Do you remember this Falling Star block I was
working with a few weeks ago?
I thought it would make a quick practice piece for FMQ,
and decided I should turn it into a mod pillow.
I inserted a covered zipper in the back to make it washable.
The black and white hatched fabric
is from JoAnn's, and teams nicely with everything.
I wanted to show the pillow flattened so you could see
the difference in dimension compared to the size
of the pillow form I've used. If you want a firmly
filled pillow, go up several inches in
size when choosing your form. This is a
poly 20"x 20" from IKEA.
The other thing worth sharing is the great little pair of
scissors I use for all my tougher cutting. To insure the
corners lay nicely when turned, snip cuts about
1/4" apart at and on either side of each corner.
The stout Cutter Bee scissors are excellent for this!
I've accidentally snipped into the seam with my
regular fabric shears before. A long blade is designed
for cutting lengths of fabrics. They aren't designed
for just snipping, and are especially difficult with
thick fabrics or many layers.
My rule of thumb is to match the
blade length with my cut.
Cutter Bees have no issue, and I am sure of a precise cut.
Here are two different versions.
A new pillow in a favorite reading chair
just begs for a book and cup of tea!
I give in.
Come on, Doxie Girls.
Climb in for a little snooze,
and then we'll go sew.
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