are listed in Canadian currency.  A handy currency conversion link is provided for your convenience.

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

 I am way too much of a perfectionist to display this pillow in my home, let alone share it on my blog.

I used my usual off white, Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain for stenciling on fabric, so it was not the paint.

So here was my planned fix!

I pulled out some muslin fabric, and ironed it.  (on a towel on my washing machine. LOL.)

I traced a 6" x 12" area on HeatnBond UltraHold Iron-On Adhesive, and then ironed it onto my muslin.

I then cut out my rectangle of Heat N' Bond and muslin.

Here is my fabric rectangle with paper backing still attached.

I taped the script portion of the stencil onto my fabric rectangle, and stenciled it with Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

I pulled the backing off of the muslin fabric and centered it on my pillow.

Now for the hard part.  Will THIS idea work on a stuffed pillow?

I placed parchment paper over the stenciling to protect my iron and the Fusion Mineral Paint.

Saving A Poorly Stenciling Buffalo Checked Christmas Pillow
It worked.  I held the iron down for about 15-20 seconds and moved it over, and then over again.

The muslin seemed to be stuck down.

The Heat N Bond stops most of the edge fraying, but there will be a bit.  I don't mind it.  My pillow will be used with rustic Christmas decor.  The stenciling is CRISP.

Saving A Poorly Stenciling Buffalo Checked Christmas Pillow
Whew!  Nice save!

Remember if you screw up while stenciling on fabric, it can be fixed with a stenciled and iron on piece of muslin.  AND don't stencil on a STUFFED pillow.

Other Merry Christmas Stencil projects:
Stenciled Merry Christmas Hobby Lobby Pillow Cover

Thrifted Merry Christmas Stenciled Tote


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