Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Accent Pillows

 I finished up the Greek trim pillow today that Autumn designed for my bedroom.

 I am in love with the Greek trim she picked out and the Dalmatian print,
 it is such a fun accent to add to the room.
The pillow cover pattern I have been using for all the pillows is from Make It and Love It
 I adjusted her pattern to fit a 12x24 inch pillow.  Her tutorial is so easy and is a keeper.

I couldn't find a down pillow form that was 12x24 so I made a pillow insert and at first stuffed it with fiberfill.  It was lumpy and ugly. So I resorted to tearing up an old down pillow I had stuffed in a closet.  I had feathers everywhere, it looked like I killed a chicken in my kitchen! Crazy...I know, but the pillow certainly looks better with down!

For the trim, I carefully pinned it and mitered the corners to make sure it all worked.

I love my see through quilting ruler.
  The 45 degree angle was very helpful to get the mitered corners just right.

To attach the the trim, I used Liquid Stitch...great stuff!  It was so easy!  I lined the inside of the pillow with cardstock, because the glue does bleed through the fabric.  I also tested it on scraps first. 

These are the easiest mitered corners I have ever made! 
I wish it went as easily on the shams I was sewing the other day....I turned those ones over to Mom.

This pillow was surprisingly easy to make and
 it will be a fun, whimsical print to add to the other pillows on the bed.

Autumn also suggested purchasing this Imperial Trellis pillow found on etsy.  I ordered one as an accent pillow for a side chair in the room.  Nenavon also makes many other beautiful pillows found in her etsy shop.

I'll be back soon with the turned out really nice and I saved a ton by making it myself.


autumn said...

it turned out beautifully!

Lyndsey said...

That is gorgeous!! LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to see the whole room:)

Anonymous said...

I found you through Design*Dump and am happy I did. The pillows with the trim is awesome! But I have a question -- is the trim really thin or did you cut it to make the corners so crisp?

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