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DIY Christmas: Christmas Pillows

I had a ton of scraps left over from my Christmas quilt, so I made three Christmas pillow covers to match it and love the way they turned out.

The first one I made was just 2.5 inch blocks sewn together in strips. (Very simple project, btw!)

I made the next one in strips.

And for the last one, I made a string quilt block. I used this awesome tutorial, and I cannot wait to make an entire quilt from these squares.

The only thing I’ll do differently next time is that I will definitely make a border to go around the quilt block. It was super hard to attach a lining without one.

I installed invisible zippers on all three pillow covers using this (also awesome) tutorial.

And all three pillows again, from a slightly different angle.

Merry Christmas!

(p.s. I am linking up to Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, Holiday Link Party 2011 @ Momnivore’s Dilemma, and Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence and A Craft Soiree @ Katie’s Nesting Spot.)


  1. This is really cute! I love the colors you chose!

    I would love for you to link up more awesome stuff at my new link party starting every Monday and lasting throughout the week!

    snap, craft & blog till your heart’s {content} @ a content housewife {blog}


  2. They’re beautiful and so cheerful! Thank you for linking up and please drop by and see your pillow’s featured in this week’s newest Crafty Soiree!


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