If you're thinking of brightening up your living space, look no further than the Joyful Fusion range by Art Gallery Fabrics. The dazzling collection promises to bring colour and zingy pattern - why not follow these steps to make a pillow for your home?
- Joyful Fusion fabric range by Art Gallery Fabrics, For the stripes: Fabric A, Script print (FUS-J-301) one fat quarter; Fabric B, To Live By print, (FUS-J-306), ⅛ yd; Fabric C, Flyaway Petalums print (FUS-J-307), ⅛ yd; Fabric D, Let’s Chalk print (FUS-J-308), ⅛ yd; Fabric E, Sandbox print (FUS-J-304), ⅛ yd
- For the backing: Script print (FUS-J-301), ½ yd
- Cushion pad
- 16” x 16”
Sew a cushion
One 16½” x 16½” square from fabric A
One 1½” x 25” strip from fabric B
One 1½ x 14” strip from fabric B
One 1½ x 5” strip from fabric B
One 1½ x 23” strip from fabric C
One 1½ x 13” strip from fabric C
One 1½ x 4” strip from fabric C
One 1½ x 18” strip from fabric D
One 1½ x 9” strip from fabric D
One 1½ x 16” strip from fabric E
One 1½ x 5” strip from fabric E
Sew all rights sides together with ¼”seam allowance.
1 Cut out all of the pieces as indicated above. Take the 25” x 1½” strip of fabric B and place the 1½ x 23” strip of fabric C next to it centrally. Sew and press open. Continue with this sequence until the smallest strip is sewn to the unit.
2 Once all the pieces are sewn together, place over the 16½ x 16½ square of fabric A.
3 Take the 16½” x 16½” square of fabric A and draw a diagonal line. Place this unit with the cut strips and then sew together.
4 To make a envelope back for your pillow, cut two 11” x 16” rectangles from the script print (FUS-J-301). Fold one 11” side on each rectangle in by 1/2”, press, then fold another 1/2” and press. Topstitch as close to the edge as possible.
5 Place the rectangles right sides together on top of each other to the front of your pillow and stitch around with a ¼” seam allowance. Clip the corners at the seam allowance and flip piece to the right side of the fabric. Fill with a 16” x 16” pillow.