I’m coming at you with another easy DIY to use up some of your fabric scraps! You can see some previous projects here and here. We have lived in our house almost two years now and we have done very little in our bedroom. We have focused our efforts on other parts of the house and yard. 2015 is going to change that! I’m determined. It needs some better curtains, I’m not sure why I ever thought black curtains were really going to work for me; a bed frame, new flooring, and light fixtures. See? Big plans…but I’m starting small.
I’ve loved the look of the big square euro pillows contrasting with the rectangular sleeping ones. Out of that was born these two quilted pillows, so easy to sew even a beginner, like myself, can do it.
Here is what you need : fabric scraps, one and a half yards of solid or contrasting fabric, cutting mat, rotary cutter, sewing machine, 2 packs of the polyfill fluff.
I decided to make my pillow 24″ x 24″ and cut out 4 1/2 ” squares in various colors for a total of 72 squares. Each pillow uses 36 of the squares. I think this was the most time consuming part of the project. Next you lay out your squares and decide what ones will be located where. Look for areas that have too much of the same color going on.
Then one by one sew your squares with a 1/4″ seam into strips, iron the seams and then sew the strips together. Now you have a big square of blocks. Iron the seams again for a nice crisp finish.
For the back of the pillow cut two large squares that measure 24 1/2″ and sew to the front of your pillow with right sides facing each other. Leave a 4-6″ gap open to turn and stuff the pillow. For stuffing I used most of the two bags of fill the pillows, add as much as you think it will need then add some more. Hand stitch the opening closed and now you have two beautiful euro pillows for your bed, or couch or even floor pillows!
If you have any questions feel free to comment below!