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07 August, 2013

French Ticking Pillow with Vintage Camembert Label

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ticking Pillow with Vintage French Cheese LabelYaay! I finally got a chance today to do a little sewing and make a pillow that had been cooking in my brain for several weeks! I actually spied this one on One Kings Lane and knew it was my next copy-cat project…combining classic black and white ticking with a vintage French Camembert cheese label!

Plate Addict's Staff at the Window However, once again, it seems that my staff thinks they are on summer vacation! Naughty Neighbor keeps them busy guarding their catnip, caged to prevent her from ripping it to pieces!

Naughty Neighbor And now that rascally feline taunts them by napping on their patio! Is there no limit to her nerve? I can only hope that cooler weather will drive her home so that my helpers will get back to work! Sooo…once again I seem to be going it alone!

Cheese label
It started with the hunt for the perfect vintage Camembert label starring a rooster…and I finally found it! I have already reversed it for you to be used as a transfer. Here’s what you do:
  • First, print it on iron-on transfer paper (I use Avery brand for light fabrics) and cut out the circular label.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ticking Pillow with Vintage French Cheese Label
  • Next, follow the directions on the package and apply it to a smaller square of fabric. I used cream-colored suiting fabric and left it unfinished so it would ravel.
  • Then stitch the smaller square to the front of the pillow cover.

  • Finish the cover by stitching the front and back together. I use an envelope-style closure on the back (you can find a tutorial here) to allow for easy removal and storage.
  • Finally, pop in a pillow form (Mine is a down form from Goodwill for under $3.00) and…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ticking Pillow with Vintage French Cheese Label …voilà! I love it! And I am not through! I have a few more surprises that I am working on and then I will reveal where it will go! Can you guess? You might find a hint in my summer home tour!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my frenchy ticking pillow! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday  , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
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  1. DEB!
    Did I hear ticking and cheese! Two of my favorite things. Love your pillow it is so perfect with your decor! As always great job Miss Georgia Peach, xoxo

  2. The pillow is just beautiful, the ticking is so so perfect and the pillow turned out to be the exact pillow you saw at Kings sure have a talent for so many things...I have been a follower forever and Tina said to say hi to your staff... Phyllis

  3. Hi Debbie. Really pretty pillow. Always love to see a new project from you that I can stash into my file for future reference..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  4. Love your pillow! Love anything with ticking. Thanks for sharing the image.


  5. I love the pillow but I use printable cotton pages and applique them onto fabric. Any chance you could furnish the picture original, not reversed. Thanks

    1. So glad you like it! Just email me at confessionsofaplateaddict and I will email it to you. I don't want to cause confusion! Thanks!...Debbie

  6. Love your pillow! I'm a huge fan of envelope pillow slips and yours looks darling! And too funny with your neighbor's cat. Our cat let's any ol' cat come along and hang out. When she sees us come out, then she'll chase them away. Cats!


  7. I right there with you in changing out the pillowcases as the mood strikes you, but I never thought of getting pillow forms from thrift stores. Genius!

  8. You are hilarious. The picture of your cats looking out the window while the other cat taunts them = PRICELESS. I mean, really. #CatProblems #SmiledWhileReading

    Thanks for sharing your charming pillow with us, too.


  9. Oh- That is so pretty. I love pillow ticking. One time I had red/white pillow ticking on my kitchen was 25 years ago! xo Diana

  10. Ok, my transfer fever had subsided for a while but this may get it fever pitched again. :) Love the pillow. You creative thing you! xxoo

  11. Good Morning Debbie, Well, what a co-incidence, last night for supper we had Camembert and crusty bread, this morning I pop in to see what you are doing and you have made a cushion cover with a Camembert motif..... and I love it.
    I have never used transfers, but I see so many that you create which are so lovely, that I am going to have a go, the sewing is no problem as I sew quite a bit, it is just that I have never used transfers before.
    I have been a follower of yours for such a long time now, and I love your style you are always inspiring.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have a moment to spare.
    Best Wishes to you,

  12. Oh, I just love this pillow! So very pretty! Thank you for sharing the transfer, I would love to make two of this for my breakfast table. Beautiful!

  13. Love this one, so cute and the label is just perfect. Hugs, Marty

  14. LOVE the pillow and the cats are so cute....innocent little furry pals.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Mary Beth

  15. Love the pillow. I've never done any projects like this, as I don't sew, but you may have inspired me to try!

  16. I love your new pillow. Neighbours are sometimes a challenge, especially neighbour cats! We have the same problem at The Little White House!

  17. Your pillow projects are one of my very favorites!!!! Thanks so much for sharing the transfer!!!! You will probably see this pillow on my sofa this fall! Please stop by StoneGable and shar this at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, it's going on now!

  18. You are the pillow queen! Love this one and the colors of the cheese sign are perfect for fall. I'm on my countdown to Paris...26 days!!! I am so excited!


  19. Just love this project; thanks for sharing the template and instructions. Judith/Texas

  20. Debbie,
    Oh, dear friend. . .I'm NO good at guessing games. . .
    guess I'll have to wait for the reveal!!!
    So~o~o thrilled to see you doing a ticking stripe pillow!!!
    Just the "extra" inspiration I need to complete a few
    pillow projects here on the Prairie. . . two of which wil be ticking!!!
    Have you tried a sprinkler or the hose turned on your pesky neighborhood
    feline invader??? Just a thought!!!
    Give my best to your Staff!!!

  21. Oh Debbie, I so love this pillow and thanks for the graphic. I will be saving this for sure. I can't sew a lick but I can buy a cover from Ann at On Sutton Place or I can use this transfer for another project. Thanks!!


  22. You've done it again! Love this graphic, Debbie. You are such a clever girl. Love the latest pillow. Guess the staff deserves a little summer vacation. After all it is August. '-)

  23. Good job. You could not have picked a better fabric to go with the cheese.

  24. I love the cats! Even the neighbor one. : )

  25. Debbie,

    I love the vintage label that you used and your post as a whole was delightful to read! :-) Thanks for sharing this at the Inspiration Gallery!


  26. CU-UTE! Love the label and the ticking. I'm guessing it'll go in your guest bedroom. That naughty neighbor cat is really persistent.

  27. Debbie,
    Your pillow would be perfect for my sister-in-law whose kitchen/dining area is decorated with roosters. You did a fantastic job with great directions. I'm glad to know which transfer paper you use.


  28. Hi Debbie! Oh, this is darling and you how I love Roosters. Darling label.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. Debbie, You make the prettiest pillows and I love this one. Thanks for joining the Open House party.

  30. I love all of your projects! I've got some navy ticking in my stash that I've been trying to decide what to do with. Thanks for the inspiration!

  31. Love the pillow!! That transfer would even look good on burlap too!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie