Hand on Hearts with Girl Scouts




HAND ON HEARTS event with the Girl scouts


post mastectomy pillow


AllFreeSewing and FaveQuilts welcomed Girl Scouts to create gorgeous pillows for our Hand-on-Hearts Breast Cancer Pillow Drive (http://ow.ly/ClC5o).The event was a huge success with tons of participants, lots of fabric, filling from Fairfield World and even machines from Bernina USA!

If you’re interested in participating please find all details and the free pattern right here: http://ow.ly/ClC5o



The Girl Scout troop participated to learn basic sewing and to give back to their community by contributing to the Hand on Hearts pillow drive.

tracing a pattern pillow pattern

The girls learned how to work with patterns and trace a template.

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How to properly cut the pattern.

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How to pin patterns

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How to have a little fun.

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Have a little more fun

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How to thread a sewing machine and operate the machine.


Turning a pillow right side out.

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Finishing off a pillow by hand.

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A finally a completed project.

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If you are interested and want to find out how to donate a pillow for Hand on Hearts  you have created please  click on the links bellow.

The free pattern and materials list for making these pillows can be found here here Heart Pillow Pattern or http://www.allfreesewing.com/Sewing-Charity-List/Hands-on-Heart-Breast-Cancer-Pillow-Drive. Donors should send their completed pillow(s) to the address below between October 1st and October 31st, 2014. We will be personally delivering them to the American Sewing Guild of Chicago and the American Cancer Society.

Every week, one lucky donor will win 5 pounds of Poly-Fil®, Fairfield’s 100% premium polyester fiberfill, which is perfect for pillows and stuffed toys. On November 1st, we’ll select a Grand Prize winner from the entire pool of pillow donors. The Grand Prize, valued at $250.00, includes:

  • Fairfield Nature-Fil Batting
  • Foamology Soft Tiles
  • Poly-Fil 100% Premium Polyester Fiber Fill
  • Poly-Fil Pillow Insert (18x18in)
  • Poly-Fil Pillow Insert (12inx16in)
  • Fairfield Cotton Quilt Batting (full size)
  • Poly-fil Supreme Ultra Plush Fiberfill


*We will be accepting pillows from October 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014*

Send your pillow(s) to:

Prime Publishing, LLC

Attn: Hands-On-Heart Pillow Drive

3400 Dundee Road

Northbrook, IL 60062


To read the full post on Hands on Heart Pillow drive click.





One thought on “Hand on Hearts with Girl Scouts”

  1. Marilyn says:

    This is such a great projects and getting young girls involved so that they are aware of breast cancer is wonderful!

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