This month’s pillow features the woodland themes of Big Sky from Moda Fabrics. It’s fast to finish, so let’s get sewing!
Materials to Make a Woodland Ruffle Pillow
- Fat Quarter of main pillow fabric
- Fat Eighth of pillow border fabric
- 1 5/8 yards of ruffle and pillow back fabric
- 18″ square of batting
- 18″ square of muslin
Cut 1 – 12 ½” square from the main pillow fabric
Cut 2 – 2” x 12 ½” rectangles and 2 – 2″ x 15 ½” rectangles from the pillow border fabric
Cut 3 – 5″ x width of fabric strips from the ruffle fabric
Cut 2 – 18″ x 22″ rectangles from the pillow back fabric
Assemble the pillow top by adding the pillow border rectangles to the main pillow square. Using the BERNINA Patchwork foor #37 and a ¼” seam allowance, stitch the 2 – 2” x 12 ½” border fabric rectangles to the sides of the 12 ½” main pillow fabric square. Press toward the rectangles. Add the 2 – 2” x 15 ½” border fabric rectangles to the top and bottom and press toward the rectangles.
Layer the pillow top, batting and muslin. Using the BERNINA Walking foot#50, quilt the pillow top with straight lines. Trim pillow top to measure 15 ½” x 15 ½”.
Piece together the 5″ x width of fabric ruffle strips and fold lengthwise.
Pin the ruffle along the edge of the Pillow Top, overlapping and folding in the ends of the strip. Trim strip to fit.
Stitch in place using a ½” seam.
Fold the 18″ x 22″ rectangles 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 right sides together, layer the pillow top and the pillow back matching centers. Stitch with a 5/8″ seam. Turn right side out. You’re done!
Thank you so much for joining us for this pillow tutorial! What focus fabric would you use for the Woodland Ruffle Pillow? Let us know in the comments, and see you next month with another In Stitches pillow.