Fresh Tulip Pillows

These easy-to-create pillows feature machine-couched springtime tulips and piped or bead trims.

What You Need

tulip pillows

Square pillow:

  • 1/2 yard heavy-duty, solid off-white (pillow top and back)
  • Scraps of assorted pink, orange, and yellow yarn
  • 3-1/2 yards green chenille yarn
  • 2 yards green beaded cording

Rectangular pillow:

  • 1/2 yard heavy-duty, solid off-white (pillow top and back)
  • Scraps of assorted pink, orange, and yellow yarn
  • 1/8 yard solid bright pink (piping)
  • 1-1/2 yards green chenille yarn
  • 1-1/2 yards 3/16"-diameter cotton cording

 

Finished Pillows

14" square;
9X14" rectangle
Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances.
Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Your Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

For square pillow:

From solid off-white, cut:
--1 -- 16" square
--1 -- 14-1/2" square for pillow back

For rectangular pillow:

From solid off-white, cut:
--1 -- 11X16" rectangle
--1 -- 9-1/2X14-1/2" rectangle for pillow back

From solid bright pink, cut:
--2 -- 2X42" strips

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