Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Some Pretty Patchwork Pillows...

Pillow covers are finished.  They were a lot of fun to make and are of some of my favorite colors.

Each pillow cover has a zipper sewn in one end making it easy to remove when it comes to cleaning and pressing.

Adding the zippers was a simple task.  Before sewing the pillow cover together, just sew the zipper to the front side (right sides together), then fold the front over, iron in place and stitch close to the fold.  For the quilted fronts, I stitched a second line, just to add a little stability due to the added thickness of the batting.

Repeat the process to the back side of the pillow cover.  Open the zipper and sew up the other sides of the cover.  Here is a good tutorial that demonstrates this process by A Home in College Hill:  Zip It!

Sewing pillows watching Pride and Prejudice.  My sister would say "watching Pride and Prejudice, again!?!"  My response... "you can never watch too much Pride and Prejudice."


Pillow 1

Pillow 2

These pillow covers are listed in my Etsy shop.  You can find the listings here:  Pretty Patchwork Pillow 1 and Pillow 2. **The pillows are now sold.

For more information on the fabrics used, see my previous post:  Back in Business.

Have a great week and happy sewing!


  1. Love the pillows ... and thanks for the link to the wonderful zipper tute.

  2. I love the backs! CHEVRON ADDICT!

  3. Ooohh...thanks for the link to the tutorial. Lovely pillows. :)

  4. Love the pillows and thanks for the link to a tutorial on pretty side zippers installed on patchwork pillows :) Very nice! I pinned it :) Kathi

  5. Such refreshing colours! Beautiful work

  6. these pillow are really gorgeous. The colors are so soothing, I can just imagine them in a beach house!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  7. These look so pretty...some of my favorite colors as well!

  8. Wonderful calming colours! Great for a "retreat" or beach house like someone suggested!
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  9. Lovely pillow covers and in my favorite colors. I'd love if you came and shared at my first ever link party http://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/05/inspire-us-thursday-link-party-1.html

  10. They look so pretty!

  11. Good Evening Candice, I adore these cushion covers and the colours you have used are so fresh and Spring like.
    I like cushion covers which have been made using zips, because as you say they are easy to remove when it comes to washing them.
    Candice, I have enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time.
    Before I go, I have to say, I love the photograph of the two chairs at the waters edge.
    Best Wishes from England,

  12. I just came across your blog today. I love your quilts! I had to smile at your pillow in this post. I made a pillow using the exact same fabrics! Totally funny!!!

  13. Beautiful pillows candace! I love the colors you picked!

  14. Very beautiful pillows. I laughed when I read about watching Pride and Prejudice because that's in my plans for today while I craft.

  15. These are so beautiful! Those blues are some of my favorite as well!


  16. WOW You are so talented! I am absolutely in LOVE with these colors! MUST-HAVE-THEM!

    Sew Much Crafting Pinterest Party!

  17. Your pillows are gorgeous. Such beautiful work!

  18. Found your blog through Sew Many Ways...it's lovely! Such beautiful pillows, too! =)


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