personalised gifts for her Lumbar Patchwork Pillow with Free-Motion Quilting customized rustic pillow covers

 personalised gifts for her     |      2019-09-18

Sometimes it's the simplest techniques that create the most striking finish. For this eye-catching pillow, we selected seven fabrics from within one collection, blending them together into a beautiful strip-patchwork pillow. Wavy line free-motion quilting adds extra linear love across the front panel.?

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This is an excellent exercise in colorful mixing and matching. We originally combined prints from within the Color Brigade collection by Jennifer Paganelli for FreeSpirit Fabrics. Jennifer's collections are always filled to the brim with brilliant color and eye-popping motifs. Although this particular collection is no longer readily available (just like fashion, fabric collections come and go with the seasons)personalised gifts for her, below are a few current options that cry out for your own brilliant blending. Click on a collection for more detail.

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To learn more about the techniques you can use to build a perfect combination, take a look at our tutorial: Top Ten Designer Tips for Blending Colors and Prints.

The overlapping vertical lines that make up the front panel’s quilting are done in free-motion fashion. If you've never tried this quilting technique, our pillow is actually a great project with which to start. The lines are repetitive and really just a modified version of standard straight line quilting. In free motion, you drop your machine’s feed dogs so you, not the machine, control the movement of the fabric under the needle.?

Piping rims the edge of the pillow, creating a colorful framework for the beautiful free-motion quilting. If you're new to making your own piping, we have a full tutorial on the piping process.

Our pillow finishes at approximately 14” x 28”, excluding the piping.

Contributors

Project Design: Alicia ThommasSample Creation and Instructional Outline: Debbie Guild

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