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State Pride Tour – New York State of Mind Pillows and Free Printables!

new york state of mind project from tatertots and jello

I’m so excited for this week! Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is hosting a FUN State Tour blog hop with bloggers representing 30 states!! I have been BLOWN away by the projects so far!! Be sure to go over to IC and find out all the details!

Yesterday the tour ended with Tricia from Simplicity in the South and her AMAZING map art from South Carolina

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I am doing a project from New York.

New York holds a special place in my heart. I went to high school in upstate New York and I have so many amazing and cherished memories there. I would move back in a second if I could. We took the kids back there a couple years ago. It was so much fun!

high school memories

I also LOVE to visit New York City – it’s an amazing place!! 

new york state of mind free printable at tatertots and jello

So I wanted to make a project that represented the state I love so much. For some reason, GOLD seems so New York to me. It’s such a glittering place and it really was the place that hatched my creative dreams.

So I made some GOLD NY pillows and some FREE printables to share with you!

Here’s how I made the pillows:

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*I created an image in my Sihouette program. I added a border and then cut it out onto heat transfer material. Note- you will neeed to reverse-out your image before you print out an image on heat transfer material.

*Once it was printed out, I peeled off the excess heat transfer material, leaving only the material I wanted to transfer onto the pillow.

*I cut out some circles to add to a 24 x 24 pillow.

*Then I cut out some pillow fronts from left-over fabric I had from my slipcovered dropcloth fabric.

*The next thing I did was I laid the heat transfer material out on top of the pillow fronts.

*Once I had that all lined up, I ironed the heat transfer material onto the pillow fronts.

*When the pillow fronts were done, I took two pieces of material the same size as the pillow fronts and added 3 inches in width to each. Then I hemmed them and sewed the front pillow front onto the two back panels, with the right-sides inside.

*Once sewn together, I flipped it right-side out and put the pillow inserts inside.

So easy!!

You can buy GOLD heat transfer material online through Silhouette.

And I made some FREE printables too!!


new york state pillow and printables at tatertots and jello

new york state of mind free printable at tatertots and jello


And here’s the printable.

Right-click the photo or the link and choose “Save As” to download the free printables (of course they’re for personal use only as always).

I’ve included them in PDF for most printing uses (home, FedEx Office (Kinko’s)) and JPG in case you send them to a photo printing place.

There are three versions, each with slight design variations to better match the layout.


5×7 (Horizontal)



8×10 (Horizontal)



8×10 (Vertical)


And be sure to head over to the next blogger on the tour today  —  Amy @ Positively Splendid (Positivelysplendid.com) who is representing New Mexico. She has MAD skills and I can’t wait to see what she has made!! 



state pride link party

Plus, Beckie’s hosting a FUN link up party on September 23rd where YOU can link up YOU state project too!! So go get your project ready. I can’t wait to see all the amazing ideas. And be sure to head over to see ALL of the amazing state ideas in this state pride party. So fun!!

PS – leave me a comment if you would like me to email you the Silhouette SVG file of the New York pillow file.


Have a Happy Day! 


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  1. I love the pillows but need to know more about the wallpaper or stenciled wall!

  2. rebecca stevens says:

    I absolutely LOVE this new york print! love love love. I grew up in NYC. sadly, my printer is horrible and I will never be able to get this amazing print from it. Is there any any way I can paypal you something and beg you to print me one and send it for me to iron on myself? I have the perfect 20×20 pillow in mind for this. dreamy. truly! please, let me know. great idea! just great!

  3. Hi Jen,

    Your New York Pillows turned out great. My particular question is actually in regards to the back drop of where the pillows were. The gray arrow fabric. Do you happen to know the brand or name? Something I can google :) Thank you so much.

  4. Love this NY inspired creativity. My husband is from Fayetteville and went to CBA. My inlaws still live there and we are frequent visitors!!!
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  5. What a great project. Since I’m a NY girl, I love it. I didn’t know you were from NY originally. I’m in upstate NY too, but further East, closer to the Vermont border. Anyway, awesome project Jen. I’ll definitely be printing and hanging this is my new foyer space (the gold will be great with my new gold dresser)! xo Jenna

  6. This is AMAZING!!! The linky sounds so cool, so I’ll have to check it out!

  7. Way to represent!!!! Love that upstate/CNY gets some love too!

  8. I had no idea you used to live in NY. I have friends who live up in Manlius (originally from Long Island). I live only a few hours from there myself. How cool! Love those pillows! :) XOXO

  9. I want to hear more about you living in new york! All of high school? What took you there? Dads job? Love this project!

  10. LOVE this project idea. I used to live in NY as a child and worked there a few years ago – still miss it terribly. And I adore this pillow!

  11. I always wondered about the way all these prints on the fabric are made. Now I see that it is rather easy and fascinating at the same time. But the only thing bothers me, when you are washing this fabric does the print stay?

  12. Adorable as ever, Jen! I love the gold!

  13. Darling projects. My daughter is serving a mission in NY and I would love the Silhouette file. Thank you.

  14. LOVE the pillow and wall art. My husband is from New York and we love to visit every year or so! Love the gold accents!
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  15. Hi Jen, I love that song by Billy Joel and your pillows “Rock!” I live in Upstate NY and I’ve been to that High school for one of my cousins football games….very cool post!
    Happy Wednesday
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