Patchwork Pillow

I am hooked on this new tip.

When it comes to piecing together many small squares, there’s often little room for mistakes.  But, if you try out this method, you are basically guaranteed perfect patchwork squares.  The genius behind this method comes from using fusible interfacing as a base to “glue” your squares in place before you even sew them.  I’m not really sure how to explain how this works, but definitely check out the tutorial if your interest is piqued. 

The pillow above was made from 5″ Amy Butler squares that I purchased pre-cut about a year ago from Ebay.  I backed it with an adorable Amy print, and finished off the pillow with a zipper-closure (see my tutorial here).  Such a simple and rewarding project!  This one was a Christmas present, but I plan to try this method again for some pillows to keep.

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6 Responses

  1. Your pillow is beautiful! Thanks for the great link for that tutorial, I will have to try a patchwork pillow or centerpiece…or something! Thanks again, I love your blog!

  2. First of all, lovely pillow!
    I think I’ve heard of that method before but it wasn’t explained so well and there weren’t any photos–so it sounded more complicated than anything. This actually looks like a lot of fun and an easy way to get perfect squares. Thanks for the link. : )

  3. I saw this pillow in person and thought it was absolutely perfect! It is an amazing technique!

  4. I love the pillow–great color choices. How cool that all of the edges line up. That never happens when I quilt! I have seen this technique before and wonder if one uses a lightweight fusible interfacing and lightweight fabric, if it would work in a quilt. Liberty fabric is very lightweight… How is the skirt coming along? xxoo

  5. I don’t have anything cool to say except that I GAVE YOU THAT FABRIC! YaY! I’m almost famous!

  6. A classmate urged me to check out this post, nice post, fanstatic read… keep up the good work!

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