Pillow # 4 is similar to Pillow #2. The instructions are the same but the piecing is place off center and the strips are varying widths. Instructions for Pillow #2 can be found here. (If interested you can see Pillow#1 and Pillow#3 too.)
From the already stitched sheet & fat quarter piece which is left over from Pillow#2, cut 5 strips of varying widths. Cut one 1″ wide, one 1-1/2″ wide, one 2″ wide, one 2-1/2″ wide and one 3″ wide. Each strip is 10″ long.
Cut 6 pieces of the solid or sheet 1″ x 10″. Starting with a solid 1″ strip, stitch the 1″ pieced strip right sides together and always using a 1/4″ seam. On the other side of the pieced strip, sew another solid 1″ strip. To that, stitch the 1-1/2″ pieced strip. Continue stitching solid strip to pieced strip using the next size of the pieced strip as you move along. Finish with the remaining solid strip. Press flat.
Again this is for a 16″ pillow form so my finished pillow front needs to be 16-1/2″ x 16-1/2″. That is to allow for my seam allowances when I stitch the front to the back.
I wanted the design to be off centered – not in the middle. I didn’t want the pieced section to be sewn in the seam allowance so I added a 1-1/2″ piece to the bottom and a 5-1/2″ piece to the top. This made the finished length about 16-1/2″. Just like Pillow #2, 16-1/2″ is your goal but if it is a bit smaller, it is ok, it will fit just fine. Just get close enough – no stressing.
I still needed fabric on the side to make my 16-1/2″ square so I added 5″ piece to the side. Stitch everything with a 1/4″ seam and as always press flat and square up.
That is it. The pillow top is all done.
The pretty quilting is just a simple curved stitch on my machine that I sewed on the diagonal.
I sewed an envelope back as in the previous pillows and that is it. Pillow #4 done and just as cute as the rest.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll answer.
There is a Pillow#5 too. I’ll get to posting that in a day or so. Happy Wednesday to you.
See you next time.