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All is Bright Pillow tutorial

All is bright pillow

Are you tired of your throw pillows and need a quick way to freshen up your home dec? Grab a few sewing supplies, a pillow form, and some fabric and you’ll be on your way to piecing and quilting up this simple pillow cover in no time at all! I made my pillow on the Janome MC9400, but it can easily be adapted to work with any sewing machine and it’s helpful if you’ve got a walking foot (or some sort of dual feed device), but not a deal breaker! This tutorial consists of piecing some flying geese units and doing a little straight line quilting to add a modern punch to your home dec. Check out the supply list below, then click on the PDF instructions “All is Bright” below for the complete project.

Supplies

  • Janome HMC9400QCP (or other sewing machine)
  • Janome supplies (or other sewing machine supplies): Dual feed foot holder, Dual Feed Foot AD, 1/4″ Foot, Standard Foot A, Purple Tip Needle, Empty Bobbin, Pre-wound Bobbin
  • 1 FQ bright green floral fabric (fabric A) sub cut into:
    • (4) 2-3/8” square
    • (1) 3-1/2” square
  • 1 FQ true red floral fabric (fabric B) sub cut into:
    • (4) 2-3/8” square
    • (1) 3-1/2” square
  • 1 FQ bright green and true red mix fabric (fabric C) sub cut into:
    • (4) 2-3/8” square
    • (1) 3-1/2” square
  • 1-3/4 yds. light grey patterned fabric (fabric D) sub cut into:
    • (12) 2″ squares
    • (3) 3-1/2” square
    • (1) 18” x 30” (back of the quilted pillow top)
    • (2) 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” (borders)
    • (2) 4-1/2” x 26-1/2” (borders)
    • (2) 13-1/2” x 15” (pillow back)
  • 1 yd. SF101 woven fusible interfacing sub cut into:
    • (2) 13-1/2” x 15”
  • 16” x 28” piece of batting
  • Coordinating all-purpose sewing thread for piecing and quilting
  • 12” x 24” pillow form
  • Other miscellaneous supplies: Spray baste/basting pins, Spray starch, sewing pins, thread snips, marking pen/tailor’s chalk, rotary cutter/ruler/mat, iron and pressing board

Piece the Flying geese units and assemble the pillow (PDF instructions)

All is bright pillow

I can’t wait to see how your pillow turns out! I hope you’ll tag me on Instagram @kustomkwilts when you finish your awesome project 🙂

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Free Christmas Stocking tutorial

It’s time for another free tutorial!  I got to team up with Janome again to bring you an awesome Christmas stocking tutorial 🙂

Be sure to check it out on the Janome website !

These stockings are super easy to whip up!  All you have to do is sew some strips of fabric together (jelly roll strips would be perfect!), then use the template to cut the stockings out.  You can add some decorative stitching to the seams where the fabric is joined for a little extra oompf!  Start and finish in an afternoon and make some awesome new stockings for the family 🙂  Merry Christmas!