Christmas Present Pillow Amy Warner

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:

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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

Cutting instructions:

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:

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Step 1:
Sew your 2 1/2″ squares as shown in the picture above.

Step 2:
Sew the 2 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ red piece between the 2 1/2″ squares. Press towards the red.

Step 3:
Repeat Step 2 with the 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ red piece. Press towards the red.

Step 4:
Repeat Step 2 with the 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ red piece. Press towards the red.

Step 5:
Iron your Fusible Fleece to the back of your present block.

Step 6:
Quilt as desired. This was done with a straight stitch using Aurifil color –

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Step 7:
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.

Step 8:
Repeat with the 7 1/2″ x 4″ rectangle.

Step 9:
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.

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Step 10:
Turn right side out. Hand stitch the opening of the bow closed. The smaller piece can be sewn shut with your sewing machine.

Step 11:
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.

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Step 12:
Take the longbow piece, fold it to make a bow. Hand sew the bow. It might require a thimble to push the needle through.

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Step 13:
Finish the back of the pillow. This one is completed with an envelope back.

Step 14:
Topstitch in the ditch around the last set of squares.

Step 15:
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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Christmas in September

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1 Comment on Wrap Up the Perfect Christmas Present Pillow

  1. Edith Gorzo
    September 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Love your pillow. Have to add it to my to do list. Hopefully get it done before Christmas. LOL

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