In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop: Meadow Slumber Pillow

Get ready to travel in style with this month’s In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop’s pillow project! The Meadow Slumber Pillow is perfectly sized to tote along on your car or plane ride, and it’s sew adorable that all of your fellow travelers will be begging you for your secret! Be prepared for jaws to drop when you tell them that you made it!
This beautiful pillow uses five of the fabrics from the beautiful new Meadow collection by Camelot and Aurifil 50 wt in Light Robin’s Egg color 2710! As soon as we got the Meadow collection in we couldn’t wait to create something with those beautiful and trendy florals! We’re loving those light navy prints, and we added the Meadow White Bouquet to the back for a bold pop of contrast!
Meadow Slumber Pillow Instructions
Cut 4 – 4.5” x 12.5” rectangles for the top (if fabric is directional pay attention to direction of the fabric)
Cut 3 – 1” x 12.5” rectangles for the flange – fold in half wrong sides together.
Place the flange in the center of the first two rectangles and pin it in place.
Continue to make the pillow top.
Cut 1 – 14 ½” x 18 ½” batting piece

 

Cut 1 – 14 ½” x 18 ½” muslin rectangle for Pillow Top backing
Layer the Quilt Top, Batting and Pillow Top Backing
Quilt on your BERNINA 770 QE with a 10D foot, a 3.5 stitch length and move your stitch to the right two spots.  Also use matching Aurifil thread color 2710  for contrast on the dark panels!
Trim Quilt Top
Cut two – 13” x 23” rectangles for the pillow backing
Put wrong sides together and pressCenter on the back of the pillow overlapping 4”

 

Pin in place and baste around the edge. Trim excess backingCut 2 – 2” x width of fabric strips

 

Bind
And there you have it! An easy-as-can-be stylish pillow to tote along on your next adventure! Be sure to share you project photos with us on social media! #meadowslumberpillow #bernina #institcheswithfatquartershop

 

Button Lover’s Club: Button Heart Throw Pillow!

Hi everyone, it’s Kimberly! I love thread and buttons, so when we started the Button Lovers’ Monthly Club I was inspired!  I made a quick project to help inspire all of our club members – a Button Heart Throw Pillow! This pillow was a quick and easy project and it makes a great gift!

http://www.fatquartershop.com/button-lovers-club/
 
Not a member of the club yet?
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/button-lovers-club/
 

Here are the supplies you need to make this pillow:

Buttons from two of the June Button Lovers’ Monthly Club boxes
1 yard Mochi Linen Unbleached Solid for background and backing
¼ yard Grunge Basics Rose Yardage for binding
 #24 Primitive Gatherings Chenille needle
AuriFloss Bright Pink #2425
FREE Button Lovers’ Heart Template
14” pillow form

http://www.fatquartershop.com/button-lovers-club/
 
 
Pillow Assembly Instructions:

Step One:  Download our Heart Template and trace the heart on a 18” x 21” rectangle of your background fabric using a Frixion pen.  Using two strands of Aurifloss attach the buttons to the heart.  I used two stitches on each button.

Step Two:  When you are finished adding the buttons trim the block to 12 ½” square.

Step Three:  Cut two 14” x 21” rectangles for the backing. Fold each rectangle in half for a 10.5” x 14” rectangle.  With the folds in the center, overlap the backing pieces 3”.  Place the top and back together and top stitch 1/8” from the edge.  Trim the backing. 

Step Four:  Cut two 2” binding strips and join on the diagonal.  Add the binding and you are done!

I hope you love this beautiful, button-y pillow as much as we do. Happy Sewing!