Pillows match Petunia Strings Quilt

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Pillows are always fun to make and when they match a quilt, that is an added bonus! Both of these pillows match the Petunia Strings quilt. I have the link below that quilt.

Two pillows that match Petunia Strings quilt

16-inch Pillows

Both pillows use a 16-inch pillow form and have muslin on the back.

Blocks or the petunia string pillow

These aren’t the same group of quilt blocks but you can see how they were put together to make the pillow.

Petunia Strings quilted pillow

I grabbed another set of blocks to show you a different center you can make with the blocks.

Quilt blocks for the pillow

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I always love pillows as they are fast to make and a lot easier to free-motion quilt!

Petunia Strings Pillow

Notice the quilted king-size pillow shams in the back? I made them last year and they are out of muslin, this is a great way to practice your free motion quilting.

I love using muslin in my quilts. I love the old-fashioned look of it and it is affordable. A couple of people asked about the muslin. I use a premium-grade muslin, permanent press, and pre-shrunk. I have never actually bought any online as I usually buy it at JoAnn’s with a 50% off coupon. I like to keep plenty on hand.

Yesterday I decided to make a couple of pillows to match my Petunia Strings by the River quilt. Be sure and check out the quilt tutorial and use your scraps up!

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  1. I'll have to check out that Muslin at my Joann's. Thanks for the head up. And the pillows are great btw.

  2. sew.darn.quilt says:

    Your quilting is exquisite. The set is gorgeous.

  3. they look fantastic Connie,well done.xx

  4. I love your Petunia string quilt so much. And the pillows are such a nice touch. Awesome!

  5. tink's mom says:

    Went back to visit your king sham post. Great job. Love these pillows. Looking forward to the tut.

  6. Love your quilt and the pillows. Thanks again for all the nice info on muslin.

  7. Pillows look great and are wonderful with the Petunia quilt. I like muslin, too, but like you I only use the good quality stuff. I buy it by the bolt! lol

  8. Quiltsmiles says:

    Your "petunia sings" oopps I meant your petunia strings quilt is lovely and it seems like it does just sings. Nicely done. Which pattern did you use? Jane

  9. I love to use muslin in my quilts too. I especially like to use the 108" wide on the back of my quilts. The quilting looks stunning. I can't wait for the pillow tutorial – I am need to make a couple of pillows for my couch upstairs 🙂

  10. The pillows are lovely and your Petunia String quilt is gorgeous! Love the colors! Hope you have a lovely weekend! =)