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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Patchwork Pillow

So...I had all these little leftover silkscreened squares (for the tissue covers).

I've already made 4 covers... that's probably enough and thought I could use them in a new project ...
A patchwork pillow sounded fun...and since the scraps were 6"x5.5" I just trimmed them to 5.5" square, which when pieced together made a 16" square pillow.  I laid out my pattern...

 then stitched each stripe
making sure to iron open each seam
I sewed all three stripes, then lined up the individual 
seams and sewed the stripes together
then, just take the 16" square and sew it to a solid backing, 
insert hidden zipper in bottom seam and stuff with a pillow form.
Too cute and very nautical!



  1. Laurie - this is very cute - I like the patchwork idea - perfect for summertime! Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today.
    Hope you are enjoying your week
    ~ Stephanie Lynn