Modern Hexagon Quilted Pillow Tutorial
And this is the 3rd in the 3-part tutorial. This part will show you how to take a quilted orphan block and make it into an Envelope Style Back Throw Pillow. Each part can stand alone, but if you’d like to make the project just as its presented here, check out parts 1 and 2.
1 Quilted Quilt block (This tutorial uses a block that is cut to 14″. The directions for making this hexagon quilt block is here.)
2 plain pieces of matching cotton fabric 10″ x 14″ each- for the envelope backing
Continuous quilt binding (for this, mine is cut 2″ wide and about 68″ long, pressed in half lengthwise) Binding tips can be found here.
Note: Using an orphan quilt block to make this pillow? It will probably measure 12 1/2″. If that is the case, cut your 2 rectangles for the envelop backing to measure 12 1/2″ x 9″.
Step 3: Lay the remaining envelope rectangle over the exposed area of the block. Both hemmed edges should be pointed towards the center of the block. (click to enlarge the picture above.) Pin baste the envelope rectangles around the perimeter of the block.
Step 5: We will now use the “machine applied continuous binding method” Binding is the last step, so if you are comfortable using another method- free free to do so. Apply the binding to the ENVELOPE side of the pillow. (pictured above)
Step 7: Here’s how I treat the corners of a quilt project, see the photos below:
If you make it, feel free to share it in the ReannaLily Designs Flickr pool.