Tuesday, January 4

I Have a Dream Pillow

Designed by Allee Marderosian

Make yourself a new place to dream with this inspirational pillow with the famous rallying cry from Martin Luther King Jr’s. famous speech. Simple black fabric transforms to a stylish rectangular pillow you accent with Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™ and iron-on crystals.

 Materials List

  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™

    BI15784 Glacier White
  • Tulip® Cordless Heat Setting Tool™

  • Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals™

    23123 300 Clear Pack
  • Miscellaneous

    •   Craft knife
    •   Sewing machine
    •   Freezer paper
    •   Pencil
    •   Cardstock
    •   Yardstick
    •   Foil
    •   Cosmetic sponge
    •   White cotton fabric – approximately 1 yard
    •   Black cotton fabric – approximately 1 yard
    •   Scissors
    •   Thread, white and black
    •   Polyfill 


    1. Cut two 25” x 9 ½” pieces from white fabric.
    2. Using sewing machine, stitch the two white fabric pieces together with wrong sides out (approx. ¼”-½” seam) leaving about 4” open on one end.
    3. Turn right side out and stuff with polyfill to create pillow form. Fold the open end under and hand stitch together.
    4. From the black fabric, cut one 25” x 9 ½” piece and two 9¼” x 14” pieces.
    5. Fold the smaller pieces approximately 1¼” under on one end and stitch each piece.
    6. Stitch the two pieces to the longer piece with the two stitched ends overlapping one another to leave an opening.
    7. Turn right side out and press. Insert cardstock inside to prevent paint from seeping through fabric.
    8. Trace pattern onto freezer paper. Cut out letters with craft knife. Position stencil on pillow cover and press firmly around edges to prevent seepage.
    9. Use cosmetic sponge to paint two coats Glacier White inside stencil. Let dry after each coat. Remove stencil.
    10. Follow instructions from the Tulip® Cordless Heat-Setting Tool to embellish pillow with crystals on the lower left and upper right corners.
    11. Stuff white pillow form inside cover.

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