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.