Hello again from Fat Quarter Shop! We’re back to bring you a fun, six-month series focused around a cuddly, quilty project—PILLOWS! Each project will feature step-by-step photo instructions to make your own pillow with ease!
Our first project is titled Sugar-coated Dreams, and features the darling Sugar Pie collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics!
Materials to Make a Sugar-coated Dream Pillow
- 1 ¼ yards of fabric for border and backing
- One to two Moda Mini Charm Packs (37 – 2 ½” print charm packs), or you can use scraps from your stash for this look!
- Soft and Stable
- Frixion Pen
- Sewing machine (We use a BERNINA 770 QE)
- Edgestitch foot #10/#10C/#10D or Walking foot #50 and sole with central guide
Cut 37 – 2 ½” print squares. Moda Mini Charm Pack works great for this!
Cut 24 – 2 ½” background squares
Layout mini charm squares like so…..
Using ¼” seams and a 2.0 stitch length, sew each row. Use a quarter inch seam foot like the Patchwork foot #97D.
Press each row in opposite directions.
Sew rows together with a 1/4″ seam. Press seams over to one side.
Trim ¼” away from the outside points (Approximately 14 ¾”). I used the 16 ½” Creative Grids ruler and trimmed ¼” from two sides. Flipped and trimmed the other sides.
2 – 3″ x 14 3/4″ rectangles (border)
2 – 3″ x 19 3/4″ rectangles (border)
Cut a 22″ square of Soft and Stable.
Layer the Pillow top and the Soft and Stable.
Using a Frixion Pen, draw lines on the border, making sure to follow diagonal lines.
Use the Edgestitch foot #10/#10C/#10D and stitch length 3.4. Move needle position to the right 5 times.
Place center of foot on seam and stitch. I used an Aurifil pink color 2415 for a pop of color!
Also you can move the needle position to the left 5 times for the other side.
Optional: you can also quilt using the Walking foot #50 and the sole with guide following the same settings as above.
Using the same 16 ½” Creative Grids ruler align the white lines on the center square and trim.
Baste stitch 1/8″ away from the edge.
Iron off the Frixion Pen.
Cut 2 – 18″ x 25″ rectangles for the pillow back.
Fold both in half wrong sides together.
Lay out with a 4″ overlap with folds in the center and raw edges on the outside. Pin and baste 1/8″ away from the edge.
With wrong sides together, layer the Pillow Top and the Pillow Back matching centers. Baste 1/8″ away from the edge. Trim excess backing.
Cut 2 – 2″ x width of fabric strips (binding). Complete your binding with the help of our easy-to-follow YouTube Video!
We hope you had fun with this first pillow from the In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop Pillow Series!
Enter to win two Sugar Pie Mini Charm Packs to make your own Sugar Coated Dreams Pillow!
All you have to do is post a comment below answering the following question:
What is your favorite quilted pillow design?
A winner will be chosen at random on April 10 , 2017 and announced the following week!