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Thread: Out of my comfort zone with a pillow cover

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    Out of my comfort zone with a pillow cover

    This is not exactly quilty - but it was piecing. My friend had seven pieces of her husband's Scotish wool plaid. She really wanted them attached to a favorite pillow. So, she asked me for help. I suggested making a pillow cover. Never making a pillow before, I didn't realize how tricky it was going to be for me. I tried to look at patterns to understand how it was done, and after several attempts, I thought I understood and jumped right in.

    The pieces were not square, so I centered them the best I could: Three across the center with two above and two below. Also, I did not want to trim any of the plaid, so I made a lining and tacked the plaid down before sewing it shut.

    Wow. I made a lot of wrong turns with the lining. However, in the end it worked out ok. Don't know if I'll make another pillow or not. It was more complicated because of the lining, but I thought the best route to go with it was to have it. Besides, the pillow she gave me is burlap and the thought of that burlap rubbing against the outer material gave me bad thoughts. LOL.

    Here is the result:
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    looks pretty good to me. the green doesn't look like a burlap. maybe a duck. I think you did a great job.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Looks lovely, like the colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    looks pretty good to me. the green doesn't look like a burlap. maybe a duck. I think you did a great job.
    The pillow underneath is burlap. Nice and brown. LOL! I attached the plaid to the green and made a muslin lining. That wool is really soft and light. Supposedly, it's a Scotish pattern that was hard for them to obtain here in the states.

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    That came out great. Wonderful fabric placement and perfect zipper. Nice job all around.
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    Looks great!
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    Looks like it is well made to me.
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    Looks great. Nicely done.

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    Great work, very creative.

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    Love, love love what you've done here. The piecing of the plaid was perfect!!

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    I think it is beautiful.
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    Very pretty !!
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    I love it. It is perfect. I love the plaid.

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    Looks great!

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    You did a great job. Very pretty. Thanks for showing it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Love it! The corner tips are neat.
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    Looks great!

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    That looks great to me. I have a body pillow I have been trying to figure out how to do something with. It gets tossed on the floor and all over the place I hadn't thought of plaid, but that would work really well for a "tossabout"

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