Gingham Farmhouse HOME Pillow Tutorial

Thursday, November 14, 2019

As part of the Gingham Farmhouse Fabric Tour, 


and a sweet little pillow using the Rosy Monogram in Navy from Gingham Farmhouse by Poppie Cotton.  Today I would like to share a tutorial for the pillow!  It's a fun project you could easily get done in a day!


Materials you will need:
1 Rosy Monogram panel in Navy from Gingham Farmhouse by Poppie Cotton
2.5" x 10" strip of pink dot fabric (I used a scrap from my stash) - star
2.5" x 10" strip of white fabric (Peony Roses Basic from Gingham Farmhouse by P.C.) - star
2.5" x 18" strip of navy fabric (Wedding Ring Navy from Gingham Farmhouse by P.C.) - star block
1.5" x 40" strip of white fabric (Peony Roses Basic from Gingham Farmhouse by P.C.) - inner border
2.5" x 40" strip of navy fabric (Lattice Navy from Gingham Farmhouse by P.C.) - outer border
9" x 15" piece of navy fabric (Vintage Roses Navy from Gingham Farmhouse by P.C.) - back 
9" x 15" piece of batting
pillow stuffing

To make the star, cut:
4 navy squares, 2"
4 navy squares, 1 3/8"
4 pink dot squares, 2"
4 white squares, 2"


1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the 
4 navy 2" squares and 2 of the white 2" squares
2. Pair up a navy 2" square with a pink dot 2" square, right sides together.
3. Sew on both sides of the drawn line using a 1/4" seam allowance.
4. Cut on the drawn line to make 2 half-square triangles. 
5. Press the seam allowances open. 
6. Square up both half-square triangles to 1 3/8" x 1 3/8". 
7. Repeat steps 2 - 6 to make 2 more navy/pink half-square triangles.
8. Repeat steps 2-6 to make 4 navy/white half-square triangles.
9. Repeat steps 2-6 to make 4 pink/white half-square triangles.
10. Sew the half-square triangles and 4 navy 1 3/8" squares together into rows according to the photo above.  
Press the seam allowances open.
11. Sew the rows together and press the seam allowances open.  
The star block should measure 4" x 4".

(Sorry not a lot of pictures through that process! 
See my "How to Square Up Half -Square Triangles Tutorial"
for more tips and photos, if needed.)


To make the "HOME" block:

1. Carefully cut the "H", "M" and "E" letters from the panel.  Use the width of each letter - to the dashed cutting line.  Cut the height of each letter to 4" (which is slightly smaller than the given allowance).

2. Sew the 3 letters and the star block together.  Press the seam allowances away from the star block. 


 

Add the borders:

1. For the inner border, cut 2 white strips, 7/8" x 4".  Sew the strips to the sides of the "HOME" block.  Press the seam allowances toward the border.  Cut 2 white strips, 7/8" x 10 3/4".  Sew the strips to the top and bottom of the "HOME" block.  Press the seam allowances toward the border.

2. For the outer border, cut 2 navy strips, 2" x 4 5/8".  Sew the strips to the sides of the "HOME" block.  Press the seam allowances toward the border.  Cut 2 navy strips, 2" x 13 3/4".  Sew the strips to the top and bottom of the "HOME" block.  Press the seam allowances toward the outer border.   

3. Square up.  I trimmed my outer border to 1 5/8" wide all the way around.


Quilt as desired:

1. Layer the pillow top with batting (pillow top facing up).  Pin in place several times to secure.

2. Quilt as desired.  I just went around the inside of the star with a 1/8" seam allowance, as well as, in the ditch of the seam between the inner border and outer border.  Very simple but I think it was enough.

3. Trim excess batting.



Assemble the Pillow:

1. Cut the navy fabric for the back the same size as the quilted pillow top.  

2. Layer the quilted pillow top and back piece, right sides together.

3. Pin the layers together around the perimeter. 


4. Sew around the perimeter using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Leave a 2" opening at the bottom.


5. Clip the corners off to eliminate bulk.  Be careful not to clip the stitches.


6. Turn the pillow right side out.  Poke the corners out with a blunt object. 


7. Press the opening to ensure the 1/4" seam allowance.


8. Stuff the pillow to your desired liking


9. Hand sew the opening closed with a whip stitch and coordinating navy thread.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! 
Let me know if you decide to make the pillow.  
Gingham Farmhouse is in stores now so hurry and get yourself 
a fat quarter of the panel so you too, can make this sweet little pillow. 

Here are a few places I found that carry this panel...


To see my coordinating quilt using Gingham Farmhouse by Poppie Cotton click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

2 comments:

  1. Your pillow is so, so pretty!! Love the pink fabrics against the dark background. Perfect!

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  2. Absolutely darling. I have loved their fabrics in the last 2 collections. Fun to see new ideas always! I'd love to win this sweet bundle.
    Thanks so much for the tutorial.
    Tracy

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