Thursday, August 19, 2010

Finished Scrapbuster Pillow


After making the front of the pillow, I had to trim the edges to determine the size of the final pillow.


I took some scrap strips of fabric to make the back. I decided to do this one all of the same fabric, but I think it would look cute using different sized strips of a variety of fabrics for the envelope back.


After making the pillow cover, I started making the pillow form. (This was probably the backwards way to do it, but it worked fine for me.)


Before making the rainy day pillow last month, I probably never would have attempted to make my own pillow form. It just wouldn't have occurred to me. But then Kati showed some pillows she made at our Modern Quilt Guild meeting a couple months back and she totally opened my eyes to the possibilities of pillow forms.


I took a pillow from my son's room that I didn't care for, ripped off the fabric cover, and used the stuffing for my new pillow. Closing the pillow form after it's been stuffed is always a challenge for me because of the puffiness of the pillow, so I think next time I'll just close it by hand with a needle and thread.


I thought it would be fun to use piping around the pillow edge (I've never done that before and it would be fun to try), but I wanted the pillow to be a bit simpler to appeal to more of the sisters in my ward for a project they would want to attempt if they have little or no sewing experience.

I plan to make more covers too. It'll be fun to make one for each month of the year, or at least for different seasons or holidays.

Now, head on over to AmyLouWho's for more show and tells.



And make sure to check out Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday.

Fresh Poppy Design

15 comments:

Denise said...

Very cute. It looks good with your tomatoes. too.

Debbie Cook said...

Cute pillow. I hate buying pillow forms (so expensive) so I usually have an old pillow or two around for just what you described.

Sara said...

That came out wonderfully!!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love the pillow Brooke! It's darling! Have you been going to the MQG each month? I wish I didn't have another meeting that same night each month:(

Stacey said...

Love it! I love the modern tree look and what a great idea to use up scraps!

Leslie said...

this is beautiful...i love the tree and all the different fabrics for the leaves

Mary said...

Cute pillow! I really need to make one of these some day!

amylouwho said...

So so cute! I had never thought of making my own pillow forms. I love the feather ones from IKEA, that's what I use most of the time. But I just moved from an IKEA and there isn't one close by...

Seams Inspired with Larri said...

Great idea and great pillow! Stopping over from Sew & Tell. Happy Sewing! :o)

www.seamsinspired.com

Quiltstory said...

Brooke, looks like you have been up to some cute projects! We are starting a Tuesday Fabric linky party tomorrow and every tuesday. We were hoping you could link this project up tuesday (and regularly) Thanks!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

So cute...I think I might try this one and instead of a pillow maybe frame it and hang it on the wall. Would that be ok? I will blog about it and definitely link back to you.

Quiltstory said...

Thanks for linking Brooke, we would love any of your future projects too!

Rene' Sharp said...

This is a gorgeous cushion!!

trish said...

Oh my gosh, I love love love this pillow!!

siouxfairy said...

lovely pillow case :)
i like the tree :)

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails