For the first project I thought a nice squishy patchwork pillow would be fun.

Here’s how to make it.


Fiberfill about a pound

Thread to match fabric – one spool (if using a sewing machine you need a bobbin too).

Fabric – 2 colors, 3 colors or 5 coloor

2 Colors:

1 yard of first color

1/2 yard of second color

3 colors:

3/4 yard first color

1/2 yard of second and third colors

5 colors (will make two pillows)

3/4 yard of first color

1/2 yard of each of the other colors

All seams should be 15 cm or 5/8 inch. This project can be sewn by hand or on the machine

Step 1:

Cut one rectangle 22 x 19 inches

Cut 4 rectangles 11 x 13 inches

Step two:

Lay out fabric so that the rectangles form a larger rectangle that looks almost like a square.

Lay out fabric so that it is in the order you like

Step three:

Pin right sides together of two of the rectangles that are next to one another so that it looks like one of

the small rectangles.

Step 4: Sew along one of the short side

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the other small rectangles.

Step 6: Open each of the two longer rectancles and pin right sides together of the long thin rectangles.

Step 7:  Sew the two long rectangles together along the long seam

Step 8: Open up the new rectangle (it should be the same size as the big rectangle).

Step 9: Pin rectangles together right sides togher

Step 10: Sew all four sides leaving about a 3 inch opening so that you can turn it

Step 11: Make sure all pins have been removed and turn right side out.

Step 12: Stuff it so is as fluffy as you like

Step 13: Sew opening closed.

Step 14: Enjoy for yourself or give as a gift!