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Beautiful and stylish pillow!
Upgrade your home decor in style with this cute pillow! Download the PDF patter and start making this amazing project. Petals templates are attached :)

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  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Daisy Pillow  - Step 1
    Step 1

    C U T T I N G I N S T R U C T I O N S
    Cut 1 (one) 13" square of fabric A
    Cut 4 (four) 1½"×19½" strips of fabric A
    Cut 1 (one) 16½" square of fabric B
    Cut 1 (one) 14½" square of fabric B
    Cut 3 (three) 1½"×22" strips of fabric C
    Cut 1 (one) 10½" square of fabric C
    Cut 1 (one) 13" square of Steam a Seam 2 interfacing
    Cut 1 (one) 10½" square of Steam a Seam 2 interfacing

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Daisy Pillow  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 1. Trace template on fabric
    Fold a 10" square piece of paper in half to make a
    rectangle. Fold the rectangle again in half lengthwise to
    make a 5" square.
    • Using the “small petals” template to full size (provided
    on the last page of the pattern instructions), cut it on the
    line.
    • Align the 90° angle of the paper
    template with the CENTER
    of the double folded paper.
    Pin together all paper layers.
    • Cut on the line again, following the template. Unfold
    the paper, revealing the final template.
    • Trace the final template on one side of the 10½" interfacing
    square.
    • Peel the paper of the interfacing (on the opposite
    side that you traced) and fuse it to the WRONG side
    of 10½" fabric C square. Following the interfacing
    manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Cut through the line, and set piece aside.
    • Repeat previous steps with a 12½" square piece of
    paper, the “big petals” template and the corresponding
    13" fabric A and interfacing squares

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Daisy Pillow  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 2. Construct front unit of pillow
    Pin together all paper layers.
    • Cut on the line again, following the template. Unfold
    the paper, revealing the final template.
    • Trace the final template on one side of the 10½" interfacing
    square.
    • Peel the paper of the interfacing (on the opposite
    side that you traced) and fuse it to the WRONG side
    of 10½" fabric C square. Following the interfacing
    manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Cut through the line, and set piece aside.
    • Repeat previous steps with a 12½" square piece of
    paper, the “big petals” template and the corresponding
    13" fabric A and interfacing squares

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Daisy Pillow  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 3. Create miter corners
    • Grab the front unit you previously created. Place it
    on your ironing board RIGHT side up.
    • Working from the bottom right corner, pull down
    one end of the top strip, folding it inwards toward
    the edge of the bottom strip.(DIAGRAM 5)
    • Make sure the two edges are aligned and the fold
    makes a 45˚ angle. Press. (DIAGRAM 6) Pin over
    the diagonal fold.
    • Repeat previous steps with the other 3 corners.
    (DIAGRAM 7) Edge stitch each of the diagonals
    1/8” from the fold. (DIAGRAM 8)
    • Working from the wrong side of the unit, trim excess
    fabric from each corner, to a ¼” of the seam. Press
    Step 4. Add flowers to front unit
    Place the unit previously created unit on your ironing
    board, RIGHT side up.
    • Center the fabric A flower RIGHT side up on top of the
    pillow unit. Remove the other side paper. Fuse it following
    the interfacing manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Now, center and fuse the fabric C flower, rotating it a
    little bit to allow the other petals to show.
    • To protect the raw edges of the fabric, make applique
    or decorative stitch around the entire perimeter
    of the flower or petals.

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Daisy Pillow  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 5. Make rounded corners
    On the wrong side of the front unit, measure and mark
    1¼" from one corner (down, and then to the right), and
    ½" inwards, toward the center of the square.
    • Connect dots with a pencil, and cut through the line.
    (DIAGRAM 9)
    • Repeat on remaining corners and also on the 16½" fabric
    B square (back of the pillow). Set pieces aside.
    Step 3. Create miter corners
    Step 4. Add flowers to front unit

    Step 6. Make piping piece
    • Join three 1½"×22” fabric C strips together on the short
    sides, with a ¼" seam allowance. Press seams open.
    • Lay this long strip flat, RIGHT side down. Place the
    cording piece along the center, aligning the beginning
    of both.
    • Wrap the fabric around the cording as you work.
    Using your zipper foot attachment for your sewing
    machine, baste down the entire length of the strip
    roughly 1₈" from the fabric edge to make the piping.

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Daisy Pillow  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 7. Attach piping cord
    • Place the front unit (the one with the fused flowers)
    RIGHT side up. Pin the piping piece around the sides,
    with raw edges aligning.
    • With the piping or zipper foot on the machine, stitch
    the piping piece to the fabric slightly ¼" from the
    edge. Begin stitching on the middle of one pillow side
    leaving a loose tail on the piping of about 1".
    • Remove pins as you stitch. When you get close to a
    corner, stop stitching and make two slits on the piping
    fabric (exactly on the corner) with a pair of scissors a
    bit less than ¼” deep (be careful not to cut into the
    stitching line). This step is to help you pivot 90° your
    stitching on each corner.
    • Stitch all the way around and stop 1” before the meeting
    point. Unwrap the fabric covering the cord. Overlap
    the ending tail over the starting tail and cut the
    excess piece where they meet. Wrap the fabric back
    again and cut it ½" passing the cord. Fold the end ¼"
    inwards and wrap over the starting tail. Make sure the
    fabric covers the piping cord. Stitch the open section
    and backstitch both ends to secure.
    • Keep this unit RIGHT side up, place the 16½" fabric
    B square on top (RIGHT side down). With raw edges
    aligned, start sewing with ¼" seam, sandwiching the
    piping.
    • Sew all the way around, starting from one of the sides,
    and leaving a 4" opening to insert the pillow form.
    (DIAGRAM 10)
    • Turn the pillow right side
    out and insert the pillow
    form, and close by
    hand.

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