Sugar-coated Dream Pillow by Fat Quarter Shop

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

Step One

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…..

Step Two

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.

Step Three

Sew rows together with a 1/4″ seam. Press seams over to one side.

Step Four

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.

Step Five

2 – 3″ x 14 3/4″ rectangles (border)

2 – 3″ x 19 3/4″ rectangles (border)

Add borders.

Step Six

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.

Step Eight

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.

Step Nine

Using the same 16 ½” Creative Grids ruler align the white lines on the center square and trim.

Step Ten

Baste stitch 1/8″ away from the edge.

Iron off the Frixion Pen.

Step Eleven

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.

Step Twelve

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!

Good luck!

71 thoughts on “Sugar-coated Dream Pillow by Fat Quarter Shop

  1. I have really been looking forward to Kimberly’s posts…this is the cutest pillow and I am going to try this pattern for myself very soon. I would love to win this sweet fabric!

  2. Love the colors and easy quilting on this pillow-very pretty. I do love paper-piecing, my favorite and for pillows too! Thank you, Susan

  3. My favorite pillow patttern uses flying geese. It would look darling in the sugar pie fabric. It just looks lake spun candy. Thanks for all the lessons.?

  4. This is the cutest pillow. It looks so springy but I also love the quilting.
    I would love to sew a pattern like this! and with this adorable fabric!!
    I do not have a favorite quilted pillow design bc I have never made one, but I have to admit, this design is one I would choose as my favorite. I love the patchwork. I think I like patchwork pillow designs!
    Thank you so very much for the inspiration and tutorial!♥️

  5. Such a cute pillow. I love it. Great job Kimberly! I love patchwork pillow designs, they are fun and easy to make using the mini charm packs. Thanks for the tutorial! ❤️?❤️

  6. I love this pillow and the fabric you used. I had fun making a quilted pillow with half square triangles made with charm packs and the quilting I did was similar to the quilting in this project. Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. This is a beautiful spring time pillow. I have looked and purchased other pillow kits but this one is my favourite to date. I love how the design is set on point and I can picture this with many different fabrics, adjusting to my friends favourite colours and decorating styles! Thank you!

  8. I’m definitely going to give this a try!! I’m just now learning how to do pillows and this looks like a really fun pattern to try. Love Fat Quarter Shop!

  9. Love this fabric, I can’t wait to make this pillow, have never used Soft and Stable for a pillow, interesting, can’t wait to see how that works in the pillow. Love this new series, can’t have enough pillows.

  10. Favorite? I have and love strips, triangles, embroidered, triple star, 2 1/2 inch squares (not on point)… Can you tell I like pillows?

  11. Love this pillow. The fabric is so springy. Would love to have some Sugar Pie to make one just like it. My favorite pillow design is the Prairie point design. Thanks for a great tutorial. Can’t wait to make this.

  12. I made the castle pillow from FQS last year for a Chinese auction. It was a huge hit and fun to make. I was thinking of making another pillow for this year’s auction. Love Sugar Pie.

  13. The colors used in this pillow are so pretty,it reminds me of spring time flowers. My favorite quilt block for a pillow is a pieced basket with applique flowers.

  14. I love this block, but I also think this fabric would look awesome in a cathedral window block. I would love to get this machine, I currently have a Babylock Gold but this machine I believe would convert me to Bernina!
    Can’t wait to see the rest of the designs!

  15. LOOOOOOVE this Pillow! Have not made a quilted pillow before/yet :/ Would love to make this one! Thank you for the Tutorial…and for chance to win your Give-a-way!! 😀

  16. I am teaching myself to quilt with the help of tutorials such as this great one and would love the fabric to make this pillow. Thanks for the tutorial.

  17. This is a project sent from heaven for me. I buy all my fabric from the Fat Quarter shop and am the proud owner of a new Bernina 770QE. This project will give me the opportunity to try out my new machine and make a really pretty cushion cover at the same time, ( we call them cushions in the UK……pillows are what we sleep on ! ) Love the fabric…..just my colours.

  18. I love this pillow, and plan to make one soon. I’m a sucker for all patchwork pillows, so I guess you could say they are my favorites.

  19. A simple patchwork,, w/straight line quilting.
    And picture window quilted blocks…as it’s easy to fussy cut a large motif or picture and piece a frame around it or 2 1/2″ square patchwork too. Thank you…Sugar Coated Dreams is just beautiful.

  20. I don’t like the hassle of decorating with pillows but I do like the traditional pillowcase idea with quilt blocks on the edge. I’ve made a few to serve as coordinating gift bags for quilts. This fabric is beautiful!

  21. I like any star pattern used in pillows, but I’ve also made a pillow using moda candy….diagonal lines format with narrow sashing on two sides of squares. this looks like a pillow I could make….and the fabric is right up my alley! Like just about everything that comes out of “Lella Boutique.”

  22. I just love granny squares – especially the Lori Holt style great granny squares. I like to quilt the blocks with hand quilting in complementary Perle cotton for that antique look. This fabric would be great to whip up a pillow like this! Thanks for the chance to win this loveliness!!

  23. Currently making some block of month pillow – but would like to try this next in some leftover Christmas fabric – but would love to win this fabric!

  24. The only quilted pillows I’ve ever done is on preprinted panels to practice my free motion quilting. I love this pattern and have already ordered the fabric to make two of these pillows.

  25. Hi,
    I love most quilting patterns and have done this pillow before but without the

    borders. I would LOVE to win this pack!!

    Thanks for the chance to win the pack.


  26. Hi-love Kimberly’s tutorial. My most favorite pillow pattern was the Cute Cups Cushion from Lori Holt’s Quilty Fun book. I have made so many of Lori’s patterns into pillows. This is a darling line of fabric!


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