Hubster and I sleep with knee pillows (helps with back alignment or something), and they were getting shabby, so I made new ones. Then the covers were looking sad, so I made a bunch of new ones.
Hubster loves the kitties! Also the sharks, cards, and tacos.
I USED THE GOOD FABRIC! Well, for at least one side of each. I often purchase bold, colorful, large scale prints which don’t work for anything I normally do. It was fun to pair these with smaller, coordinating prints.
So I have (ahem) quite a few fat quarters. Each pillow or cover uses two FQs. 2 pillows + 8 covers = 20 FQs used, leaving me with…quite a few fat quarters.
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I use a 13" circle pattern (cut out of a cereal box) for both pillows and covers. A square pillow would waste less fabric and use the same instructions, but I like a round pillow better.
Pin two pieces of fabric (FQs or any fabric at least an inch larger than the pattern) right sides together.
Trace the circle onto one (I use a fine point sharpie), and stitch on the line (or just inside the line if you really hate the idea of it showing), leaving a 6" gap.
THEN cut off the excess fabric about 1/2" outside the stitch line.
Turn right side out, stuff, then fold the raw edges in, pin, and stitch closed by hand or machine.
hem the two short sides of the back FQ. Cut in half and overlap the hemmed edges about 4".
Put the front and back pieces right sides together.
Use a few pins to hold them tigether.
Trace the circle onto one (I use a fine point sharpie), and stitch on the line. Cut off the excess fabric about 1/2" outside the stitch line.