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Old 03-26-2007, 06:21 PM
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I had started to make this quilted throw pillow which I ended giving up on because my mind was exausted from cutting out all the pieces for it (324 squares to be exact). Now I want to get back to working on it, but I'm sort of stuck.

1. I can't tell which side of the fabric is the right side of the fabric (I forgot to mark the wrong sides). Not to mention I'm not sure what kind of fabric it is (I want to say flannel, but, to me, it seems too stiff to be flannel). How can I tell which is the right side of the fabric?

2. I want to make the quilted part removeable from the actual pillow (so I guess I'd be making a pillow case rather than a pillow). I know for a quilt you don't have to do anything about the raw edges because they're never exposed, but in this case should I do something to keep the raw edges from fraying?

3. Does anyone know how to make a pillow case for a throw pillow?


Hopefully, this is what the top of the pillow should look like once I'm finished...
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:49 PM
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Either pick the side you like the best or scatter blocks from both sides throughout the section(s) for that fabric. It'll add some dimension and interest.

do you want the pillow case to close with a zipper? buttons? velcro?

do you have any pillow shams? if you look at one of those, yet another solution will reveal itself.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:30 PM
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I'm with Patrice - just pick the side you like best to be the "right" side. Who's to know anyway? lol
I made some removeable throw pillow covers by making the back side out of 2 pieces that instead of being sewn together, just overlapped by about 4 inches in the middle, leaving that part open. Then you can just pop the pillow in & out, and you also wouldn't need to worry too much about the seams, because they will still be on the "inside"!

Good luck!
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by zyxquilts
I'm with Patrice - just pick the side you like best to be the "right" side. Who's to know anyway? lol
I made some removeable throw pillow covers by making the back side out of 2 pieces that instead of being sewn together, just overlapped by about 4 inches in the middle, leaving that part open. Then you can just pop the pillow in & out, and you also wouldn't need to worry too much about the seams, because they will still be on the "inside"!

Good luck!
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That's exactly the type of pillow cover I wanted! Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:09 AM
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If you are worried about fraying, just zigzag the seams or serge them if you have a machine.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:14 AM
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IT'S THE NINTENDO MUSHROOM! LOL!! That's cute.
THe right way of the fabric is the way you like it best!
Will you post a pic of the finished pillow? I'd love to see it when you get it finished. THat's going to be so cute!!!
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:49 AM
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This article refers to linen but it may help
http://members.aol.com/hblossomxs/rightwrong.html
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:35 PM
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Someone told me once, that we pay for both sides of fabric, so we can use any side we please. :lol:
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
IT'S THE NINTENDO MUSHROOM! LOL!! That's cute.
THe right way of the fabric is the way you like it best!
Will you post a pic of the finished pillow? I'd love to see it when you get it finished. THat's going to be so cute!!!
LoL. The pillow was going to be a Christmas present for a friend of mine (who is so devoted to the Nintendo company that he won't even think about getting an XBox), but I never got to finish it because I was so sick of it after cutting out all those squares and I was also busy working on a baby quilt for his unborn child. I was going to make a matching pillow that had the 1-Up mushroom on it..unfortunatly, I couldn't find fabric with the right kind of green (they had green fabric, but it was pastel green.)

Of course I'll post a picture when I get done with it. Well, if I get done with it in this century.
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I told some pre-teens recently that I was a kid when the first Nintendo came out. They were sitting there with their Nintendo (is it) DS? They just looked at me like I had 3 heads or something! It was kind of funny, but I did feel old!
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