Relax Pillow and Quilt

By: Susan Doherty for Therm O Web, Inc.

Want to add an element of calm to your home decor? Try crafting a Relax Pillow and Quilt. This fabulous DIY home decor tutorial will teach you how to embellish a purchased pillow cover and quilt with foilicious shine in minutes! You can pick any word or phrase you like for this DIY embellishment project. So whether you need to "relax", "dream", or "be happy", you can quickly craft lovely a piece of homemade decor with this craft tutorial. Master this technique and you can make precious pillow and quilt sets to give as gifts to all your loved ones.

Materials List

  • Pillow cover and/or quilt
  • iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive
  • iCraft® Deco Foil™ Gold Transfer Sheets
  • Tools: dies or electronic cutting system, iron, ruler


Note: Follow manufacturer’s directions throughout.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Remove pillow from cover and lay cover flat on work surface.

  2. Plan wording at desired size. With paper side of adhesive sheet face up, die cut word from Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive Sheet.

  3. Position die-cut adhesive word on pillow cover with bumpy adhesive side down.

  4. Cover word with parchment paper or pressing cloth and apply heat as directed. Let cool completely.

  5. Remove paper liner from word.

  6. Place Gold Deco Foil Transfer Sheet over word, shiny side up, and cover with parchment paper or pressing cloth again.

  7. Apply heat as directed. Let cool completely.

  8. Peel away foil sheet to reveal word.

  9. For quilt, cut shapes from Hot Melt Adhesive Sheet to complement quilt design. Apply foil to quilt in same way as pillow cover.

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This looks amazing and store-bought! I would definitely make this as a gift for my sister or a friend.


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