Basket Weave Pillow

Since I am making the Rainbow Square quilt I thought I will also make a Basket Weave patchwork pillow using the maroon fabric to match.

 

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As you can see these fabrics are colorful and should make for a very pretty pillow. This pattern is simple as it uses strips of material made into 9 squares.

The top of the pillow is finished so now I am using a fabric that used to be the lining of a skirt to make the pillow form. This is better than just stuffing your finished pillow. It gives you the capability of changing the pillow case when you want a change or it needs to be washed. If you purchase a preformed pillow, you can place it directly into your finished pillow case.

 

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By laying your pillow top on the lining, will allow you to make the pillow form the correct size. Then cut the solid fabric in the same manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Next you will sew the pillow form and the pillow case with right sides together leaving an opening on 1 side.

 

 

 

 

Then stuff the inner pillow with poly-fil. At this time make sure, the pillow form fits inside the pillow case properly before sewing the opening closed with a quick stitch. If all fits well, place the pillow form into the pillow case. Then you can hand stitch the opening of the pillow case or you can do a top stitch all the way around the pillow case to seal it shut. As my pillow form fits snugly into the pillow case, I had to do the quick stitch to close the opening.

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As you will notice I am using a solid blue fabric for the back of the pillow. This gives you an option a print or a solid depending on your mood.Basket Weave Pillow (9)

 

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And voila – a beautiful pillow!

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