(And because she got a new camera for Christmas, also partially my fault, she took pictures so we could make this fun post for you!)
First, here is our finished pillow.
I used some great vintage charcoal gray wool, and we used EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl from Specialty Graphics Supply. I got the vinyl like a day after I ordered it from them, and as EasyWeed's name implies, it was very easy to weed and easy to work with!
So, on to how we did it!!
First, I ordered the vinyl in Apple Gree, Red, and White.
Then, we cut the complete image from Cricut's Word Collage cartridge, 3 times -- once in each color. (I sized it on my Gypsy to take up the full 12 inches of mat. I think it was around 9" wide.)
I decided to make 14" x 14" pillows, so I cut my fabric front at 15" x 15" to allow for 1/2" seams. I used my iron-off magic powder in my chacoliner to draw a few alignment marks so we could keep things straight.
Then we were ready to start placing our colors! Since we cut the same image out of 3 colors, we ended up getting 3 pillows! (But of course we only took pictures of 1.) (Though you'll notice the pillow we're working on is a different one from the finished product! So you can see our awesomeness in colorways a little bit.)
I used a press cloth (which for me was a scrap of muslin from another project), with the iron on the wool (medium high) setting. (Not because I was using wool, but because that was around the temperature that the vinyl suggested we use.)
(Notice that we're on a different pillow here: the JOY is in red now, where it was white up above. Cool, right?)
I had to be careful when peeling off the clear vinyl backing (though it was on top at this point) because of the wool. On t-shirts, I've had no no no problem, but with the wool, I noticed that I had to iron it for a little longer, I had to be gentle when pulling off the backing, and then I ended up pressing over the vinyl again (with the press cloth) just to make sure it really stuck.
But it ended up looking amazing!
Then I sewed the front to the back!
Flip the pillow case right side out, stuff with 14" pillow form...
And Voila!! Our amazingly cute Christmas-themed subway art pillow, made with Cricut's Word Collage cartridge. I'm only sorry we didn't take pictures of the 3 pillows together.