For the backstory on the quilts used to make these pillows, visit mt appliqued quilt to bag post. For the short version, I was handed down a couple quilts from my art teacher friend who wanted them made into pillow covers.
I cut the quilts into (4) 18" squares so I could make pillow covers for 16" pillows. These were the pillows my friend was most interested in:
This was the smallest quilt, so there wasn’t any left over quilting for any other projects.
The other quilt had houses, birds, and some children. She didn’t like the children part for a pillow, and that’s what I made into the aforementioned bag.
Here are the pillows made from the other quilt alongside the matching bag:
I am most familiar with the envelope pillow style, so that was the closure I used. I think the fabric is really pretty and happy it matched both quilts:
I used a sew in hemming tape to help me easily create the inside seam. I used the hemming tape, then folded again and sewed down the folded edge.
Here are all the pillows and the bag all together:
I was really excited to find and order (4) 16" pillow inserts from walmart.com for $13 plus tax and shipping. Great deal!
I am really happy with how this turned out and it makes me want to rescue more misfit quilts!
Thanks for looking!