I made this pillow as a present for a beautiful baby boy born last month. I put his initial on the front and used a very close zig-zag stitch to finish off the edges. My mum gave me a great tip for this....instead of using an iron on adheasive, you can use 'Bostik BluStik' which can be found at most newsagents. On the packaging it says that it adhears to fabric and washes off, so it is perfect for applique work. Word of warning though...apparently don't use it too much because it can get onto your needle and then into your machinery. I put little ribbon tags down one edge, because it looked pretty plus the new little man might just enjoy fiddling with them!
And unlike the cowboy pillow, this zip has been put in properly, thanks to a little lesson from my mum, thanks mum!