Artists' Village Pillow

Project #14887
14887

Create a quick and easy pillow to match any décor. They are great add-ons to any quilt. Use your favorite Appliqué dies to get started.



Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
(8) Fat 1/8Assorted printsCut (3) Squares to form House bases*
Cut (2) Half-Square Triangles to form Roofs*
Cut (1) Isosceles Triangle to form Roof*
Cut (3) Roof Embellishments*, one of each style
Cut (2) Window Pane Grids*, save squares for window embellishments on other Houses
Cut (2) Arched Doors*
Cut (1) Rectangular Door*
(1) Fat 1/4Purple with red polka-dot printCut (1) 14" Square for the background
1/2 ydRed printCut (2) 2 1/2" wide Strips x WOF
Sub-cut into (2) 2 1/2" x 14 1/2" and (2) 2 1/2" x 18 1/2"
(1) Fat 1/4Backing fabricCut (1) 18 1/2" Square
22" x 22" Batting
118" Square pillow form
1 packageLightweight fusible adhesive

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 18" x 18"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • Fat 1/8 = approximately 9" x 22"
  • Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 21"
  • * = Adhere fusible adhesive to back of fabric before die-cutting the shapes.
  • WOF = width of fabric

Assembling the Project:

  1. Arrange three Triangles with three Squares to form three Houses on the background. Embellish each House with Windows, a Roof Embellishment and a Door. Trim the Window Pane Grid to be a single, large Square Window, if desired.
  2. When satisfied with the arrangement, heat fuse in place with an iron. Stitch around shapes as desired.
  3. Sew the 2 1/2" x 14 1/2" Strips onto each side of the background. Press. Then sew the 2 1/2" x 18 1/2" Strips onto the top and bottom of the background. Press.

Finishing:

  1. Layer the batting and pillow top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
  2. Layer the pillow top and pillow back, right sides together. Pin and sew with 1/2" seam allowance, leaving an opening approximately 6" long to insert pillow form.
  3. Clip excess fabric in the corners on the diagonal. Turn right-side out, insert the pillow form and whipstitch closed.

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