Today I am sharing a fun project using one of my most popular quilt patterns - the Flower Shop Quilt. With Spring in full bloom here in Indy and Mother's Day just around the corner this project will be a beautiful decoration for your home or a great handmade gift.
I am also having a sale on the PDF pattern today thru May 6th 2022 - no code needed.
The Flower Shop quilt is a modern take on a big block floral pattern. It is composed of three different block styles and one block can make a large 24" x 24" pillow!
- Mini Quilt 24" x 24" (what we will be using for our pillow front)
- Baby Quilt 48.5" x 48.5"
- Throw Quilt 73" x 73"
- Twin Bed Quilt 73" x 97"
- Full / Queen Bed Quilt 97" x 97"
The pattern also includes a video tutorial link sharing tips on how to sew curves and coloring sheets in all sizes to help you plan out your project.
- Flower Shop Quilt Pattern
- Background - 1 Fat Quarter
- Flower Center - 1 Fat Eighth
- Flower Petals - 1 Fat Quarter
- Shadow - 1 Fat Quarter
- Leaves - 1 Fat Quarter
- 25" x 25" piece of fabric for back of pillow front
- 25" x 25" piece of batting
- (2) 24" x 17" pieces of fabric for envelope backing
- Sewing machine, pins, scissors, cutting mat, rotary blade and coordinating thread
- Following the directions in the Flower Shop quilt pattern, make one block.
- Baste and quilt using the 25" x 25" piece of fabric for the pillow backing and 25" x 25" piece of batting. For this pillow top I used a straight line stitch with a spacing of 1/2".
- Take your two pieces of backing fabric and locate the two sides you want towards the middle - this is where we will hem and create an envelope opening to insert your pillow form.
- Fold over that edge 1/2" and press, then again another 1/2" and press. At your sewing machine stitch hem in place. Repeat for the other half of the envelope backing.
- Place quilted pillow front right side up on your work surface. Place the first envelope backing face down on pillow front with hemmed edges towards middle.
- Place second backing piece face down with hemmed edges towards middle, you will be overlapping your two hemmed sides.
- Pin in place around the entire perimeter of the pillow.
- At your sewing machine, sew around the entire perimeter of the pillow using a 1/4" seam allowance.
- Trim any extra fabric from your pillow.
- Snip off corners, being careful not to trim past your seam allowance.
- If your machine is able to do a zig-zag stitch, sew around your pillow raw edges to seal in any loose threads and make a clean finish for the inside of your pillow cover.
- Turn your pillow cover right side out and using a knitting needle, pencil, or other pointy tool, carefully poke out your corners.
- Give your finished pillow cover a nice press, especially along the edge.
Fill with your favorite pillow form - I always recommend finding a pillow insert that is just a bit larger than your pillow form so it's a nice full finish. If you live near an Ikea - I LOVE the down pillow inserts that they sell, and they just happen to have a 24" x 24" size.
Since this is a larger pillow it's perfect for laying on the floor for reading, on the couch or even as a pillow sham type pillow on your bed!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you enjoyed today's project!
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