Tag: pillows

Fresh Air Pillow Tutorial

Debbie Grifka from Esch House Quilts is the author of Lines by Design Quilts. Debbie’s book includes 17 projects designed to feature lines, and it features both piecing and appliqué techniques (fusible and bias). Learn how to make Debbie’s exclusive Fresh Air Pillow with her free tutorial, plus comment for a chance to win a copy of the book!

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Woven Chevron Pillow Tutorial

Tara J. Curtis creates stunning fabric art pieces with special weaving techniques. She’s the inventor of the Tjaye Fabric Weaving Needle, the only needle made by a weaver designed specifically for use with fabric strips and bias strips. Learn how to make her Woven Chevron Pillow!…

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Flamenco Quilt Pattern

Geta Grama from the Romanian Quilt Studio shop and blog recently showed us How to Make a Drawstring Bag. This tutorial shows off some of Geta’s intricate quilting skills. Learn to make her 15″ x 15″ mini-quilt (or turn it into a fabulous pillow!)…

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10 Pillow Tutorials + Sewing Merit Badge: Pillow

The weekly sewing challenge in our Teach a Friend to Sew series is to make a pillow! If you’re teaching someone, we encourage you to use one of our favorite tutorials to help your friend learn some essential tasks (straight lines, sharp corners, turning something right-side out, etc.) Once you’re done, take a photo and enter it in our drawing for a Pfaff sewing machine and fabric shop gift certificates! (Sewing teachers can enter too.)

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Back to School Pillow Tutorial

Natalie Barnes, owner and pattern designer of beyond the reef and author of A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin, showed us how to make Easy Quilted Coasters + Table Toppers earlier this summer. Now she’s back with a Back to School Pillow; this pillow is a lovely gift for just about anyone, but Natalie had older kids in mind. Send kids to college (or their other independent adventures in the world) with a reminder of home and love!…

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Dreaming Away Pet Bed Tutorial

Ali and Courtney’s Dreaming Away pattern from Wives of Whitewood is a fun and useful pet bed that rolls up for easy transport and storage. It’s easy to tuck this in the car for pets on the go, and it’s a free PDF for you to download…

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How to Sew Professional-Looking Pillows

Teresa Coates of crinkledreams.com and Fabric Depot recently gave us the hard-hitting results of her Sewing Needle Comparison. She’s back with top tips for sewing professional-looking pillows! Use these easy tips to take your pillows from “blah” to beautiful…

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Horseshoe Pillow Free Pattern + Tutorial

Shelly Morgan and her best friend Jennie work together at Coral & Co., sharing some of their favorite tutorials and great southern style. Shelly grew up with horses, her dad is a jockey and she was born in Lexington, Kentucky! She made this Horseshoe Pillow Pattern and Tutorial so you can make one for your favorite horse fan…

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Winter Grove Pillow

Casey York stops by with a new Winter Grove Pillow project, a modification of one of the pretty designs in her new book, Modern Appliqué Illusions. Plus, enter to win a copy of the book!…

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Slow Sewing: Wool Appliqué Tutorial

Designer Alison Glass joins our Slow Sewing series with a Wool Appliqué tutorial featuring her latest fabric collection, Handcrafted. Alison Glass Appliqué covers even more techniques you can use with Alison’s new Wool Fabric and Perle and Floss collections. Plus, learn how you can win a kit to sew the project with a copy of the book…

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Diamonds Pillow

Malka Dubrawsky from a stitch in dye recently shared her Color Block Messenger Bag. We’re in luck because she’s back with this pretty Diamonds Pillow, a versatile design featuring solid fabrics…

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Mod 18″ Quilted Pillow

Sherri from Thread Riding Hood is back with an easy, Mod 18″ Quilted Pillow, perfect for showing off your favorite fabrics and sprucing up your home for fall. It’s a quick project, perfect if you’re just starting out as a quilter.

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Sewing with Selvages: Make Your Own Selvage Fabric

Shea Henderson of Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio and Empty Bobbin Sewing shows you how to make your own selvage fabric today. You can save every little bit of your favorite fabrics and turn those bits into something new and fabulous! Shea even has a bonus PDF tutorial for you to download, showing you how to turn the selvage fabric into a fun pillow…

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All Seasons Pillow Pattern

Kevin Kosbab of Feed Dog Designs is celebrating the release of his new The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop from Interweave/F+W Media, and we’re excited to share the All Seasons Pillow project from the book with you today as a free PDF download…

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Trapunto Snowflake Pillows

Maya Donenfeld of maya*made, author of Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials, has always impressed us with her designs. We’re so happy to have her here today with a special project for the season ahead. Find your own way to “minimalistic bliss” and learn a new sewing technique as you go with Maya’s Snowflake Pillows…

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Liberty Pillow Challenge

We love a good challenge. What could be better than getting gorgeous Liberty Stile collection fabrics in the mail with the challenge to make a beautiful pillow?! Eight members of our Contributor Community used these Liberty Art Fabrics to make something new and special…

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Liberty Pillow Challenge

We love Liberty Art Fabrics and we can’t get enough of the Liberty Lifestyle collection, a range of print fabrics for quilting and more. The newest, gorgeous Liberty Stile collection was inspired by Art Nouveau artists and features eight designs in four color palettes. We challenged eight members in our Contributor Community to show what they could do with Liberty Stile…

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Pet Bed Tutorial

Bia from Ms.Elaineous created this Kitty Cuddle Bed to feature the Cuddle fabric at Shannon Fabrics. Help your cat ease into fall and winter with a cozy new bed! The bed is also perfect for small dogs and is easy to adapt for larger dogs too…

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Easy Pillowcase Tutorial

Today Michelle shows you how to make a simple pillowcase. This project is perfect for kids, for beginning sewists and for anyone who wants an easy way to show off special fabric in their home. These make great gifts too!…

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