I decided after one of my recent posts about appliquéing and the birdie pillow, I wanted to spruce up my guest room with more pillows. I did not want the pillow to be elaborate or difficult to construct so I got to thinking......
What if?.... I used my rectangular doily I recently purchased? (I love linens and lace, they are textiles/fabric after all, lol) You could also use antique doilies or embroidered linens in the same manner and make this easy pillow.
I decided to appliqué it loosley on top of some really nice Tula Pink gold/yellow fabric to bring out the yellow in my duvet cover.
Before you think why duvet and not "quilt", I know I will eventually make a quilt for that room!
I measured the fabric 2" bigger on all sides and cut it so that the doily would have space around it to show off the fabric. I centred and pinned the doily first and then appliquéd it by hand with a whip stitch discretely through the lace and pillow top fabric.
I then pinned the back of the pillow to the pillow top with right sides together.
I sewed it all around the edge with a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a 4" gap on the short side for turning and stuffing. It was then turned to the right side stuffed and the opening was slip stitched closed.
....and there you have it, another pretty little pillow for my feminine, cottage style guest room.
Happy Tuesday! ☀️🏠
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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