Color Blocking is the art of mixing solid color squares and rectangles into a bold design with inherent simplicity and inspired color. It lends itself especially well to patchwork, since the blocks of color are arranged on a grid.
It’s the call of the wild! This adorable lumbar pillow pair features a Gregarious Gator and an Amiable Elephant. You’ll find all the steps for three different appliqué techniques: outline and stitch, raw edge, and reverse.
This pillow showcases patchwork, fussy cutting, piping, and more. The design is based on a classic four-row grid that allows you to mix and match a wide variety of fabrics from within your favorite quilting cotton collection.
Fabric weaving plus decorative stitching-in-the-ditch packs a powerful color punch! Start with one 40-piece jelly roll bundle, and with clever seaming and slicing, end up with two different, yet completely coordinated 20” pillows.
Sweet tweets! Check out this cute pattern available in our Etsy Shop. You’ll pick your favorite floral fabrics to create six fine feathered friends, then appliqué them in place on a pair of stitched telephone lines.
Here’s a wonderful way to freshen up your space – indoors or out. Our pillow design features criss-cross lacing along the front closure to add a nautical spin. Bold stripes, cut in different directions, are a perfect fabric choice.
Make a goal to surround yourself with home décor that makes you smile. Our colorful mini bolster is a great start to your happiness project. It looks quite fancy with a ruched center panel, piping, and pony tail ends, but it’s so easy.
We created a beautiful abstract flower design with a bit of a whimsical feel – perfect to render in the soft texture of a quality wool blend felt. Done in striking solids, this appliquéd pillow makes a stunning statement.
Create a square pillow with an embroidered peace symbol and a coordinating rectangular pillow with the word PEACE embroidered in a gorgeous floral flourish. Our custom embroidery designs are offered as free file downloads.
Star Light, Star Bright. Make a wish upon these pretty stars of the holiday season. Our decorative pillows come in three sizes and three mix-and-match styles, each with a free pattern download. Use individually or as a set.
Our luxurious bow pillow can pretty up your bed or glamorize your sofa. Hesitant to work with faux fur? It’s really quite easy and particularly forgiving thanks to the deep pile that conceals any less-than-perfect stitching.
Display your passion with this set of clever appliquéd pillows. They break down the craft into three easy steps. Get free PDF downloads for each word and instructions to create professional, precise appliqué.
If you’re happy and you know it… make a pillow. This is what we envision Little Miss Muffet’s tuffet must have looked like. A little bit cushion and a little bit pillow in one! Gathering the top and bottom is easy!
Fussy. Cut. It means having your way with fabric, manipulating it to best showcase motifs and colors. This pillow trio was originally made in Tula’s De La Luna Halloween-themed fabric, but they’d be smashing in any of your faves.
This set of elegant pillows features wraparound cording for a unique, pretty-from-all-sides look. We selected two coordinated home décor prints within a single colorway to create a trio of pillows in three distinct shapes.
Real starfish belong in tide pools. Our starfish pillow belongs on your sofa… or bed or chair or bench. This quick and easy project has a full pattern. Use it to add a splash of nautical fun to freshen-up your summer décor.
What makes a great pillowscape? Gorgeous fabric, an interesting shape or two, and a few special bits of embellishment are a great start. We combined all these attributes to create a fabulous 50″ bolster with two matching rounds.
This beautiful custom embroidery design is offered as a free download in six major embroidery machine formats. The ascending and descending triangles of the design simulate a rosy sunrise reflected in a cool mountain lake.
For our Featured section, we’ve been focusing on projects that can use smaller pieces from your fabric stash. This lumbar pillow uses skinny cuts to create pretty strip patchwork. Wavy line free-motion quilting finishes the front.
From selecting the fabric to plopping the pillow into place, this pretty project is a perfect way to create Décor in a Day. We used our favorite tapering technique to help prevent crumpled corners.
Apply some old-fashioned goodness in a new way, creating a set of pillow covers wrapped in the Southern charm of classic, candy-colored seersucker. We added ruffles, rick rack trim, and a button placket back closure.
Let this pretty kitty keep watch over the rest of the pillows on your sofa or bed. The bold silhouette with its sweet dimensional bow is truly the Cat’s Meow. Our appliqué design is a free download, including the lettering.
Mixing textures is a fun way to create a unique look. For these toss pillows, we made one half cool cotton, the other half soft faux fur. When placed side-by-side and back-to-back, you get a pillow pile with plenty of personality.
The classic round bolster is a great way to add a new and interesting shape to your pile o’ decorator pillows. Cording accents and gathered ends are elegant touches that add true designer style yet are so very easy to accomplish.
Truly the Art of Thread; this pillow combines dense decorative stitching with machine embroidery accents and cool corner tassels. A décor or upholstery weight fabric gives the proper stability – a dark, solid makes the stitching pop.
This pillow is an example of fast and easy patchwork using a grid. The design is the same on both sides, but we turned one grid panel 90º to create an interesting effect front to back. Use some of your favorite small, colorful bits.
This time of year, baby showers seem to come in waves! Stumped for a great gift idea? This adorable pillow pair is one of our “Baby Shower Power Gifts.” The basic piped pillow pattern is fast and simple and the free, downloadable animal appliqués are super cute.
Looking for a Halloween pillow pal? How about a full size body pillow – maybe one that glows in the dark?! We used an envelope style closure for the bottom opening that hides the end of the pillow inside a hemmed pocket.
English paper piecing is handwork not machine stitching. Most people associate it with beautifully intricate quilt tops, but the precise, perfectly shaped pieces are just as wonderful on our pair of graphic pillows.
Freshen up the pillow-scape on your bed or sofa with this terrific trio. We used simple patchwork techniques to blend together 13 coordinating prints, creating three different pillow shapes: square, rectangle, and bolster.
We’ve all seen foam pool noodles. We invited them inside with our exclusive Land Noodles™. Thin, soft, and flexible; they’re made with rolled batting wrapped in cozy luxury fleece. For sleeping, lounging, and epic pillow fights.
Oilcloth is water resistant with a wipe-clean surface, making it ideal for patio living. “It will be too sticky for pillows,” you shout! These pillows are meant to be used as bright pops of color to decorate not for sleeping.
Creating undulating curves across a flat surface is a wonderful way to add dimensional interest to a cushion. Patchwork is a good choice for tufting because the intersecting lines give you a perfect grid for your stitching points.
A “Word Pillow” makes a bright, bold statement to add to your pillowscape. We include the appliqué template for “Ahoy,” but this time of year, you could build your own to suit the situation. How about: Dad, Grad, Smile or Hug?!
A bolster is a long, narrow pillow often used to support the back or neck. Our black + white version finishes at over 30″ with a flange at each end. It makes a dramatic statement across a bed or against the back of a couch.
Zippers are the trusty workhorses of the sewing world, going about their job, opening and closing without much fanfare. But it can be fun to let them out from between the seams to shine on their own, like this fashionable pillow.
The bolster is one of our favorite shaped pillows, we bet you will love it too – especially this classic style with closed, button-tufted ends. We added a touch of luxury with velveteen piping and covered buttons.