Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bjørke Pillow

Hello lovelies!!!

Here it is, a fun and quick tutorial, follow these steps and have fun creating the Bjørke Pillow.

Fabric Quantities 
Fat Eight of Heartland Fabrics (all 20 prints)
1/2 yard of PE-436

Cutting Instructions 
Cut 24 (twenty four)1 1/2 by 1 1/2 squares of all 20 prints of Heartland Fabrics. The repetition of fabrics is explained in the image below.

Cut 1 (one) 5.5'' by 10'' of  PE-436
Cut 2 (two) 21.5'' by 10'' of  PE-436

Step 1- Attaching squares and frontal panel

Start attaching the 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 squares as explained below.

Once this is complete set aside. Now, take the 5.5'' by 10'' and attach it together with the previous completed piece.

Step 2- Quilting, optional

In my case, I free motion quilted the pillow imitating my Pine Tree print, for more information about free motion click here where I explained everything about it.

Step 3-  Backing

Get the two 21.5'' by 10'' of  PE-436and fold the side edges under by 5'' inch and iron press, so  they will not unravel over time.  After this, if desire, straight stitch the folded edge.

Lay the front piece of the pillow with the right side (pines and squares) facing up and place the back panels on top with right side (backing) facing down. Pin all the pieces together and sew around with an 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Fold it over and you will have your Bjørke Pillow  with a secret overlapping opening on the back where you insert your pillow body!


Pat B.

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