Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Stocking Swap

It's February and time for our next item on the swap list, a pillow cover.  This months goal is to make a pillow cover for a 14 inch pillow form.  To tell the truth, I have only made one pillow cover, that I can think of, in my life.  I really messed up on the back part and desperately need to add a button or two to hold it together, but I still love my pillow. 

Wonky Log cabin pillow
After reading through a few blogs about making pillow covers, I have compiled some measurements that will help us to get our pillow cover backs to come together - right now, over me - sorry, the Beatles just snuck in there.  I haven't tried this out yet, that is what I plan on doing today while watching the Superbowl, so I will let you know for sure if these measurements don't work.  The front of the pillow should be cut about 15 inches.  You need to cut two backs 15" X 10" to make an envelope style back.  I don't think that is the right name for the back.  However, I can't come up with any other name off the top of my head.  You know the type of back - the kinds that overlap in the middle of the pillow so you can slide your form easily inside.  I will be posting more about pillow covers for this month, later.  Now, I want to see what I can come up with in my quilt studio. 

1 comment:

  1. Cute pillow. You are ahead of me, I just completed my mug rug and only have an idea for the pillow cover. Thanks again for planning the swap, I love having creative "assignments"!!