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Old 05-15-2013, 10:06 AM
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I would like to make some throw pillows to match a quilt I made for grand daughter b-day Would like suggestions! Make the with quilt blocks or solid fabric or use some of the prints from quilt?
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:25 PM
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Are these pillows for decoration (only) - or are they to be 'used'?

If they are to be used, I would make them so the pillow cover is removable and can be washed. An envelope type is 'quick and easy' (See housewife pillow case for 'how to') or a zippered one. I would either make a 'little quilt' or line the pillow cover so that when it's washed, the pieces won't fray.

I think coordinating the pillows with the quilt would be nice - use some of the same prints.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:59 PM
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I was thinking to make decorative pillows, but after some thought I think they need to be washable as teenagers are not always as careful with pretty things as we would like.
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Originally Posted by MaggieBB View Post
I would like to make some throw pillows to match a quilt I made for grand daughter b-day Would like suggestions! Make the with quilt blocks or solid fabric or use some of the prints from quilt?
I make throw pillow covers to go with some of the quilts I make. I use a 12 inch block and add an 1.5 inch wide sashing around the block. Then I layer and quilt the front. I add some kind of lace or eyelet and an envelope style backing. Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby have 14 inch pillow forms the covers fit perfectly.
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