Quilt Block Envelope Pillow
You know how you hang onto things thinking, “I’ll do something with that someday”, and that someday just never comes around, so things just sit there and sit there. Well, I have a stack of fabric that I’ve been meaning to repurpose. Some of the fabric I’ve had for 10 years if not longer. Yeah it’s just been sitting there. At this point I just need to use it or donate it, so I was glad to see this month’s Junk Revision challenge was to use fabric. That would mean I HAD to use some of the fabric I’ve been collecting in a repurposing project. 😉
Some of the older fabric I’ve collected were from my mom’s fabric leftovers, which I actually cut a lot of it into quilt block squares, like these fall blocks. I decided for the Junk Revision Challenge I would make a throw pillow. I laid out enough blocks to make a regular sized throw pillow.
First I sewed the front of the pillow case using these 16 blocks.
Then I sewed together 12 more blocks for one of the back pieces, and hemmed one side.
Then 8 more blocks were sewn together for the other back piece, and hemmed one side.
Then I sewed together the 16 block panel to the 2 back panels unhemmed edges, so that it looked like the picture below. Then I sewed up the sides making an envelope pillow. It was pretty easy; it only took about an hour. I didn’t iron during any of this process so that probably cut my time down. 😉
I had this pillow on hand that I bought at a garage sale a few summers ago. I like to buy old throw pillows at garage sales for really cheap usually 25-50 cents. I throw them in the washer and dryer and when the time is right (*cough* two years later) I recover them. I simply cut the lace trim off this pillow and stuffed it into my new pillow cover. I also ironed the cover before putting it on the pillow.
This pillow cover was supposed to be a lot bigger, but I forgot to take into account seam allowance. I’ve told you all before I’m no expert when it comes to sewing, and this pillow cover proves it. However, this little pillow is still cute and it’s sitting in our new rocking chair looking all pretty for the season.
Here’s a picture of the back. The pillow is almost too big for the cover, but it works.
I hope you all are having a wonderful fall!!
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