Colorful Quilted DIY Pillow


Use up your pile of miscellaneous fabric scraps and make this Colorful Quilted DIY Pillow. This 12 x 16” pillow requires less than a yard of fabric to make. This project is so easy, you’d never guess that this pillow is made from almost 100 different squares. You can also can use fabrics with wildly different prints and colors, yet this DIY pillow magically doesn’t clash. This bright and colorful DIY pillow looks like your grandmother’s favorite quilt, but it’s anything but boring. This eclectic pillow is perfect for adding a pop of color to a neutral bedspread or beige couch.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

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This small patchwork pillow is charming and a great beginning sewing project. Great use for 2-inch square sections of fabric. The full tutorial does not lead to any sewing instructions, however it is seemingly easy to figure out how to assemble and stitch together all the fabric squares for a bright and colorful pillow cover.

I love the look of this pillow and the fact that it uses up scrap material that would normally just be left at the bottom of my stash or thrown away. It states that this is an easy pattern, however, it is not for beginners, once you go into the link the pattern is based on a sizzix die and does not state the size of the squares required so I had to find the die to see what size squares it would produce. It has no instructions on how to sew the pillow together and I had to work it out just from my cushion measurements and the image.

I don't know if I'm being thick, but I can't work out where the instructions are. I've clicked on everything that looks like it could be the instruction, but nothing. Help! Thanks.


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