Intermediate | 20 min 25 sec
This stunning zig-zag pillow will sharpen your cutting, sewing and patchwork skills. Liza patiently walks you through the step-by-step process of cutting parallelograms, with tips for accurate cutting and marking that will make the sewing process go smoothly. Each stripe sequence is created in a vertical row, then the rows are sewn together to create the striking chevron effect. Once you've practiced these skills on a pillow, you'll be ready to apply them to your larger quilt projects.
Here’s what you’ll need:Materials:
- ⅝ yd of each of the following Kaffe Fassett Woven Stripes by Rowan (Alternating Stripes Blue, Alternating Stripes Orange, Caterpillar Stripe Earth, Caterpillar Stripe Dark, Broad Stripe Yellow, Exotic Stripe Midnight, or 6 woven stripes of your choosing)
- ⅛ yd of each of the following Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons by Rowan (Apricot, Tangerine, Ecru, Galvanized, Bronze, Thunder, Pudding, Watermelon, or 4 pairs of light/dark combinations of Shot Cottons. 8 fabrics total)
- 1 yd of Kaffe Fassett Lotus Leaf printed fabric in Antique (or any printed fabric of your choice)
- spray starch (Liza uses Mary Ellen’s Best Press)
- Clearview acrylic quilters triangle
- or a rotary ruler at least 6” x 12” printed with 60° lines
- 22” Fairfield Soft Touch pillow form
- sewing machine and coordinating thread
- fabric scissors
- pencil or tailors chalk
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