I got a rainbow of fat quarters last year at Notions Nook in Rockford, IL with a vague desire to sometime make a quilt out of them. I finally gave up that idea and decided a pillow was much more attainable!
I have never made a traditional quilt block before or a pillow, so this month is a double whammy. I decided to do a log cabin quilt square for the pillows. I found a guide online that had the measurements for each piece, my pillows are 18″.
My Janome came with a 1/4″ foot and it is my favorite thing! It makes pieces strips like this so incredibly easy! I just have to hold the two pieces together and butt them up against the edge of the foot. It’s super fast and accurate, I love it.
I knew I wanted the pillow covers to be removable, our old ones had a zipper and they were taken off and washed a lot. I didn’t want to bother with using a zipper again though so I used the envelope pillow tutorial from Momtastic. It was harder than I expected to find a tutorial because so many of them used one single piece of fabric but because of the patchwork front I had two pieces.
Evie immediately tried to claim both pillows for herself saying she just wants to sleep with them every night in her bed. I promised I would make her some with fabric she picks out, so I guess I’ll be making more soon!
See what other bloggers tried for TSNEM this month:
- Stephanie at Swoodson Says tried inserting grommets
- Rebecca at Hugs Are Fun made a log cabin quilt pattern & envelope style pillow cover
- Kelly at Just Another Project made costumes for a stage production