The Vine Crooked House Pillow Directions

The Vine Crooked House Pillow Directions

This pillow is made using The Vine Crooked House Block, but it can be used with any 12 1/2" center block. This is a pillow cover that is Velcroed together and can be taken off the pillow form for washing purposes.

Materials:
1 – 12 1/2" center block (The Vine Crooked House is used for this pillow.)
30” of 44” fabric for back and outside border
6” fabric for thin border
22” square thin batting (I used organic cotton)
22” muslin or light scrap fabric for backing (will be inside the pillow and not seen)
18” square pillow form
Sewing machine thread
18” – 3/4" Velcro (both loops and hooks)
Pattern for layout

Please Note: 1/2" seam allowance used throughout this project

Directions:

Cutting out fabric:
1] Cut out fabric as described below:
Back and outside border
1 – 12 ½” x 19 1/2"
1 – 12” x 19 1/2"
2 – 3 1/2" x 14 1/2"
2 3 1/2" x 19 1/2"
Thin border
2 – 2” x 12 1/2"
2 – 2” x 14 1/2"
Batting
1 – 22” x 22”
Quilt Backing
1 – 22” x 22”

Piecing Top:
2] Sew the two 2” x 12 1/2” thin border pieces to the two sides of your center block piece. Press seams open.

3] Sew the two 2” x 14 1/2" thin border pieces to the top and bottom of your center block piece. Press seams open.

4] Sew the two 3 1/2" x 14 1/2" wide border pieces to the two sides of your block. Press seams.

5] Sew the two 3 1/2" x 19 1/2” wider border pieces to the top and bottom of your block. Press seams.


Quilting Top:
(Quilt the pillow top as desired or follow the suggestions below.)
6] Lay out the quilt backing. Place the batting on top of it. Then place the finished front on top of the batting, right side showing.

7] Pin in place before quilting.

8] Quilt your center block piece. (Refer to The Crooked Vine Block for suggestions on how to quilt that piece.)

9] Quilt a 1/4" away from the seam that attaches the thin border thecenter block and the thin border to the wide border.

10] Add buttons or other embellishments now.

11] Trim away excess backing and batting.

Pillow Back:
12] Fold a 19 1/2” edge of one of the pillow back pieces under 2” to the wrong side and iron. Do the same for the other back piece.

13] On one of the pillow back pieces, position the Velcro loops 1/4" from a folded edge. This should be on the back of the fabric. Sew close to the Velcro edge around all 4 sides of the Velcro.

14] On the other pillow back piece, position the Velcro hooks 1/4" from the folded edge. This should be on the frong of the fabric. Sew close to the Velcro edge around all 4 sides of the Velcro.

15] Carefully attach the 2 sides by sticking the Velcro together. Your pillow back should measure exactly 19 1/2" x 19 1/2". Reposition the Velcro pieces if necessary until you achieve the 19 1/2" square.

16] With right sides together, pin the pillow back to the pillow front. Sew the 4 edges. Turn the pillow right side out.

17] Insert the 18” pillow form and Velcro shut.

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