Cora is one of our newest girlfriends! What you may not know about Cora is that she is somewhat new to quilting! She has a natural talent and has picked up on sewing so quickly! We are so lucky to have her on our team! Cora is a freshman at Utah State (go Aggies!), she loves the marching band and her favorite food is pasta!
Today she will be showing us how to make the perfect pillow cover! The great thing about this tutorial is that it can be changed and adapted to fit any space and any pillow form! And what’s better?? It was written by a newbie for newbies!
You will need the following:
- Inner border: 3″ x WOF strip
- Outer border: 6″ x WOF strip
- Back: 2 Fat Quarters or 1/2 yard
- Inner Border (Black):
- Cut (2) 10.5″ strips
- Cut (2) 11.5″ stirps
- Outer Border (Checkered):
- Cut (2) 11.5″ strips
- Cut (2) 15.5″ strips
- Backing (Checkered):
- Cut (2) 15.5″ x 11″
Step 1: Center block should measure 10.5″ square. You can use a panel, your favorite block, or just a piece of fabric! It’s your call!
Step 2: Sew each 10.5″ strip of your inner border to opposite sides of your center block. Press seams towards the black. Sew each 11.5″ strip of your inner border to the remaining 2 sides of your center block to complete the inner border. Press seams towards black.
Step 3: Sew each 11.5″ strip of your outer border to opposite sides of your pillow. Press seams towards border.
Step 4: Sew the two 15.5″ strips of your outer border to the remaining two sides of your pillow to complete the outer border. Press seams towards the border.
Step 5: Take one of your 15.5″ x 11″ pieces. Iron a 1/2″ hem along the 15.5″ side, and then stitch a 1/4″ seam. Repeat with the other pack piece.
Step 6: Lay one back piece on top of the front of your pillow, RST. The hem should be 2-3 inches from the center of the pillow.
Step 7: Layer the other back piece face down. The hem should be 4-5 inches away from the other hem. Pin all the way around the pillow.
Step 8: Sew a 1/4″ seam along the outside of the pillow.
Step 9: Turn right side out and fill with a 16″ pillow form!
Good luck girlfriends! If you have any other projects that you’ve always wanted to try, but need some guidance comment below! We would be happy to put together a tutorial for you!!