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Pillow Talk

The annual silent auction fundraiser for the school my children attend is coming up. This year my contribution is a couple of pillows.

The first one has patchwork on one side and a floral pattern on the other:



The other has roses and background stitching on one side and plaid on the other:



I prepped these fronts and backs and then decided that I really wanted them to have invisible zipper closures, but I had not done that for a pillow before.


To practice the technique, I made these pillows for our living room couch.


Putting in the invisible zip is pretty simple, especially if you've done it in a garment. Since I was in pillow-making mode, I also made three pillows for my bedroom to coordinate with this quilt.

The first - tucks sewn down in alternating directions:


The second - textural interest created by partially sewing tucks in a grid (seen in a Threads article):

The kids like to poke fingers in the grid intersections and manipulate the fabric. The Preacher finds the pattern curious, too.

The third - a version of Noodlehead's Sunburst Pillow:


All three of these have invisible zippers as well.


They're a good addition to the bedroom. They were part of the redecorating plan for the bedroom when I made the quilt. It took nearly a year to get to them. I hate to even think how long it will be before I get to window treatments...


  1. Oh my goodness, so many awesome pillows. I really love the one with the roses. They should fetch a good price at the auction.


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