Saturday, 10 May 2014

Quilted pillows

Gosh, it's been so long since I posted something related to quilting!

I started making these pillows, ummm.., one month ago and finished them yesterday.
This is my first attempt in making pillows. The pattern is called Chopped Vegetables by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! She is great at writing instructions. She makes the pattern very easy to follow with a simple language and close-up photos.
I don't think I am allowed to talk about the making process since this is a purchased pattern. All I say is that it is so easy and fun to make.
I can, however, talk about the quilting process. For the pillow back, I have used Matilda's Own 100% cotton batting for the first time. It is a little thinner than Sew-Easy, which I have been using since I started quilting, and leaves some lint behind, but; let me tell you, it sticks to the fabric so beautifully and quilting is a dream! I haven't struggled when pin-basting like I did with Sew-Easy (it is almost impossible to push your pin through without bringing some fibre out to the quilt top).

I saw this star-looking free motion pattern on a quilt on her blog and just wanted to give it a go. I got a little confused in the beginning; didn't know how to turn corners or spread the pattern evenly on the fabric; however, I got the hang of it when quilting the pillow backs. Mine turned out something different in the end but still looks quite nice :)
I have gained more experience in sewing zippers with these pillows. I think they look quite neat.
What is your best tip about sewing pillows?

Also, with this post, I take the process pledge to talk more about my processes, even when I can’t quite put them in words or be sure I’m being totally clear.   I’m going to put my thinking and my gut feelings out there.  

1 comment:

  1. After years of working as a brickie on building sites I now suffer from severe back, neck and shoulder pain as if it’s not bad enough trying to cope with it during the day I found that trying to sleep at night time was just torture and I would end up just getting up. After my mate recommended that I try one of these pillows I won’t lie didn’t have much faith and hope left but man was I wrong! I haven’t had such a good sleep in so long for several hours straight it has just been awesome it gives such great support in all the right places and keeps its shape and fullness all night long. Pain Relief Pillows is the best choice for you !


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