Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Quilts & Pillows?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    SanAntonio,TX
    Posts
    233

    Question Quilts & Pillows?

    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?

  2. #2
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    22,375
    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.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    SanAntonio,TX
    Posts
    233
    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.

  4. #4
    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwest Kansas
    Posts
    4,829
    Quote 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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.