We call this a “jewel box pillow” because of its rows of diamonds. But a diamond is just a square turned on point. So the front is really just six simple rows stitched on the diagonal. Piping and covered buttons soften the angles.
A great gift idea for Father’s Day. Classic wool plaid forms the back, white cotton duck for the front, twisted cording around the edges, and black felted wool for the appliqués that mimic the look of vintage shadow silhouettes.
This pillow features a unique way to make ordinary piping pop. You start with jumbo piping, which requires a wide fabric strip as a wrap. This fabric strip then becomes the base for two rows of bold decorative stitching.
The pleated front is embellished with thin belted accents and a bow. With no intricate angles or curves, a pillow is a great project to practice pleating. Master the fold-and-tuck method and you can use it again and again.