Day #5: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #5 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!


Day #5



I am sure that I have mentioned on more than one occasion, my love of pillows! Its the perfect way to completely change your room in an afternoon- for a special occasion, for a freshen up or for a holiday makeover. A couple of pillows on the couch, the bed or your favorite recliner or love seat can and will completely change the feel of your room. Really!

This pattern, Pillow Duets, has the pattern for both a square pillow in either a 3- fabric plus linen version or the scrappy charm pack with linen version. It also contains the rectangular button pillow that can be made entirely from a charm pack and some linen. Can you imagine the different ways that you could make these with a single charm pack and some neutral solid of any kind! Makes me want to go make pilllows!!


… the square pillows on top, the rectangular button pillows on the bottom


… button pillows made from Buterscotch & Rose on the bottom, Buttercup & Strawberry Fields on the top.


… right there in the middle is the square Butterscotch & Rose version that we are offering kitted today.


Special #1:

Square Pillow Kit, Butterscotch & Rose version. Contains pattern, linen, backing, Butterscotch & Rose charm pack, button kit… basically all you would need to make the pillow exactly as seen. And actually with a few more buttons, the same kit can also make the Button Pillow instead if you prefer!

For more info, click here.

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As an alternative for those of you who are feeling more "festive" than "makeover", we created a holiday version of the same pillow pattern.

Introducing the Holiday Duet…



… a little linen, my favorite red Queen Anne's Lace fabric from Butterscotch & Rose, my favorite mosaic fabric from Mill House Inn and a few fun green buttons. Perfect for my holiday couch! Okay so maybe I did have a bit of an ulterior motive for making the prototype… it might be or not be gracing my living room couch next week!



… oh, and you can't see it here but it has a lovely cream, green and red floral geranium print from the 3 Sisters Martinique collection for the back of the pillow.

Special #1:

Square Holiday Duet Kit. Contains pattern, linen, cream floral backing, red floral for strips, red mosaic center square, green scraps for buttons, button kit… basically all you would need to make the pillow exactly as seen.

 For more info, click here.


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For those of you who want to make more buttons or make the Button Pillow version while you're whipping up your pillows, we have this amazing tool that we absolutely love and use for all of our button making needs! Today they are 10% off!

The I-Top

… in its fancy, schmancy new edition. Perfect for all of your button making needs! Works nicely with all standard brands of button forms [we use Dritz].

For more information, click here.

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Also, we have lots of button refill kits for those of you who need more to make more buttons. All of ours are the 7/8" size as shown on these pillows.

For 7/8" refill button kits, click here.


12 Days of Christmas Special Day #5: 

Both Pillow Duet kits are 20% off [through Wednesday].

The I-top Tool is 10% off [through Wednesday].

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  1. Joan | 30th Nov 11

    Very pretty and I love the buttons! I am enjoying The Twelve Days of Christmas.

  2. Marcia K | 30th Nov 11

    I did my whole house in neutrals, with the idea that I could just swap out the window valances, and pillows and the throws with the holidays and the seasons.. well I havn’t quite gotten there yet. But…I’d love to someday. The idea of buttons on a pillow is just a wonderful touch. It adds a spark of joy I love. You have a creative flair I will have to copy for sure!!

  3. DianeH | 30th Nov 11

    It would be great fun to make loads of lovely buttons with that button maker. The pillows look great.

  4. Cecilia | 30th Nov 11

    These pillows are so pretty! I love switching out the pillows for different seasons. I’ve been enjoying the 12 days of Christmas.

  5. Cynthia Van Landuyt | 30th Nov 11

    These pillows are great. I’ve made 4, three in Strawberry Fields and one in Buttercup. Those who have gotten them for gifts and those who see them all love them. And they’re easy to make. The i-topper really helps. You can’t stop making buttons they’re so easy. Thanks Joanna for this great pattern. Saw them at Holly hill quilt shoppe and had to have them.

  6. Phyllis | 30th Nov 11

    Great pillows…love the buttons!

  7. Beth T. | 30th Nov 11

    I love the use of buttons. That tool is very tempting.

  8. Linda | 30th Nov 11


  9. Gloria B | 30th Nov 11

    I often use buttons on the back of my cushions. Your buttons on the front look really cool. I shall have to try that idea when I replace my cushion covers in the spring.

  10. Carol Y | 30th Nov 11

    I really have to get one of those button makers!

  11. Susan Dulis-Rinne | 30th Nov 11

    Love the pillows- especially the Holiday duet for this season. you have the most wonderful ideas and fabric – and thanks to you I purchased an I-top tool after your praises on your blog several months ago. This is one blog I never miss.

  12. Mary Jo | 30th Nov 11

    I love that I-top!! I’m gonna have to get one!!

  13. Brenda Sanders | 30th Nov 11

    The Holiday duet is really beautiful, but I don’t know if I could just use them during the Holidays. I like cheerful, and the red is cheerful. Thanks so much for the 12 Days blog. I’ve enjoyed them all, along with the “everyday” blogs.

  14. Mary Kay | 2nd Dec 11

    Love the pillows – such cute ideas!

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