Pillow Sewing Challenge Round Up
As the calendar turns to April, it’s time to start thinking spring/summer decorating. Pillows are a go-to project for any skill level, they’re quickly sewn in most any size, and they can be made in multiple styles!
- Wrapped Pillow Corners
- Boxed Pillow Corners
- Envelope Pillow Backs
- Embroidered Pillow Wraps
- Recycled Button-up Shirt Pillow
- Throw Pillows Made from Quilt Blocks
- Pillows from Quilted Fabrics
- NEW! Afternoon Picnic Floating Star Pillow Tutorial
Wrapped Pillow Corners
Boxed Pillow Corners
You can, of course, make any pillow design you wish. We thought this easy pattern might spark your creative juices. The Lattice Pillow features four machine appliquéd strips of fabric interlaced on a solid square. The pillow back is created in an envelope style and uses a hook-and-loop closure.
Embroidered Pillow Wraps
Recycled Button-up Shirt Pillow
Lumberjack Pillow—from a flannel shirt: We call this recycled-garment project our Lumberjack Pillow, although you could make this from a loved ones’ shirt and sew a memory pillow as well. The technique used to fit the shirt around the pillow form allows for many shirts and pillow sizes to be created easily.
Throw Pillows Made From Quilt Blocks
Along our quilting journey, we try new techniques and test interesting ideas. Sometimes these valuable lessons and attempts yield “orphan blocks” or leftover quilt blocks that don’t belong to a larger quilt. Take one or more of these treasured quilt blocks and sew them into throw pillows. It’s an easy idea that doesn’t require any additional quilting! See how easy it is to convert your quilt blocks to pillows using this tutorial.
Pillows from Quilted Fabrics
Making pillows from double-sided prequilted fabrics is easier than you think! Nancy was smitten with the quilted eyeglass frames and polka dot duo from Riley Blake, knowing that a trio of pillows were destined for this playful fabric. Learn how to work with this fabric type in the Pillow Trio Tutorial.
Make a pillow from an 18-inch quilt block and showcase your sewing talents. No time right now to stitch a bed quilt? No worries! This one-block pillow project is for you! We’ve selected eight fat quarters from Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack from Riley Blake Designs. See how quick this quilt block comes together with TEAM NZP’s FREE! Afternoon Picnic Floating Star Pillow Tutorial!
Pillow Size Reference Chart:
For a chance to win a copy of The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, available at Nancy’s Notions, please leave a comment below and let us know which room you plan to make new pillows for.
The randomly selected winner of Nancy Zieman’s New! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack from the February 26 blog post is Leslie Marling.
Her comment is: I am seriously considering joining in this challenge. I am in between projects and this should be a quick one to do before I start another quilt. Thanks for offering such great prizes!
Be sure to join in and follow the 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge at the NZP Blog. Deadline to enter is, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
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