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Thread: help...my pillows have floppy corners

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    Senior Member KittyGram's Avatar
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    [quote=PrettyKitty]I always make the size of the finished pillow/cushion cover an inch smaller than the insert quote]






    Please clarify - the tute says to purchase an 18" pillow form, and directions say to cut the backing fabric to 18", and that when the stripes are sewed together, it should equal 18". And you say you make the finished size an inch smaller than the insert - don't both of these make it difficult to stuff???

    I've never made a pillow either, just trying to "see" it in my mind.

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    If I am using a pillow form I make my fabric measure the same as the pillow form. :?: If you have a 18" square you have a 18" pillow form. OK??? Otherwise, you could use some polyfil in the corners of the already finished pillows. :wink:

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    Great information! I think I will make some pillows for gifts! Thanks for sharing. :lol:

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    My son loves to make pillows and his always have floppy corners. Thanks for the hint. I'll pass it on to him.

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    Thanks everybody who knew the great tips and to those who didn't, thanks for making me feel not so alone about it. I really thought I was the only one who didn't know how to make a simple pillow. I love pillows for trying out new pattern blocks. Now I can make them look better than ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    If I am using a pillow form I make my fabric measure the same as the pillow form. :?: If you have a 18" square you have a 18" pillow form. OK??? Otherwise, you could use some polyfil in the corners of the already finished pillows. :wink:
    ...I understand that the fabric is same size as pillow form, but like
    KittyGram said, this won't make it hard to put insert in? bc you have to actually make the cover smaller, after doing seam allowances. If your using a non-stretchy material...I see me having a pillow fight :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    If I am using a pillow form I make my fabric measure the same as the pillow form. :?: If you have a 18" square you have a 18" pillow form. OK??? Otherwise, you could use some polyfil in the corners of the already finished pillows. :wink:
    ...I understand that the fabric is same size as pillow form, but like
    KittyGram said, this won't make it hard to put insert in? bc you have to actually make the cover smaller, after doing seam allowances. If your using a non-stretchy material...I see me having a pillow fight :D

    Thank you - that was exactly what I was thinking, but I couldn't come up with the words!! Pillow fight describes exactly what I was visualizing!!!

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    KittyGram wrote: Thank you - that was exactly what I was thinking, but I couldn't come up with the words!! Pillow fight describes exactly what I was visualizing!!!

    your welcome! :D i went to one of the addy's given, and copied pillow pattern, but, I guess, when you make one, it's a tight fit. Gives directions to prevent the floppy ears too. (on page 1, can't recall the website right now.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    If I am using a pillow form I make my fabric measure the same as the pillow form. :?: If you have a 18" square you have a 18" pillow form. OK??? Otherwise, you could use some polyfil in the corners of the already finished pillows. :wink:
    ...I understand that the fabric is same size as pillow form, but like
    KittyGram said, this won't make it hard to put insert in? bc you have to actually make the cover smaller, after doing seam allowances. If your using a non-stretchy material...I see me having a pillow fight :D
    No pillow fights needed! You squish the pillow form and it goes in just fine, and gives you a nice full pillowcover. By the way, I don't use a 1/2" seam allowance, but a fat 1/4" stitched twice, one just a little closer to the edge than the other...Try it just with two pieces of fabric that you don't care about. It does work :D

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