Paula from Finally Together Quilt shop, here in Lebanon, came to our guild meeting in June and showed us some fun new curvy rulers and how to make this simple pillow cover with fat quarters.
She used five fat quarters, I used six. And here is how it is done.
|Here's my six fat quarters|
|Your going to press four fat quarters in half, two the width|
of the fabric and two the length of the fabric.
|All pressed and ready to layer.|
|Place your first piece down, a length FQ, fold edge to the center|
|Place your next piece, width one, on top matching outer edges|
and fold to the center.
|Lay the next length piece|
|For the last piece, fold the first layer away|
|Lay the last folded FQ down|
|and unfold that bottom piece over the last layer|
|Lay the backing, right side down, on top of your layers and pin|
|Sew all layers all the way around. I used a 3/8" seam|
|Trim the corners|
|Turn right side out|
|My handy turning tool for the corners|
|Very cheap pillow from Walmart-it's very fluffy and easily|
goes into the pillow cover!!!
|Looking good, but not done. You can see a little bit of the white pillow in the|
center. Paula sewed on a button, front and back, on one of her pillows which
was really cute!!! I chose to use another fat quarter
|I used a black print|
|and stuffed it in. I grabbed the corner and pulled it into each|
corner of the pillow and then smoothed it out. Sorry
for the blurry pic!!!
|Here's the back!!|
I love it!! Easy to do and such a nice pillow to take a nap with yet pretty enough to be on the couch in the living room!!!