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Use up your fabric stash to make this wavy pillow top.
Sew together strips of fabric from your favorite fabric jelly roll or your fabric stash, to make this three-dimensional wavy pillow top.

Posted by Karen R. from Kansas City, Missouri, United States • Published See Karen R.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Memory Lane Pillow Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    First lay out the strips in the order you want to sew them. Stack them in a neat pile, so you are ready to sew with them.

    With right sides together, sew all long sides of the strips together using a 1/4" seam.
    On the back side, press all the seams flat in one direction.

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Memory Lane Pillow Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a 1/4" seam, sew seams with wrong sides of fabric together, encasing the original seam. When folding the fabric together, try and keep the just sewn seam centered in the middle of the fold.

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Memory Lane Pillow Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Starting in center of pillow, mark a vertical line from top to bottom.

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Memory Lane Pillow Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mark 4 more lines on either side of the center line at 2" apart.

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Memory Lane Pillow Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin - Starting with the first strip, find the middle line just made and pin the first seam in the middle facing down. Pin the seam to the left and the seam to the right facing up, then alternate pinning the rest of the seams up and down to create a "wave."
    On the next strip, alternate the direction you pinned to create a "wave" and continue pinning the rest of the seams. On the side seams, pin in the same direction as the nearest vertical seam.
    Sew across all layers and seams following the vertical lines.

  • How to sew a patchwork cushion. Memory Lane Pillow Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    The edges of the pillow top may be slightly uneven after sewing the strips together. Cut off the uneven edges and cut the pillow top and pillow back so they are 21" x 21". (Or as close to this measurement as you can get.)
    Pin together front to back with right sides together. Using 1/2" seam, sew around 3 edges. On the fourth side, leave a 10" opening to insert the pillow form. Insert the pillow and hand stitch the opening closed.

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