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Orange Petal Pillow

Project #16125
16125

Bloom with the beautiful. This versatile Half Oval shape can create a pillow, the scalloped edge of a quilt or puzzle pieces (when used with a 10" Square).



Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
3 ydOrangesolidCut (2) 20" Circles
Cut (128) Half-Ovals
1 packagePolyester fiberfill
1 packageCovered button kit to make (2) 2 1/2" buttons

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 19" x 19"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.

Piecing the Project:

  1. Place a pair of Half-Ovals right sides together, lining up the curved edges and sew together along the curved edge to form a petal. Leave the flat side open. Turn right side out. Repeat 63 times.
  2. Chain stitch three rows of 13 Half-Ovals together on raw straight edge using a gathering stitch.
  3. Chain stitch one row of 10 Half-Ovals together on raw straight edge using a gathering stitch.
  4. Chain stitch one row of 8 Half-Ovals together on raw straight edge using a gathering stitch.
  5. Chain stitch one row of 7 Half-Ovals together on raw straight edge using a gathering stitch.
  6. Use one 20" circle for the front of the pillow and one for the back. Set aside the back for now.
  7. On the right side of the pillow front, make a mark 4" from outside edge all the way around.
  8. Place the gathered edge of the first row of 13 Half-Ovals on the 4" mark. Adjust gathers to fit. Topstitch in place.
  9. Mark 1" from the edge of the first row.
  10. Place second row of 13 Half-Ovals on marking. Adjust gathers to fit. Topstitch in place.
  11. Continue marking, gathering and topstitching the next four rows.

Finishing:

  1. Layer the batting and pillow top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
  2. Layer the pillow top and pillow back, right side together. Pin and sew with seam allowance, leaving an opening approximately 6" long to insert pillow form.
  3. Clip excess fabric in the corners on the diagonal. Turn right side out, insert the pillow form and whipstitch closed.

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