Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Pillows 1-2-3 : :

I had hoped to have that Felt Garland Pillow tutorial for you today to share along with this new Christmas Pillow, but I'm still working on it. Monday, I promise!!

Christmas Pillow with red piping

Keeping with my current love of all things polka dots, I made this new Christmas pillow. The center fabric is Michael Miller's Tiny Trees that I picked up last year, the green polka dot is a Mini Dots by Riley Blake, and the brown polka dot is one most likely stashed from Joann's. If I am going to traditional Christmas red and green, I love adding in a brown!

Christmas Pillow with red piping

For this pillow, I pieced the top, adding a red pre-made piping in between the tree print and the green polka dots. It's a simple thing to add and I really like the look of it! Next, I cut out a piece of muslin and batting just slightly large than the pillow top, pinned the three together, and then quilted the center using simple straight lines. Easy!

Christmas Pillow with red piping

Here's a good look at that red piping. If any of you would like a tutorial for this one, I'd be happy to put a quick one together. Just say the word!

Christmas Pillow with red piping

That makes three Christmas pillows now! Four, once I finish that tutorial. I've decided to add these to my shop, but if any of these pillows happen to inspire you or if you would even like to make the exact same one(s), by all means -- please do!

Christmas Pillows 1-2-3

For more Christmas-y goodness, be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new really BIG giveaway -- a chance to win Betz White's new workshop, Fab Felt Holiday Crafts, sponsored by Craftsy. Along with a large stack of wool blend felt, sponsored by me! :)

33 comments:

  1. Ah Piping!!! My newest sewing LOVE!!!

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  2. So cute! I love that you did some simple quilting on the centre panel xo

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  3. Piping is my hardest thing. I just don't do it!

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  4. I'd *love* a piping tutorial! The pillow is so very cute.

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  5. Ok, I'm going to have to buy some piping. It looks great here!

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  6. I really love your pillow and the piping, really nicely made. Would love to learn how to make pillows as nice as yours.

    Debbie

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  7. Love that piping! It makes this pillow look so wonderful. I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I adore the Christmas tree pattern it is so cheerful and pretty. The mini-dot fabric really makes everything pop and the red piping is like the pretty bow on top of the package.

    I would love it if you made a tutorial on this lovely pillow ... please, please, please. :)

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  9. Love this pillow and a quick tutorial would be great. Really just need the dimensions to get me started... so cute. I'm going to a retreat tomorrow and could pump a couple of these out. What size is the pillow form?

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  10. Beautiful! I love the piping detail. I'm just about to start working on throw pillows for my bedroom and I'm going to attempt to make my own piping!

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  11. Hello! I just wanted to say how much your blog (forget how I found you) has inspired me. I have been gaining confidence to just "try something" and I finally made a tote bag. Thanks for the great photos and inspiration.
    www.crownojewels.blogspot.com
    Have a great day!

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  13. Great pillows. The fabric is awesome, and I love the detail of the piping.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  14. These are great! Where do you get your piping? I want to try!

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  15. oh maureen, i love it! i love the fabrics you chose and the piping is perfect. nice work!

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  16. MMMMMmmmmm!!! Love these pillows. Another thing to go on my to-do list. Maybe. Thanks for the eye candy.

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  17. Very beatiful pillow and fabrics you used are lovely

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  18. i would love to see how you make your piping. i know how to do it but haven't in a while. love those pillow so much! it makes me want to make some christmas pillows for myself!

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  19. Beautiful! You're making me so ready for Christmas!

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  20. Love the pillow, Maureen. That tree fabric is great. The piping adds the perfect touch.

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  22. This year my favorite handmade thing for the holidays would be tree skirts. My two youngest adult kids have both requested tree skirts this year. I've blocked off most of today to get going on that project so they can have them by Thanksgiving.

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  23. Bright and cute Christmas pillow!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  24. Love your pillows. I don't sew much, but would like to make a quilt. I think this would look good in a quilt.

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