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Cute Quilted Throw Pillow

quilted throw pillow

I had some fabric left over from when I was in my mug rug frenzy, so I thought I’d use it and make a quick quilted throw pillow cover.

I wanted my pillow cover to be 16.5 inches square when done, so used my rotary cutter to cut thirty-six 3.25″ blocks.

Then I put then on my fancy fleece quilt wall-thing (Love it, even if I don’t know what to call it.) so I could make sure I like the lay-out.

cut-out-all-your-blocks

I sewed them together in blocks of four. Typically it seems like when you sew smallish patchwork squares like these, you piece them together in strips, and that’s normally how I’ve done it. But, my strips always turn out all wonky for some reason, so I decided to try doing it a little differently by sewing them into blocks of four. I really liked doing it that way. You can see in the next picture for I put them together.

blocks-of-4

Then I sewed the three top blocks together, the three middle blocks together and the 3 bottom blocks together. That left me with three big strips (didn’t totally get away from sewing strips!) to give me this.

isew-all-together

I quilted straight lines.

quilted

And ended up with this! Love it, if I do say so myself. 🙂

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