Ruffled Rosette Pillow





Hello! It's Megan from Brassy Apple. Add some texture and color to your pillows ANY season of the year with this fun Ruffled Rosette Pillow!

16x16 Pillow form
Jelly Roll (I used Fresh Cottons by Fig Tree Quilts)
1/2 Yd of fabric (I used 20136-11)
Elastic Thread
Regular Thread
Straight pins
Iron
Measuring tape
Scissors


Step 1: Measure a 17"x17" square - cut 2

Step 2: Choose 10 jelly roll strips.


Step 3: Placing right sides together, sew together one of the ends.


Open and lay flat. Place the 3rd strip on top of one strip right sides together and sew 1 end together. This will connect the three pieces together end to end. Repeat with all 10 strips.

Step 4: Hand wind a bobbin with elastic thread. Adjust your sewing machine to it's longest stitch length. Fold the long fabric strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and sew down the length of the fabric. The elastic thread should gather and "pucker" the fabric creating an easy, "no fuss" ruffle!

Use your iron on a steam setting to heat or shrink up the elastic thread and gathered fabric. The heat and steam will help it to bunch up a bit more.


Step 5: Take one of the 17" x 17" squares and lay flat. Starting near the top in the middle, place one end of the ruffled strip. Fold the raw, unfinished edge under and pin.


Step 6: Create a large circle with the ruffled strip pinning it into place. Keep in mind your seam allowance.


Step 7: Using a straight or zig zag stitch, sew the strip into place. Layout and pin a second circle slightly overlapping the inside edge of the first to cover the stitching line. Stitch into place again and repeat this step until reaching the center.




Step 8: Depending on how tightly your fabric bunched up and how closely you overlapped your circle layers, you may have a little bit of extra ruffles when you reach the center.

Measure out a 3-5" tail and cut off the excess.



Step 9: Roll the end loosely toward the center. Position and pin the rolled rosette from the underside. Hand stitch the rosette center into place.


Step 10:  Position the second 17" x 17" fabric piece on top or right sides together. Sew all the sides together leaving a 6-8" opening at the bottom of one side. Turn right side out and slip in the pillow form. Hand stitch the opening closed and pop onto your couch or favorite chair!





I fabulous pillow your friends will notice and love!

You can find more of patterns and tutorials here:

Megan Pyrah
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27 comments:

Ruby Blue Quilting Studio said...

LOVE this!!! and elastic thread - I didn't know they made such a thing. I do see ruffles in my future...

kelly lautenbach said...

CuTe CuTE! :)

CuteStuffInside said...

Ditto!

S.W.A.K.

Mary Anne Drury said...

THAT is REALLY CUTE !!!

Jennifer said...

This is such a cute pillow and it looks so easy! Thanks for sharing it!!

Admitted Fabricaholic said...

Love, love, love this!!! Thank you so much for sharing!


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Allison said...

Love it! I really need to make me one of these! I've seen them around and drool over them but haven't got up the courage to try it yet!

Maggey and Jim said...

I didn't know bout the elastic thread but will surely try it in the future.. Love how the pillow looks, so pretty and soft..
Maggey

Colleen said...

Im so excited!!! I have wanted to make this pillow since I saw it in a store, but I was hesitant to make it with out a pattern!!! Thanks Megan and Moda!!!

copehome said...

Silly question - do you use the elastic thread for the top stitch to create the ruffle, or just in the bobbin?

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Love it Meg!!! Adorable. I love how colorful and happy it is!

xox
Jen

Kari @ Ucreate said...

So. Gorgeous!

Brassy Apple said...

copehome - just the bobbin. use regular thread in the top. :)

have fun!

Quiltjane said...

What a brilliant idea. I love the elastic in the bobbin method.

Beverly said...

I love this pillow and cannot wait to try it. I've never used elastic thread but I'm certainly going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

tistisy said...

Wow I did the same pillow about tow month ago and it’s funny that we both have the same idea
U can see my pillow in my blog {it’s in Hebrew}

http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/ViewEntry.asp?EntryId=1781403&r=1

an encourager said...

Thank you for sharing this!!! Our couch is needing pillows and I have been searching for some fun patterns. This is it!!!! It's my personality allover the place. And hey, have you hopped onto any of the fall giveaway blogs??? You can begin with mine, if you want. :)
http://anencourager.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaways-galore.html

HoopDeeDoo said...

yay Megan!! Another adorable idea I have put on my must-make-list! thanks for sharing your tutorial!

tamikay said...

I am in love! I'm definitely making this!!!

susan@tickledpaisley said...

I love this! I'll have to try the elastic thread in the bobbin next time I do ruffles - it sure would save time!

Amy said...

Beautiful! I love the scrappy look of all the fabrics, and using a jelly roll makes it really easy. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Crystelle Boutique said...

This is really great!
Thanks for sharing!

Alex and Cassandra said...

This is so adorable!!!

sandra marri crochê said...

This beautiful pad congratulations for your work!

MARIZE ARTES DIPANO said...

Ammei essa almofada! Aprendí mais uma coisa,os babados com elástico. Muito obrigada! Fiquem com Deus e sucesso e felicidades sempre!
Abraços com carinho.
MARIZE/MACEIÓ-ALAGOAS/BRASIL

Val Larson said...

I would like to make this adorable pillow to with the quilts I just finished for my granddaughters. I have a lot of 2 1/2 inch pieces left over, and would love to use those for this project. My question is, how long a strip do I need to make? I see this calls for 10 jelly roll strips-are these each about 40 inches long, so I would need 400 total inches? Can't wait to get started!

Angela Thee said...

I love the pillow. I am going to make this for sure. Thanks for sharing.