Applique a Throw Pillow


By: kayte terry It’s fun to experiment with old crafting techniques and then use them in modern ways. In this project, I’ve taken a page from paper piecing for quilting. This technique creates geometric shapes to serve as appliqué. Paper piecing is a method for making perfect geometric shapes in quilting. The results are stunning, but you need several hundred hexagons to make a full quilt! These pillows are a modern (and much quicker) way to try your hand at paper piecing, and they are a great project for using little scraps that you can’t bear to throw away. What You’ll Need: Cotton fabrics, three in various widths for the pillow front (at least 13 inches long) plus one for the pillow back Cutting mat Fabric and paper scissors Fabric scraps for the hexagons Iron and ironing board Paper Pillow form, 12-inch by 16-inch Quilting ruler Rotary cutter Scrap paper Sewing machine Thread Read More…

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