Sunday, November 17, 2013

Scrappy Christmas Throw Pillow Tutorial for the Bake Craft Sew Along!

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I am so in the mood for Christmas this year. Maybe it's because of the cute new house we're living in, maybe it's because it's been a long, hot summer and fall - I don't know. I'm just ready for cozying up under quilts and watching Christmas movies and yes - snow.

Scrappy Christmas Throw Pillow

I was asked to join in at Skip to my Lou to guest post for the Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along. I love this blog hop every year - so many awesome ideas in one place!

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I made a version of this scrappy throw pillow a few years ago, but never wrote up a proper tutorial for it. As far as sewing tutorials go, it's VERY simple, but this pillow is unique because it only uses one big piece of linen for the whole pillow & wraps around to make an envelope back out of itself. Pretty spiffy.

Scrappy Christmas Throw Pillow

Plus it uses some of my favorite red and green fabrics (or scraps of them), and I love that it's so quick to pump out this pillow - you could make a few in a day for a quick gift or last minute housewarming present.

Scrappy Christmas Throw Pillow





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Be sure to check out all the fabulous sewing projects shared this month for this Holiday Bake Craft Sew series going on all month long! And go visit to get the full tutorial for my throw pillow!


Scrappy Christmas Throw Pillow

Scrappy Christmas Throw Pillow

26 comments:

  1. My favorite hand made gift is a Noro scarf my daughter knit for me.

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  2. My favorite handmade gift was a felt owl ornament my mom made in my school colors.

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  3. I checked out your tutorial - very nice way to use one piece of fabric to make the whole pillow. I pinned it so it's saved and I can make it - I like that I can switch fabrics and turn it into an everyday pillow also! How fun! Thanks for sharing your tutorial! <3

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  4. yes, the Ticker Tape method of scraps, glue sticks, and quick quilting is marvelous and fun for all ages. For the last 3 yrs I have been teaching the color wheel to elementary school students using this Ticker Tape method.
    clever & quick pillow!

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  5. My favorite handmade gift was a dress my mom embroidered

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  6. probably pajama pants. My mom used to make night before Christmas pajama pants every year that we would open on Christmas eve. the perfect example of a handmade memory

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  7. My aunt made me (and my brother) felted stockings when we were little. We still use them every year.

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  8. Cute pillow. My mom made me a stained glass humming bird. So beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

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  9. A big painted rock from my niece. I use it as a door stop - it is awesome!

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  10. My favorite hand made gift has to be a crocheted blanket my mom made me. I usually am the one who gives hand made gifts, so something given to me is special.

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  11. Scarf my momma made. Jillfroelich@yahoo.com

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  12. My favorite handmade gift was a framed hand-stitched wedding announcement my friend gave me. :)

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  13. I don't get too many handmade gifts. I'd have to pick the denim quilt from my MIL. I love how heavy it feels when I get to snuggle under it.

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  14. My favorite handmade gift was a felt owl ornament

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  15. My sister made me a cross stitch sampler that she copied from a note card we purchased on vacation a long time ago. It is a treasure to me.

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  16. I have a quilt my mom made me as a small child still.

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  17. A friend of me handknit socks for me. I was so touched!

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  18. Mittens knitted by a dear friend. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway.

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  19. My quilt my mom made me as a kid :)

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  20. My "Miles Apart But Together At Heart" mug my best friend made me when I moved away!

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  21. my favourite handmade gift was a quilt made for me by my online quilting bee when I had a baby! I wouldn't have ever suspected and they did everything through the mail... it was truly an honour to receive and is treasured in my home!

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  22. My mother was a quilt maker and gave me 2 quilts on 2 different Christmases. One is a flannel log cabin and the other is from pretty pastel cottons. I love them!

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  23. How cute is that! Fun way to use scraps and make a nice gift for a special someone. I like that it looks like a scrappy quilt but without taking as long to make. Thanks for sharing the idea. Found out about you from Skip To My Lou.

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  24. Saw this on pinterest. Love it. Glad to have found your blog

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