Fat Quarter Pillow Tutorial


Today I have a great tutorial for this Fat Quarter Pillow.

I’m so excited to be swapping with Shelley from House of Smiths! I LOVE all her stuff!

I knew I wanted to do some kind of embelishment on my fat quarter pillow, so that’s where I started.
Here’s what you need:
6 strips of white fabric (thickness depends on how large/full you want your flower)
A fat quarter of your choice
Sewing Machine
First I took 2 pieces of the white strips, and sewed them together… Leaving one side open.
Like so. (the other end isn’t sewed shut)
Then I flipped the whole piece inside out.
So it ended up looking like this!
Then I ran the entire strip through my sewing machine.  Pushing and pleating up the material as I fed the strip through.
It will turn out like this!
(oh the possibilities, at this point!  You could just leave your ruffle like this, and do some cute ruffle embelishements on the pillow if you want!)
Then I took the strip and started rolling it around itself…
I pinched the bottom, so that I could hold the flower together, and also to make it less full at the bottom and more full at the top.
Till it looked like this!
SEW easy! :)
With my largest flower, I didn’t even bother sewing the ends of one side.  I just folded a large piece of white fabric over, and sewed through the middle… since nobody sees the bottom anyway.
After you have your flower wrapped just how you want it… take a needle and thread and run it through the layers a couple times, to cinch it together, to keep it from falling apart.
I did three flowers, in three different sizes for my pillow.
After you’re done they will look like this!
Next I took my fat quarter, just folded it in half, and then sewed all three sides.
Leaving one end open.
Then, I placed my flowers where I wanted them on the pillow… and again, took a needle and thread, and attached the flowers to the pillow, with a couple of stitches.
Lastly, I took the poly-fil and stuffed the pillow form, till it was nice and full!
Stitch up the open end… and…
TA-DA!  You’re done!
A super cute pillow for only a few bucks! :)
I put mine in my entryway, on a little black bench we have.
I think this size is great for a bed, or a small sitting chair as well!
I didn’t just stop there with my fat quarters though…
I also turned an ugly thrift store frame into some fun table decor!
Click HERE and check it out!
Thanks so much for letting me drop in, Jamielyn!  I’m totally thrilled to be part of your cute blog! :)
Happy Friday 
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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8 comments on “Fat Quarter Pillow Tutorial”

  1. Jax @ AlyandAsh Reply

    These flowers are to die for! I'm so excited to make some once i get my sewing machine next month! Thanks so much for sharing!! Headed over to House of Smiths now to see what other great projects you have up your sleeve!

  2. That is super cute! I must start sewing!!


  3. That is really cute!!

  4. Dorese @ Dorese's Pieces Reply

    I love a little swappy-swap! What an adorable fast-and-cheap pick me up for your house! Thanks so much for sharing – I think I'm moving some of those flowers to the top of my to-do list!

  5. Makalani Adolpho, PLC Reply

    Cute pillow. You make it look so easy.

    Makaz Home

  6. Yep. That's to die for. I always think to make the flowers with patterns. The white is so stinkin' classy I almost don't feel worthy. Whew. I'm gonna dream about them tonight! Love both these awesome blogs!

  7. Ann @ makethebestofthings Reply

    Wonderfully done and beautiful! Love the flowers with the fabric and it all looks great. Lovely.

  8. Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity Reply

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I have given you The Versatile Blogger Award because I think that you have a great blog.


    Have a great day!
    My Delicious Ambiguity

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