Simple Striped-Center Pillows

Fabric scraps take center stage on this pair of geometric pillows.
What You Need

  • 1/4 yard muslin (piecing foundations)
  • 1/4 yard solid light green (blocks, border)
  • 1/4 yard solid light turquoise (blocks, corner triangles)
  • 7/8 yard green floral (blocks, borders, pillow backs)
  • 1/8 yard each solid dark green, solid dark turquoise, and solid yellow (blocks)
  • Polyester fiberfill

Finished Pillows

  • 12 inches square and 12 x 22 inches
  • Quantities are for 44/45-inch-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
  • Measurements include 1/4-inch seam allowances.
  • Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Your Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.
From muslin, cut:
  1  6-inch square piecing foundation
  1  5-x-16-inch piecing foundation
From solid light green, cut:
  2  2-1/2-x-18-1/2-inch border strips
  2  2-1/2-x-4-1/2-inch border strips
From solid light turquoise, cut:
  2  5-inch squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 corner triangles total
From green floral, cut:
  1  12-1/2-x-22-1/2-inch pillow back
  2  2-1/2-x-22-1/2-inch border strips
  1  12-1/2-inch-square pillow back
  2  2-1/2-x-12-x-1/2-inch border strips
  4  2-1/2-x-8-1/2-inch border strips
From solid dark green, solid dark turquoise, solid yellow, and scraps of solid light green, solid light turquoise, and green floral, cut:
  12  6-inch-long strips in widths ranging from 3/4 inch to 1 1/2 inches
  25  5-inch-long strips in widths ranging from 3/4 inch to 1 1/2 inches

Continued on page 2:  How to Make Them

 


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