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
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