Keepsake Quilted Pillow Pattern

How to Make Keepsake Quilted Pillow Pattern

This unique windowpane pillow is a quick and easy project that's sure to become a beloved heirloom. Make more than one for everyone in the family!

To make the Keepsake Quilted Pillow Pattern:

  1. Iron fusible tricot to back of medium-weight fabric. Iron fusible webbing to back of lace squares. Remove paper backing.

  2. From medium-weight fabric, on straight of grain, cut six 2 X 4-inch strips, two 2 X 131/2-inch strips, two 21/2 X 131/2-inch strips, two 21/2 X 18-inch strips, nine 4-inch squares, and two 13 X 18-inch rectangles.

  3. Fuse lace squares to fabric squares. Arrange in pleasing pattern of 3 squares by 3 squares.

    Keepsake Quilted Pillow
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Keepsake Quilted Pillow Pattern

  4. Stitch together 3 rows of 3 lace squares each, with 2 X 4-inch fabric strips between squares. Join rows together with 2 X 131/2-inch strips between rows, carefully maintaining alignment of squares and strips. Stitch 21/2 X 131/2-inch strips to either side of pillow top. Stitch 21/2 X 18-inch border strips to top and bottom.

  5. Fold 1 long edge of one 13 X 18-inch rectangle over 1/4 inch and press. Fold over 1/4 inch again and stitch along folded edge. Repeat for other 13 X 18-inch rectangle. Lay rectangles on a flat surface, overlapping finished edges to create 18-inch square for pillow back. Stay-stitch along overlapped edges.

  6. Pin pillow top to back with right sides together. Mark centers of each side 1/2 inch from edge. Mark corners 1 inch from edge. Draw lines connecting centers and corners. This will counteract the tendency toward "rabbit ear" corners. Stitch along drawn lines around all 4 sides. Remove stay-stitching from pillow back, trim corners diagonally, and turn. Insert pillow form.

    Keepsake Quilted Pillow Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
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