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Flower Shop Quilt / Pillow Tutorial

Hi friends, 

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. 

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft

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!

You can find the PDF or Printed pattern in the shop - The pattern includes instructions for:

  • 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. 

Material Requirements: 

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • 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

Step 1:

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • 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". 

Step 2:

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • 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. 

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft

  • 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. 
Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft

Step 3:

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • 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. 
Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • Place second backing piece face down with hemmed edges towards middle, you will be overlapping your two hemmed sides. 
Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • Pin in place around the entire perimeter of the pillow. 

Step 4:

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • 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. 
Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • Snip off corners, being careful not to trim past your seam allowance. 
Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • 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. 
Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • Turn your pillow cover right side out and using a knitting needle, pencil, or other pointy tool, carefully poke out your corners. 
Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
  • Give your finished pillow cover a nice press, especially along the edge.
Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft

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.

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft

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!

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft
Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you enjoyed today's project! 

Tag me in your social media posts if you make a Modern Handcraft project - I love seeing all of your amazing work!

Happy sewing, 

Nicole

Flower Shop Quilt Pillow Tutorial by Modern Handcraft

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