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Wanderer Fabrics: Ancient Lands Pillow Tutorial

Hello fabric lovers,

Today I am working with Wanderer fabrics designed by April Rhodes! This line is very easy to work with and the prints inspire me to take the time to wander and enjoy the little things in life. Today I created a pillow called Ancient Lands and I am excited to share this fun and easy tutorial with you all. For more fun projects and tutorials make sure to check out the lookbook by clicking here!

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 Here is what you will need to get started!  

Fabric Requirements 

Fabric A- WAN-23306 - 1/6 yd.
Fabric B- WAN-13304 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric C- PE-422 - 5/8 yd.
Fabric D- PE-432 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric E- PE- 457 - 1/8 yd.

Cutting Directions 

Two (2) - 2 1/2” x 18 1/2” strips from Fabric A
Two (2) - 2 1/2” x 19 1/2” strips from Fabric A
Two (2) - 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric B
Two (2) - 4“ x 4” squares from Fabric B
Four (4) - 4“ x 4” squares from Fabric C
Four (4) - 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” squares from Fabric D
Four (4) - 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric D
Two (2) - 4“ x 4” squares from Fabric E
One (1) - 3 1/2” x 18 1/2” strip from Fabric E

 

Pillow Construction

To create two half square triangle with Fabric B and Fabric C. Take a 4” x 4” square from both fabrics. (Diagram 1.1) Place on top with right sides together! Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other with a pencil or water soluble pen. Sew on each side of the line you drew at 1 /4”. Cut on your diagonal line. Press seams open (Diagram 1.2)
Square off half square triangles to equal 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” (Diagram 1.3) You will need a total of 4 half square triangles from Fabric B and C, and four half square triangles from Fabric C and E. Repeat this process to create the rest of your HST’s.

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Take one 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric B and sew two HST’s from Fabric B and C
to each end following Diagram 2.1.

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Take the piece you made in Diagram 2.1 and sew two 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” squares from Fabric D on each side following Diagram 2.2. Repeat steps from Diagram 2.1 and 2.3 to create a total of two pieces that look like Diagram 2.2.

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Now take two HST’s from Fabric C and E and two 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric D. Sew together following Diagram 3. Repeat steps from Diagram 3 again to create two pieces that look like Diagram 3.

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Take one of the pieces you created in Diagram 3 and in Diagram 2.2 and arrange and sew the pieces following Diagram 4. Repeat this step with the other two pieces you created from Diagram 3 and Diagram 2.2.

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Take the two pieces your created in Diagram 4 and sew a 3 1/2” x 18 1/2” strip from Fabric E following Diagram 5.

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To sew the border around your pillow take two 2 1/2” x 18 1/2” strips from Fabric A
to the top and bottom of your piece. Next sew two 2 1/2” x 19 1/2” strips from Fabric A to the sides of your piece. Follow Diagram 6.

Ancient-Lands-Diagram-6Your pillow top is now complete. Use your pillow top as a template to cut out your backing of your pillow. I used Fabric C for my backing. Sew pillow top and backing right sides together and leave a 4 inch opening to turn right sides of pillow through. To make your pillow look nice and smooth create a muslin pillow case to fit into your pillow and stuff the poly-fill into the muslin case. Once your pillow is filled hand stitch your pillow closed.

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Hope you had fun making the Ancient Lands pillow using Wanderer fabrics! Pillows are a fun and easy way to change up a room without having to do much redecorating. Stay tuned for more fun projects.

Still Next Time,

Melissa Boike  

 

 

 

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