Learn How to Sew Patchwork Pillows

Learn how to sew patchwork pillow patterns including the "eight-point star" and "robbing peter to pay paul."



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 Take your 16 squares and group them into eight sets of two side-by-side blocks.
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 Pair each of the eight rectangles off with a neighbor to obtain the four squares.
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An eight-pointer star pillow.
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 Complete the Eight-Pointed Star patch work block by connecting the rectangles along the remaining seam..
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 Start by matching each small quadrangle with one of its neighbors.
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In the "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul" design, arrange all 53 cloth pieces in the pattern shown.
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 Next, join the two pairs of squares.
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 Sew the nine squares into three strips.
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 Stich the longer bands to the other sides.
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 Finally, to complete your patchwork masterpiece, connect the bands into the single large block.
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 Once you've cut the border ribbons, sew the shorter strips to opposite (parallel) sides of the square.
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 Pair off the resulting 16 rectangles to yield the eight large blocks.
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 After the trim has been attached, sandwich the pillow's backing and the patchwork — right sides together — between the muslin squares.
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 If you're planning to apply piping, baste the trimming — with the cording facing in — around the patchwork's perimeter.
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