Each month the Island Batik Ambassadors have a different project to work on. For May we are making pillows and if you have followed me for any amount of time…..you know I love making them! In fact I’ll be showing a different one next week.
I might have a few pillows and tablerunners made with my Island Batik fabrics in my home. Those are the Box Quilt Block Pillows that I shared a tutorial on.
Many of the Island Batik Ambassador boxes have little 5″ strip bundles in them and I have saved all of the labels.
I also hang on to each little piece of my neutral fabrics and decided it would be fun to make a strip pillow and then add the labels. I measured the labels and decided to make a pillow that was about 18 inches. I sewed some of the short pieces together for a piece about 14 inches wide and then I added borders to the sides.
I used Aurifil 40wt thread to straight stitch the labels onto my fabric. I used a washable Elemer’s glue stick to hold them in place.
All of the piecing and quilt was done on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.
Here is the pillow top all quilted and ready to be trimmed. I always wait until the quilting is all done as the piece will shrink a little bit. I just did a simple envelope style back and also edge-stitched about a quarter inch in from the edge of the pillow.
I always have a page with a list of the other Island Batik Ambassadors if you would like to visit any of them.
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