Wrap Up the Perfect Christmas Present Pillow
For most of us that quilt, we have a spare charm pack or scraps of a favorite Christmas fabric line. Why not put them to good use, and create a present pillow to adorn your sofa during the holidays. Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy, here to show you just how easy it is to create a Christmas Present Pillow.
Christmas Pillow Present Supplies:
81 – 2 1/2″ squares – you can either pick up 2 mini charm packs or one regular one and cut them to size
1/2 yard fabric for back
1/3 yard red for bow
HeatnBond® Fleece Fusible High Loft
HeatnBond® Fusible Interfacing Medium Weight
Aurifil Thread: 2865
16″ pillow insert
From the red fabric:
Ribbon around present
1 – 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
1 – 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
1 – 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″
For the bow
1 – 7 1/2″ x 36″
1 – 7 1/2″ x 4″
From various Christmas fabrics:
81 – 2 1/2″ squares
Christmas Pillow Present Assembly Instructions:
Sew your 2 1/2″ squares as shown in the picture above.
Sew the 2 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ red piece between the 2 1/2″ squares. Press towards the red.
Repeat Step 2 with the 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ red piece. Press towards the red.
Repeat Step 2 with the 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ red piece. Press towards the red.
Iron your Fusible Fleece to the back of your present block.
Quilt as desired. This was done with a straight stitch using Aurifil color –
Prepare the bow. Iron a 7 1/2″ x 36″ piece of the HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing Medium Weight to the wrong side of your bow.
Repeat with the 7 1/2″ x 4″ rectangle.
Fold the 7 1/2″ x 36″ piece long ways and stitch along a short side and the long side, leaving the end open to turn. Repeat with the smaller rectangle. Clip the ends.
Turn right side out. Hand stitch the opening of the bow closed. The smaller piece can be sewn shut with your sewing machine.
Fold the smaller rectangle over onto itself and sew it in the center where the red fabrics intersect. Sew on each side of the bow center.
Take the longbow piece, fold it to make a bow. Hand sew the bow. It might require a thimble to push the needle through.
Finish the back of the pillow. This one is completed with an envelope back.
Topstitch in the ditch around the last set of squares.
Insert the bow through the center. If desired, hand stitch the bow onto the pillow front.
Make a couple so that you have a whole stack of presents on your couch.
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National Sewing Month Giveaway
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