It's also reversible, so when it gets tossed back on the couch it doesn't matter which side is facing forward!
Choose two fabrics; I used two prints from the Shimmer line by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman. You will be cutting one print at a time. Place one large piece of fabric in the Sizzix sandwich — bottom cutting pad, die with blades facing up, fabric and top cutting pad — folding it over so that there are nine layers on the die. Crank it through and repeat for the other print.
Divide the fabric squares into two — there will be nine squares for each side — five of one print and four of the other.
Lay out one side on a design wall or flat surface.
Lay out the other side. If you have directional fabric, make sure it is facing the correct way.
With 1/4" seams, sew the top row together. Press seams to the left. Sew the the second row together and press the seams to the right. Press seams to the left again on the third and final row so that you will be able to nest the seams when the rows are pieced together. Press seams as desired between rows. Repeat for the reverse side of the pillow.
Cut two 26" square pieces of Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece and fuse the back side of the patchwork to one square of fleece according to manufacturer's instructions. It's helpful to lower the temperature on the iron to the wool/silk setting. Repeat for the reverse side. Quilt as desired; I stitched to either side of each seam which was quick and easy.
I used a 22" invisible zipper on the bottom of the pillow. For instructions on how to easily insert zipper like this, please refer to my tutorial here.
Ta da —you have a new pillow! I'm now obsessed with this Shimmer fabric and will be back at the drawing board to come up with another use for it.
1/2 yard each of two fabrics - pictured are Shimmer Stripe in Pearl Metallic and Stone Metallic by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman
2 26" square pieces of Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
22" pillow form