Hey All - There's been some issues accessing my tutorial via Moda so I've posted it on my blog, below. Also, if you're interested you can check out my original Strippy Pillow post that I made back in July using a different fabric line by clicking HERE. It's the same design but I made a diagonal cut in it - after I had made the cut I decided I liked it better without it. :-p Have fun!
- 11 jelly roll strips
- Lining fabric, enough to cut one 16.5 inch square (I used one fat quarter)
- Backing fabric, enough to cut two 12 x 16.5 inch rectangles (I used two fat quarters).
- one 16"x16" pillow
Step 1 - Take eleven strips and press each one lengthwise with an iron. Then cut each strip in half. This will give you twenty-two strips that are about 20 inches long each and 1.25 inches wide. Of these twenty-two strips, choose twenty-one for your pillow. From your lining fabric, cut a 16.5 inch square.
Step 2 - As shown below, take one strip and line the pressed seam along the bottom of the 16.5 inch square lining. Pin to keep in place. Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew along the non-pressed side to attach the strip to the lining (the pressed seam should be facing the edge of the 16.5 inch square lining, as shown below).
After you've sewn the first strip on, mark 3/4 inches starting from the top of the non-pressed side of the strip. Continue marking 3/4 inches all the way up the lining. Click image below to enlarge.
Step 3 - Sew the remaining twenty strips (that you cut from step 1) onto the lining. Simply line the non-pressed side along the 3/4 inch mark you made in the previous step, pin to keep in place, and then sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Step 4 - After you've sewn all twenty-one strips onto the lining, flip it over and trim the ends using a ruler and rotary cutter so the strips are flush with the lining.
(Note: Save the scraps! Check out this post to see what I did with them)
It should look like the picture below.
Step 5 - Prepare the pillow backing: From your backing fabric, cut two 12 x 16.5 inch rectangles. For each rectangle, do the following.
Along the length, turn the edge 1/4 inch under, press, then turn under 1 inch, then press again. Stitch to keep in place as shown below.
Step 6 - With right sides facing together, take one backing rectangle and line it along the left side of your pillow cover. The finished seam you created from the previous step should be facing toward the right. Pin to keep in place, then sew along the perimeter (as shown by the dashed line below) except where the seam is. Start and end your stitch with a back-stitch.
Repeat, but on the right side instead.
Lastly, turn right side out through the opening and that's it! Let me know if you have any questions. :) Happy Quilting!
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