Ruffle Banner and Pillow


Hello!  We've got an exciting and quick project to share with you today.  We are very happy to be posting our first tutorial here on Moda Bake Shop!!  Heather and I (Megan) are sisters and we love all things crafty.  We work together on our blogs Fresh Poppy Design and QuiltStory.  We would love for you to stop by! We have linky parties, ideas, tutorials and quilt patterns.  Hope you have fun with this cute banner and pillow :)



1 charm pack- Just Wing It! by MoMo
1/4 yard- It's A Hoot by MoMo 32375 24
1/2 yard- Bella Solids Bleached White 9900 97
18" pillow form
pinking sheers



Part 1: Creating the Ruffle Banner

Using pinking sheers and taking one charm square, find the center and cut from center to the opposite corner.  Do the same on the other side to create your pennant or triangle.  Repeat until you have 10.


Cut the 1/4 yard fabric in strips, two strips 2" x WOF (width of fabric). This will be the band the pennants hang from.  Cut two pieces 1.5" x WOF this will be the ruffle.


Sew the 2" x WOF strips end to end, roughly 2" x 86".  Fold the piece in half, right sides together, sew, turn right side out and press.  Set aside for now.


Next sew the 1.5" x WOF strips end to end, roughly 1.5" x 86".  Now sew the length of one side, very loosely in the widest stitch you can.  Pull the thread to create a ruffle.  Work the ruffle end to end to make it even and the right length to accommodate the pennants (roughly 45").  (The edge of the ruffle is an unfinished edge).


Pinning along the back, sew the pennants to the ruffle.  The right side of the pennants to the wrong side of ruffle.


Again pinning carefully, sew a topstitch from end to end on the band, including attaching the ruffle and pennants.  Stand back and admire :)

Back to work.

Part 2: Creating the Brick Pillow

Choose 18 squares from the remaining charm pack.  Cut in half, 2.5" to create the bricks.


Sewing end to end, create four rows with 4 bricks in them and four rows with 5 bricks in them.


Lay the rows out in the design you wish.  Sew each row together, keeping in mind to sew them in brick style as in photo above.


Trim off excess fabrics and square the piece to 17".


Using the 1/2 yard of Bella White fabric, cut two pieces to 17" x 13".  Using the photo above as a guide, finish one end on each piece.  Line it up with the right side of fabric of the brick piece, the white fabric will overlap.  This is to create an envelope pillow, where you can insert the pillow and remove anytime for cleaning.  Sew around the outside of the square.


Insert your pillow!



A gorgeous and fast little duo that would make a great seasonal gift, or a fun new way to spruce up your own living spaces!

Thanks so much, hope you love the tutorial.  Please make sure to stop by and see us at QuiltStory!

Megan and Heather


24 comments:

Debbie said...

Cute :) How creative! I really have to get over my fear of making a pillow, this may just have done it for me :)

Mary Jo said...

Love the pillow! Great feature!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Really bright and cheery, love Just Wing It!

Dorian said...

Congrats on your first 'recipe' girls. You did a great job! Love the ruffle.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very cute! I would love to make the ruffle but whenever I try to do it, I fail miserably at it! I need to get a ruffler foot for my machine.

Kelly O. said...

great tutorial! super duper cute banner--going to make one for my dd's birthday.

~Carla~ said...

SOO cute! Love them both, and they look like a great project or beginners too! :)

Deanna said...

Cute! Might just have to use the ruffle banner recipe for grandson's first birthday party next month. = )

petiteblogger said...

I've been looking for a good reason to buy some pinking shears!
Very cute- love this tutorial. Thanks so much!

Impera_Magna said...

What a cool pillow... very nice! Like how the ruffle adds something extra to the banner too.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Love love love that ruffle banner! Ruffles are so fabulous and versatile! Your pillow is fun too...reminds me of subway tile only in color!

MGM

Miki Willa said...

Love the cute pillow and banner. My granddaughter's birthday is coming up. Maybe she needs a ruffled banner. Hmmmm.

Tyra @ SilverLily Sews said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ruffle bunting. So darling! Well done!

SewSara said...

i loooove the idea of the ruffle on the bunting!!

and i agree w/ the first commenter -- maybe this will get me over my fear of making a pillow, too!! :)

great job, megs!

~Dawn~ said...

Love the ruffle and pillow. Great recipe for my vintage sheets!Congratulations ladies!

Sarah Flynn said...

Wow! This is so cute, I LOVE the ruffled bunting, what a great idea :-)

susiloci said...

Es muy bonito!!!

Alisa said...

Very, very nice!

rxclothing said...

Love the banner! I need to make one for dd's bday party.

Colleen said...

That ruffled banner is awesome! I'm planning a banner for my daughter's room... I will definitely be adding ruffles to it now.

amy smart said...

So, so cute! The ruffle on the bunting is darling. Great job!! :)

Laura Wilkerson said...

I just found your site through Jody @ The Fabric Shoppe and I think I just found a new favorite inpirational blog! :) I especially love that you put these projects on printer friendly versions....its a big help to this mom who has to stop and start often when those little ones yell out for help!

CraftyKate said...

Love the pillow idea, how great to make it as a removable cover, perfect for my house with messy little boys! I have a couple of Moda Candy Bars that have been sitting around and this is the perfect project for them!!!!

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thank you so much for this lovely ideas, I love this, AND I think you're so creative.....you did a great job...congrats