AccuQuilt Rosy Pillow Tutorial

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Pillows are one of my favorite things to make and they also make great gifts!

If you have an AccuQuilt GO! cutter and the Rose of Sharon applique die, you can create the rosy pillow following this tutorial in no time at all!

AccuQuilt Rosy Pillow Tutorial

16″ x 16″

Appliqued flower pillow

Quilted pillows are fast and easy to create and make wonderful gifts also!

All of my piecing and quilting was done on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine. You don’t always need a brand new sewing machine, especially when you are first starting out.

Check out Facebook Market Place, Craig’s List, or watch for local garage sales. My first Singer 15-91 cost under $30 and I still use it!

Free motion applique on the Flower Closeup

The pillow size is 16″ x 16″ and would be perfect for your bedroom or living room.

I used my AccuQuilt GO! BIG Electric Fabric Cutting machine, the AccuQuilt GO! Qube die-set, and also the Rose of Sharon Applique die.


GO! Cutting Dies:

Materials Needed:

  • Light Green Print – ½ yard
  • Green Print – fat quarter
  • Med Green Print – fat quarter
  • Red Print – scrap piece
  • Yellow Print – scrap piece
  • Fusible Web – 1/4 yard
  • Batting – 16″ x 16″
  • 16″ Pillow insert

Cutting Instructions for pillow front:

NOTE: Apply fusible web to the wrong side of the fabrics following the manufacturer’s instructions before cutting appliqué shapes.

Light Green Print
Cut 4 – Shape 6: GO! Square on Point 4 3/4″ (#55778)
Cut 2 – strips with the 2 ½” Strip Cutter – sub-cut 2 – 2 ½” x 12 ½” and 2 – 2 ½” x 16″

Green Floral Print
Cut -8 – Shape 5: GO! Half Squared 3″ Finished Triangle ( #55778)

Medium Green Print
Cut 8 – Shape 5: GO! Half Squared 3″ Finished Triangle ( #55778) Cut 8 – Rose of Sharon Small petals (#55045)

Red Print
Cut 4 – Rose of Sharon Medium Rose (#55045)

Yellow Print
Cut 4 – Rose of Sharon Large Circles (#55045)

Below you can see the cutting for the blocks

Rosey Applique pillow cutting quilt pieces

Here you can see the cutting for the applique pieces (also the large yellow circles)

Rosey Applique pillow cutting quilt pieces


Follow the directions in the GO! QUBE Make The Cut pattern book for the Triangles & Squares Block pattern on page 16.

Rosey Applique pillow cutting quilt pieces

Sew with a ¼” seam allowance.

Make 2 Green Floral blocks and 2 Medium Green blocks

  • Sew one green floral print 3″ finished half square triangle to each side of the light green square on point.
  • Press seams toward the triangles.
  • Repeat this for the other two sides.
  • Make two more blocks from the medium green

The blocks will measure 6 ½” x 6 ½” – sew them together as shown to make a 12 ½” square block.

Rosey Applique pillow cutting quilt pieces

Add your rose and petal pieces and applique as desired. I did a free motion applique around mine as my Singer 15-91 sewing machine is just a straight stitch machine.

Free motion applique on the Flower Closeup
  • Add the 2 ½” x 12 ½ strips to the sides of the block and then add the 2 ½” x 16″ strips to the top and bottom.
  • Place the batting behind the pillow top and quilt as desired.

Finishing the pillow:

  • Cut two pieces of the light green print 16″ x 11″ for the pillow back. On each piece fold the 16″ side under ¼” and press.
  • On one piece fold under ½” and top stitch it. On the other piece fold under 1″ and top stitch.
  • Place the 1″ top stitched piece face down on the pillow top, then place the ½” top stitched piece face down on it.

Turn right side out, press and insert the pillow insert. You now have a beautiful pillow!

Rosey Applique pillow tutorial for AccuQuilt

I hope you have enjoyed the Rosy applique pillow quilting tutorial made with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter.

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  1. I picture these on my white rocking chairs on the front porch. I will add them to the to do list. Thanks for keeping me on my toes Connie. You are so talented.

  2. I love your Rosy Pillow and the fabrics you selected are perfect. Thank you for sharing your tutorial too. Looks like Summer and Happiness to me.

  3. That is very cute and it would make a wonderful gift.

  4. Such a cute pillow. It has your name all over it, Connie.