Pillow Pop: 25 Quick-Sew Projects to Brighten Your Space
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This installment of the Design Collective series is stuffed full of pillows! Make a distinctive statement with eye-catching modern designs—choose from 25 different 18” to 20” square pillow projects to decorate your home. Pull out your favorite fabrics and have fun stitching up something new to adorn your bed or favorite chair. Popular blogger and modern sewist Heather Bostic brings you a sensational selection of pillow projects. Try different techniques like paper-piecing, quilting, embroidery, and appliqué. 20+ designers with fresh, modern style offer something for everyone at any skill level.
“statement pieces” as home decor pillows. There is simply nothing that snatches people’s attention more when entering a space than a fabulous throw pillow! Whether you use this book as an inspiration tool, as a skill builder, or even as a beginning reference for quilting techniques, you’ll find a wealth of ideas to keep you moving. You’ll be empowered to walk away from mass-produced retail products and to let your own beautiful, artistic voice be heard! A pillow could be a purely functional
visual interest. 3. Trim the quilted piece to 131/2˝ × 181/2˝. Rinse the sweater, spread it on a towel, and blot the excess water. Once it’s dry, felted wool can be cut with a rotary cutter or scissors, so use it as you would any other fabric. 4. With right sides together, pin the quilted piece to the felted wool along the long side. Sew, and press the seam toward the quilted side. 5. Quilt 2 lines of topstitching, the first 1/4˝ from the seam and the second 1/4˝ from the first line, to secure
fabric by folding it in half, pressing, and unfolding. Lay a ruler along the crease line and mark 10˝ from the edge with a pencil or fabric pen. 4. Remove the paper backing from a 1˝ appliqué circle to expose the webbing; place the appliqué over the center mark. Fuse, following manufacturer’s instructions and using a pressing cloth to protect your iron. 5. Nest and fuse 4 more 1˝ circles around the first circle. To create a nesting edge, overlap the circles, trace the outline of the bottom circle
at the beach! ARTIST: Materials and Supplies scraps in assorted values totaling 1/4 yard AQUA: scraps in assorted tones for cross TANGERINE: LINEN: 1/4 yard for border 1/2 yard home decorating fabric BACKING: BAT TING: 20˝ × 20˝ alamodefabric.blogspot.com Cutting WEBSITE: Cut 44 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝. For Heather’s profile, see page 5. AQUA: Cut 5 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝. TANGERINE: LINEN: Cut 2 strips 3˝ × 14˝. Cut 2 strips 3˝ × 19˝. Cut 2 rectangles 14˝ × 19˝. BACKING: 20˝ × 20˝
the background fabric, as shown in the photo. Use the pressed lines as guides to space pieces evenly. The outer pieces should be at least 1˝ from the edge. 3. Once you are happy with the placement, press to adhere the pieces to the background fabric. 3. Fill in the area outside the motif by machine, using a design of your choice. I quilted pebbles for my pillow. 4. Using the 12˝ × 18˝ rectangles of background and lining fabric, prepare the pillow backing according to the directions for Envelope