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June 22, 2020
How to Make an Envelope Pillow Back from A Quilting Life

How to Make an Envelope Pillow Back featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, and happy Monday, friends. I hope you had a nice weekend. We were home and busy, but also had some time for relaxing. Today I’m sharing How to Make an Envelope Pillow Back. This is a fast and simple way to finish a pillow. Late last week I made a pillow that called for […]

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May 14, 2020
The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop - Pleated Effect Pillows and Giveaway from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today is the 2nd week of the
Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are being showcased.

What better way to show the gorgeous new Island Batik fabric collections
than with a little home decor?

I'm thrilled to share my project today,
"Pleated Effect Pillows"


featuring the new Island Batik Winter 2019 Collection
by Kathy Engle.


I was so excited to receive the fabrics in my first
2020 Island Batik Ambassador Box
and
imagine my surprise when I opened the surprise package to find these
holiday-inspired fabrics.


Each pillow was stitched with Aurifil ...

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Pleated Effect Strip Pillows Tutorial from Creatin' in the Sticks

I love making pillow covers to make simple changes to home decor.
I'm happy to share a quick method to make
pleated fabric pillows.



These covers can be made with one fabric or many different fabrics.

Use this technique to make your own shaped pillows too.

Let's get started!

Pleated Effect Strip Pillow tutorial
(Tree pillow instructions in italic)

Supplies

Fabric - Island Batik Season's Splendor

1 - 16 1/2" square for the pillow front
(for the tree, cut one of tree shape from fabric)

22 - 3" x width of fabric strips for the pleats 
(this is for ...

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March 31, 2020
How to Add a Zipper to a Pillow Back from A Quilting Life

How to Add a Zipper to a Pillow Back featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello friends. I hope you are doing well these days. I can’t tell you enough how much sewing and keeping up with my blog have kept a sense of normalcy in my days. I’m nearly finished with another of my new quilts and can’t wait to be able to share it with you. But today […]

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March 9, 2020
Porch Ponderings from Gray Barn Designs

Hello!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio today.  I know spring is just around the corner because Punxsutawney Phil said so!

Since spring will soon be here (because I have no reason to doubt Phil), I’ve been thinking about pillows for my front porch swing.  Stop the press!  Check out this cool panel I found!zebra LargeBut wait, there’s more!  This porch pondering panel purchase includes two, yes two, different designs.  Here’s the other one.Elephant largeThe panels are fairly large and will make pillows that are 18 inches or more, depending on how big I make the ...

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February 27, 2020
Pillow Talk “Pillow Fight” from A Quilting Life

Pillow Talk "Pillow Fight" featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life: image of scrappy pillow in blues

Hello and happy Thursday! Have you heard about the Fat Quarter Shop Pillow Talk “Pillow Fight”? Basically this week is round 8 in a series of “Pillow Fights” in an effort to choose a favorite from a variety of designers and makers. Each week two different pillows are up for a vote, and this week […]

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February 13, 2020
Elephant Parade Pillow for Thermoweb from Creatin' in the Sticks

It's a week of circus fun over on the Thermoweb blog 
and 
I'm so happy to share a fun project over there. 

When I think of a circus the first thing I think of is elephants. 
 I couldn't wait to make my Elephant Parade pillow and I hope you enjoy it too.


All the details and the free pattern and tutorial can be found over at Thermoweb.


Thermoweb has the best fabric adhesive products
and this pillow uses both
and
 HEATNBond® Lite iron-on adhesive



I hope you will check my post out over at ...

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January 17, 2020
Valentines Pillow Tutorial from A Quilting Life

Valentines Pillow Tutorial

Note: This post was originally published in January 2018 and updated in January 2020. Hello! Today I’m sharing a Valentines Pillow Tutorial. Here is the little story behind it. A couple of year’s ago I made a super cute Valentine’s pillow and wanted to make a companion pillow for it; however, things got really busy […]

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January 15, 2020
WIP's and another UFO from Grandma's Red Needle

It's early Wednesday morning, I'm enjoying my first cuppa of the day and listening to the birds' chirping (before the traffic sets in). 
It's time to update what I've been up to since I counted UFO's! :) You can see that post here I forgot to add one UFO though, the updated list is posted below. 


My creative mess this past Sunday! 
I've been working on so many things I've almost lost count


Close to my heart are mug rugs. They are easy and fast to make. I've had Loralie's 'On the ...

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December 28, 2019
The Handmade Gifts of Christmas from The Cozy Quilter

Several friends and family members received homemade gifts this year.  This is my favourite part of Christmas--figuring out what to make and then getting to work in the sewing room to get it all done.  I would rather sew than spend time at the mall shopping for gifts. 

I made this pillow for my brother. As long time readers know, our Dad passed away last year and I decided to make this pillow using his shirts.  The background fabric is Essex Linen in dark grey-my Dad often wore gray flannel pants so this seemed like the perfect background fabric.  My ...

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December 18, 2019
Celestial Snowflake Pillow Tutorial from The Crafty Quilter

Today I’m joining Benartex for their 12 Days of Christmas – Quick Gift Project Hop with a new Celestial Snowflake Pillow Tutorial. This is a great project that will last until the snow melts! The pillow measures 18″ square and it’s reversible!

This Celestial Snowflake Pillow is a perfect, last minute gift - Full tutorial at The Crafty Quilter.
Benartex Quick Gift Project Hop features 12 days of awesome ideas for quick gifts to make.

The star of this pillow is the fabric. I’m using four prints from the Celestial Lights collection by Amanda Murphy for Benartex. This fabric has a beautiful pearlescent sheen to it that sparkles like fresh snow.

Fabric from the Celestial Lights Collection by Amanda Murphy for Benartex.

What makes this pillow a quick last minute gift? The piecing and quilting is very simple and easy. I let ...

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December 10, 2019
From knits to COTTON: Pine Lullaby Rediscovered from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Capsules_banner_pine_lullaby_rediscovered_600pxAnother week, another release! It's been a crazy month here at AGF but we are excited to always keep showing what we've been working on the past couple of months. You might've heard of our collection Pine Lullaby before, and it's because we've created this collection in the past that was released in KNIT only! We really wanted it to create the perfect apparel option for kids, and it will be a great option to make the softest pillows and blankets too. Well a couple of months passed by and boy, did we get an ...

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December 6, 2019
Sneeze Challenge from The Cozy Quilter

The Oxford Quilt Guild issued a challenge at the September meeting...we were each to chose a Kleenex box and made a quilted item using either the colour scheme or the pictures on the box as our inspiration.  They called it the "Sneeze Challenge".  Today, all of the projects were revealed and we had to match the boxes with their respective projects.  There were 30 challenge projects completed and it was fun to figure out the inspiration for each quilt. 


The flattened Kleenex boxes were on display above the quilts, but not necessarily near the quilt that they matched.  


My ...

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November 29, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Finish, and a (Sort of) Clean Studio! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Friday has arrived in a rush this week, but it's here now and you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!    So let's get started...

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Surprisingly enough, even though it seems like it was a VERY short week, I managed to have a couple of finishes!  The first was this pretty baby quilt, actually a memory quilt...


The purple plaid was part of a well-loved childhood comforter and became part of this sweet little baby quilt.


If this looks familiar, it should - it's the same pattern as ...

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November 27, 2019
I May Have a Scrap Problem... Using Up The Scraps! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Drum roll please...... 

I actually did some scrappy sewing this week!! 

You may remember this quilt that I made earlier this year...


This was a memory quilt for a customer, made from a well-loved comforter for her daughter.  Well, she decided she wanted one for her other daughter...


...so this quilt, also made using fabric from a well-loved comforter, went on the frame today.  I'll share more pictures of it Friday!

But making a quilt like this - a snowball design - results in bonus half-square triangles when you make the snowball corners.   And I just can't let ...

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October 29, 2019
Quilted BoHo Pillow Tutorial from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Ahhhh!!! I love the way this quilted boho pillow turned out. Whether it’s World Market, Target, Anthropology, or Hobby Lobby, boho pillows are everywhere. I have been dreaming about creating a quilted boho pillow of my own, and after I saw the possibilities within Chenille-It, the sky was the limit (click here for an introduction to Chenille-It). I really had a hard time deciding on the design I wanted to make, so seeing this pillow finished makes me so happy. Isn’t it modern, hip, and fun? I cooked up this tutorial on it so you too can make ...

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October 24, 2019
Make An Owl Fall Pillow With This Quick And Easy Tutorial! from Patchwork Posse

Sew a fall pillow with an owl on a branch applique. Great for any room of the house. Quilt as you go method used in the background.

Today I have the opportunity to be over on the Thermoweb blog sharing a quilt as you go fall pillow.

It’s showcasing the owls from a previous wall hanging project.

fall owl pillow tutorial | patchworkposse #fall #owl #applique #quilting

Materials Needed:

Therm O Web HeatnBond® Fusible lite Adhesive

Owl templates – Owl template – Download    Get the password for the library including this free pattern!

Fabric strips in different widths at least 20″ long

Muslin fabric the size you are finishing your pillow ...

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Make An Owl Fall Pillow With This Quick And Easy Tutorial! from Patchwork Posse

Sew a fall pillow with an owl on a branch applique. Great for any room of the house. Quilt as you go method used in the background.

Today I have the opportunity to be over on the Thermoweb blog sharing a quilt as you go fall pillow.

It’s showcasing the owls from a previous wall hanging project.

fall owl pillow tutorial | patchworkposse #fall #owl #applique #quilting

Materials Needed:

Therm O Web HeatnBond® Fusible lite Adhesive

Owl templates – Owl template – Download    Get the password for the library including this free pattern!

Fabric strips in different widths at least 20″ long

Muslin fabric the size you are finishing your pillow ...

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December 8, 2014
November Accomplishments from Sew Patched Up

And just like that, November is gone. Well, it actually left last week but that’s ok. So, how was November you ask? (even if you didn’t ask, I’m telling…lol) It was great! I didn’t get as much done as I … Continue reading

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