This pattern includes instructions for making approx. 20” x 20” quilted pillow covers with zip closures. Covers have patchwork-pieced fronts and solid-color backs and are designed to hold 20” x 20” pillow forms.
Directions for piecing four different patchwork pillow fronts are included. Piecing is a combination of conventional and improvisational patchwork, making this a great project for those who want to try improvisational piecing, but prefer a little structure.
The pattern describes how to finish the pillows with an invisible zip closure hidden in a seam or a visible zip closure on the pillow back. Both closures can be sewn with a standard zipper foot, but the invisible zipper application will be easier with an invisible zipper foot. (Inexpensive invisible zipper feet are sold at most fabric stores that carry invisible zippers.)
For each pillow, you will need:
20" Pillow Form
3 Print Fat Quarters (or scraps, as described in pattern)
1 Yard Coordinating Solid Fabric
1 Yard White or other Neutral Solid Fabric
1 1/2 yards 36” wide Muslin
For pillows with an invisible zip closure, you will also need:
22" (or longer) Invisible Zipper
Invisible Zipper Foot
2 Batting Scraps 22" x 22"
Disappearing Ink Marker
For pillows with a visible zip closure, you will also need:
22" (or longer) All Purpose Zipper
4" x 4" Print Fabric Scrap (can be cut from fat quarters)
12" Fusible Hem Tape
1 Batting Scrap 22" x 22"
1 Batting Scrap 22" x 25"
This pattern is a pdf file with color photos and piecing diagrams.
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