Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Hi Sizzix friends, Nicole here from Modern Handcraft with a favorite holiday project - a festive Halloween pillow! Pillows are my most favorite to make for the holidays, they are a quick make, perfect for covering up existing pillows in your house, and take up very little room while storing away.

This pillow uses a fun Sizzix Bigz L Die - Diamond 5" sides and two coordinating fabrics for a modern Halloween look.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

First you will need to choose at least two different fabrics for your pillow front. You can also use several fabrics for a scrappier look, just alternating the fabrics in the placement. I cut my fabric into 6" strips to make it easier to run through my machine.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Once you have your fabric prepped, you will now make a Sizzix sandwich - Standard cutting pad, Bigz L Diamond 5" die, layers of fabric (up to 8), Standard cutting pad, and roll through your Sizzix Fabi or Big Shot machine.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Arrange your cut diamonds into the design that you like best. I am making a 20" x 20" pillow so I arranged them into 6 rows of 5 diamonds alternating the fabrics and then staggering them in each row.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

To help keep your diamonds lined up properly when sewing together, make sure to leave a 1/4" triangle visible on each end. Sew your diamonds together using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Once all rows are sewn together, line up and iron your back seams in alternating directions to create a nice nesting when you sew your rows together. Nest your seams and pin in place. Sew rows together using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Here is your assembled layout for your pillow front, now time to trim up.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Trim up your pillow front to measure 20.5" x 20.5".

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Pin or spray baste your pillow front to a piece of batting or fusible fleece. Quilt the front of the pillow - I used a "stitch in the ditch" method where I quilted along each seam.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

You will now have a finished pillow top measuring 20.5" x 20.5".

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

To make your pillow back, cut two rectangles of backing fabric 20.5" x 15". On one side of each rectangle fold over the 20.5" edge half an inch - iron and fold over again - iron. Stitch along the edge to secure the fold.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

To add your envelope backing lay your pillow front face up on your table. Lay each backing piece face down on top of your pillow front, overlapping the back pieces.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Pin around the perimeter of your pillow and sew around the edges using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Turn inside out and you now have a fun Diamond Halloween Pillow!

Finished pillow size is 20" x 20" and fits a 20" pillow form.

Add Style to Your Fall Décor with this Halloween Pillow!

Thanks for stopping by today friends and I hope you enjoyed today's project!

-Nicole

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Other Materials:

Andover fabrics - Sunprint 2015 Ink in Graphite & Chillingsworth Spooky Ride in Batty in Night
Basting Spray or pins
Batting piece measuring 21" x 21"
Coordinating thread - Black Aurifil thread
Sewing Machine and notions

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