Well, today is my turn on the 12 days of Christmas in July blog hop. We have sure had lots of fun ideas for gifts. I want to thank my friend Sarah over at www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com for putting this together and for her willingness to let me join.
My post is a very easy one. Between now and Chrustmas, you can make lots of pillow covers for throw pillows.
Last year, I made throw pillows for my grandkids. With the intention of making pillow covers throughout the year. The best thing, is how fast and easy they are. You can make them in various sizes and many different fabrics.
1 12x12 fabric square
1 rectangle 16x12
12" pillow form
Cut your rectangle so it is 8 x12. Hem one of the 12 inch edges on each piece. Just a narrow hem. This is your backing for the pillow.
Now put these 2 pieces right sides together with the 12 inch square. You will have your back pieces overlapping by 4 inches in the center.
Pin and stitch, using a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around.
Turn the pillow right side out.
Stuff the pillow form inside. You will have a tight fit, but that is okay.
My grandkids had a blast sitting there, removing the pillow covers and putting different ones on.
I love these pillows. You only need to buy 1 pillow form for each gift, then make as many pillow covers as you want. It is so much easier to store the covers than to store several pillows.
Want a fancier pillow? Use a pattern for a 12" quilt block and use that for the front. You can also put batting on the back and a backing on the square and quilt it, then finish the pillow.
These are pictures of the pillows I made for the grandkids.
Please join my friends today and see what they are sharing.
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