Friday, September 7, 2012

Patchwork Pillows








Finally finally these patchwork pillows are done!! It took longer time than I anticipated! I used the scraps from {J's quilt} and patched each pieces as I go. Each piece is cut in 3"x3" wide. The pillow size is 16"x16".  This is actually my first attempt making pillows.  They turn out sweet! Of course, a little voice arose on my side and asked, is that for me?  I smiled!   S asked if she can make a pillow herself.  Of course, I responded to her.

These patchwork pillows are simply to make! I would like to try binding around the pillow next time! Do you know of a good tutorial on the pillow binding? Or you have one that could share with me? These pillows are really fun to make!! I am glad I take a step forward and try something new.  These pillows are on their way to their new home! I hope the receiver will love them!

S has finally made her mind that she is thinking a blue and green quilt for her 9th birthday quilt! Well, that result me many excuses to search for prints in blue and green.  I can't tell you how excited I am that I finally can start a new quilt for her!  I take pride of each process from searching fabric, designing the quilt, making the quilt, quilting the quilt, binding the quilt and surprised her at end! Hope each quilt will reminded her each year her growth and time.

Weekend is ahead of us! We'll be have our weekending soon!

xxC

13 comments:

  1. I bind pillows the same way I bind a quilt - just sew the pillow top to the backing pieces wrong sides together and attach the binding. At least that is what works for me - i'll be curious to see the other comments.

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    1. Thank you, Beth!! I will give it a try for my next pillow case!!

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  2. I love your pillows Chase. The fabrics look beautiful together.

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    1. Thank you, Lynne! These are Amy Butler's fabric! I love the Modern mixed from her lines!!

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  3. OH, Chase! Your patchwork pillows are so beautiful. I recognize some favourite fabrics in them and you now how much I love patchwork and pillows.

    Wishing you a gorgeous weekend, sweet friend.

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    1. Thank you, Katherine! I think I need to make a few more pillows! I love the ones you make!! They are so pretty!! Weekend here is cold! We are in the low 50's today!! All the windows are shut and S asked me to turn the heat up already!!

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  4. Hello Chase! Your work is beautiful. I visit your blog often, but this is my first time commenting. I've had so much inspiration from you that I hope my explanation of how I make pillow covers with binding is helpful. I make both pillow front and back like mini quilts: first piece the front and sandwich it with batting to a muslin back and quilt it, then usually with plain fabric for the back and with an invisible zipper inserted at the halfway point, I make my quilt sandwich and quilt that. I put the two together (like Beth above) "wrong" (muslin) sides together. Since I have a serger, I serge the two togther first (nice, but not necessary) and then attach the binding as I would on a quilt. Hope this helps. --Becky C.

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    1. Thank you so much, Becky! I haven't never try invisible zipper inserting! I didn't think about muslin in the back. I quilted with the patchwork piece and the batting. I was concern the look, but they turned out fine! Next time, I will get the muslin in the back. I think it will give a neat and clean look to it! I'll give it a try on my next pillow! JoAnn's is having 50% off on many of their items. I have spotted these 16" pillows on sale! It is exciting to learn something new! xChase

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    2. Chase, if you need a good reference for inserting invisible zippers, I learned from these 2 bloggers who were so kind to have tutorials: sewkatiedid.wordpress.com and www.stitchedincolor.com both have great tutorials and Rachel (stitchedincolor) notes that she learned from Katie. They both show putting the zipper in an edge of a regular pillow, but I didn't have any trouble adapting it to the back (where you put the ties on your pillows) of my pillows with the binding. Also, I started using the muslin backing for a couple of reasons: to make the pillow covers more durable for use and washing in case we change the covers around, and because I was a little nervous about directly quilting to the batting! --Becky C.

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  5. Wow, Chase, the pillows look lovely! I've never seen that type of tie on the back, and it looks very stylish, plus easy to do. I'm glad you asked the question about binding because I've never thought of it before. You've inspired me to sew a pillow cover. I have a pillow sitting here waiting...

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    1. Hah! The backing tie is a quick though when I made it! I though it might be cute to have them in the back! Here are two nice suggestions about the binding. I have just posted on today's post. You can check it out there! It is well explained! JoAnn is having 50% off on the pillows! I will get a few pillows and make more pillow cases... I am sure you'll come up with something amazing!! x

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  6. The pillows look lovely and your work is always inspiring

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  7. Hi ,love your pillows patchwork and love the colours so much,enjoyable....

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