I hope you have a chance to check out the new Winter 2015 Fons and Porter’s Easy Quilts issue that has just come out. My wool and flannel appliquéd pillows are featured in the issue. I like to combine these two fabrics in projects. They have the same warm, soft properties and really complement each other. Using flannel for the foundation makes the construction of the pillow very easy. Using the wool for the applique shapes makes them more dimensional and the stitching nestles in nicely. I did mine using a hand blanket stitch and pearl cotton which is always one of my favorite hand stitches. It is such a joy to do when working with wools and flannels. However, for those that do not like to do hand work, they can also be machine appliquéd. If doing so, test the stitches you want to use to make sure the length and width work well with the fabrics you have chosen. I would also suggest that you hand baste your images on so that they stay securely in place when machine stitching. Pick up the issue where magazines are sold in your area, and visit your quilt shop for a lovely selection of wools and flannels for your pillows and make some fun Yuletide accessories for your home or for gifts. You can still get them done in time to enjoy this season.