DIY Throw Pillows for Beginners with Edyta Sitar - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

DIY Throw Pillows for Beginners with Edyta Sitar

We are talking all about throw pillows in today’s tutorial! Fabric and Quilt Designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts came to the Fat Quarter Shop studio for a visit and taught us easy throw pillow designs. These pillows can give an instant makeover to your couch, bedroom or guest room any time of year. If you want a break from larger projects and are looking for a weekend project that can be enjoyed right away, look no further.


Edyta’s designs are all from her latest book by It’s Sew Emma, Pillow Talk! The designs in her book range from beginner to advanced and can be made using any fabric combinations you like, or with the Pillow Kits that have all you need for your DIY pillow cover.

Edyta is pulling up now to tell you what you’ll need to make these fabulous throw pillows!


Learn what supplies you’ll need to get started. If you are reading this post via email, please click here to watch the video.

Pillows for beginners

After you have gathered your supplies and have your patterns, you are ready to get sewing along with Edyta! Below, Edyta demonstrates how to sew the easy throw pillow designs from her book and provides helpful tips and tricks for beginners!

Edyta Sitar's Spectrum throw pillow sits on a couch and comes in a variety of colors
The Spectrum Pillow Kit is perfect for a beginner.

This DIY throw pillow was sewed up to look like the American flag in red, white and blue.
The Liberty Pillow Kit takes strip piecing up a notch!

The Chevron throw pillow has strips of fabric at an angle.
The Chevron Pillow Kit is strip piecing with an expert look.

The One Step at a Time Pillow Kit is too cute!

The Plus One Pillow Kit offers more of a challenge.

The Sunset Pillow Kit is fun and perfect for beginners.

One of the easiest pillow patterns is the strip pillow! Edyta has several designs that use this technique. She goes into more detail in the video tutorial.


Now that you’ve gathered your supplies, your patterns and you’ve sewed along with Edyta, you’re ready to go! Get started on your beginner-friendly throw pillows and share your progress with us. We’d love to see how you incorporate DIY pillows into your home’s interior design.

Share with #pillowtalkbook

We hope you decide to make your own Pillow Talk pillows, and if you do, be sure to share your work using #pillowtalkbook and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work!

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Happy Quilting!

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