One of my favorite projects to make with scraps are quilted pillows. I love them because they are quick to sew up and they make for a nice handmade gift too. And I feel so accomplished with a project that gets done quickly! Today I am sharing the full tutorial for the Shine Bright Quilted Pillow tutorial below.
Here’s how you can make one too. This will make an 18″ square pillow cover.
Cut the following:
- Out of your fabric scraps cut out 3.5″ squares from various coordinating prints. I used 9 different fabrics.
- Cut 2 strips of border fabric 12.5″ by 3.5″ and two strips 18.5″ by 3.5.”
- Cut two squares 14″ by 18.5″ for the pillow backs.
- Cut one square of 18.5″ by 18.5″ batting
Step 1. Lay out your 16 squares in a pattern that is 4 rows of 4 squares.
Step 2. Stitch each of the 4 squares together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams.
Step 3. Now join each of the four rows together using a 1/4″ seam allowance to form a patchwork square. Press seams.
Step 4. Add your 12.5″ by 3.5″ strips to the top and bottom using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams.
Step 5. Add your side borders (18.5″ by 3.5″ strips). Stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams and full pillow front.
Step 6. Spray baste your completed pillow front to your 18.5″ by 18.5″ batting piece.
Step 7. Quilt as desired. I used straight lines through the corners of the squares.
Step 8. Finish your pillow cover according to this tutorial.