Thursday, July 13, 2017

12 Days of Christmas in July - Tutorial and Giveaway

 
Welcome to the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!  I am excited to share my pillow sham tutorial with you and hope you will also visit Carole at From My Carolina Home and Sharon at Vroomans Quilts to see what they have made.  You can see the full line up of blogs here.  If you leave us all comments on our featured days you will be entered to win a prize and there will be prizes for each day of the hop!  Be sure to also swing by and thank Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for putting all this together.
 
Pillow shams are a great way to use up scraps and practice free-motion quilting (FMQ). I made my pillow sham to fit a 16 inch pillow form, wanting something larger to cuddle with during the winter. Winter seems very far away at the moment with this 100° weather!
I used 1.5-inch strips of Christmas fabric to create strippy half-square triangle blocks that finished at 4 inches, then arranged them in a pinwheel pattern according to my husband's input (he said it made him happy, which is important of course).
 
I then basically made a table runner that measured 16.5 inches by 35.5 inches unfinished.  You can see I added a 3.5 inch strip to one end of my top, this was to make it long enough to overlap in the back.
 
 Here is a good shot of my FMQ.  I was able to do a continuous line pattern so I only had to bury a couple threads, a very nice time saver!
After your top is quilted, trim the batting leaving a quarter inch of batting around the edges.  Then bind the short ends.
 
Place the quilted piece right side up on the table. Fold the end that you want to see when the sham is turned right side out approximately 8 inches towards the center.  With the pattern I used I folded it two blocks width.
 
Then fold the other side in so that there is about a 3-inch overlap.  Again, with the pattern I used I folded two blocks width plus the strip.
 
 Here is a close-up of the overlap.
 
I have found I like to clip my edges together using Wonder Clips for the next sewing step because it's pretty thick with four layers of fabric and two layers of batting, and even more so where the flaps overlap.  Using a walking foot, sew a straight seam about half an inch from the edge (I used the edge of my walking foot as measurement).  Take your time as you go over the bound ends so you don't break a needle.  I also suggest backstitching a couple times where the bound ends are to strengthen where the sham will experience the most stress when putting the pillow form in.
 
Next, trim the corners down so that they will be less bulky when turned inside out.  Then sew a wide zigzag along the edge to clean it up and keep the fabric from fraying.
 
 Here is a close-up of my stitching.  The long straight stitch right next to the zigzag is my basting stitch, not the stitch to enclose the pillow sham.
 
 All that is left is to turn the pillow sham inside out!
 
 View from the back.
 
View from the front.
 
I hope you will try making a pillow sham using this method.  Send me a photo if you do!  My email is brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com.
 
Remember to leave a comment on our blogs as you visit to be entered in the giveaways.  There are twelve(!) prizes to be won!
If you need comment inspiration, how about telling me your favorite small, homemade Christmas gift to give or receive, I'm always looking for more ideas!
 
Merry Christmas in July!
~Brandy
 
 
And in case anyone was wondering where the quilt inspectors were during this process, well you can find them near a window, soaking up as much sunshine as possible!
 
 
Linking up to Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/2017/07/lets-bee-social-186.html


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Nancy J said...

Brandy, you too are off to give the 12 days blog hop a fabulous start. Pillow shams, lovely with the red and green. And the inspectors, naturally they are my favourites of all. I have 3 of them down here!!!

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

Cute =) thanks for sharing.

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Thanks so much for a great start the the 12 days!! I look forward to seeing all that your groups has put together.

Joanne said...

These are wonderful and I like your FMQ!I like using this method for pillows because it makes it so easy to flip right side out and have a front and back that look great. Thanks for the tutorial!

minibea12 said...

Lovely pillow sham! Perfect for Christmas!
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GranChris said...

Very nice indeed. I like to make ornaments so I am always looking for patterns to inspire me.

Julie said...

I am going to give this a try...thanks :)

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I've never made a cover that way before, yours looks great, so easy and straightforward, thank you for the tutorial.

sewyouquilt2 said...

thanks for the tutorial I just may have to make one. Your pillow sham is so festive and nice. your quilting inspectors are cute. Mine would have their two faces and paws right in the middle as I tried to photograph the project. silly helpers!
can't wait to see what others are making. I am making zippy bags at the moment for my Christmas gift box. I keep one in my sewing room and when a project is done in it goes. I presently have Christmas table runners, pillowcases , mugrugs and a few zippy bags in there. sweet!

Christine Sullivan said...

This seems like a quick easy project. Thank you for the tutorial and participating in the blog hop.

Julie in GA said...

Great tutorial! Your pillow sham looks wonderful, and you made it very easy to see how yours was constructed.

Momma Llama said...

Great ideas for a quick Christmas project. Pattern reminds me of peppermints. Perfect for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. Thanks D. Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

Patty said...

Nice tutorial, thanks.

ledamewood said...

Great tutorial, and I can see so many possibilities for this block too.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great gift idea!!! Thanks for sharing

Liz Horgan said...

Great idea--could be Christmas theme or any other holiday!
Have a great weekend!

Bizarre Quilter said...

how fantastic! Thank you for sharing your idea for putting a sham together. Worth all the machine work if it isn't getting washed every week.

Happy Christmas in July!

Roma said...

Lovely project. I will give it a try. The blog hop will be fun.

Debbie said...

Great tutorial. Love your quilting on this:)

pajtr said...

Thank you! Great directions for a beautiful project!
And, your free motion quilting is wonderful!... Did you do this on your treadle machine???
(By the way, your Little Helper's sweet twin sister lives at my house!!)
Pat T.

Linda Williamson said...

Great pillow sham tutorial. Thanks for sharing and starting off the 12 Days Blop hop with a winner.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Very nice tutorial, just the way I like to do shams too, with the overlap. That is a stunning B&W photo, you have a great eye!!

Patricia said...

Not a new ornament but my girls loved making popcorn and cranberry garlands every year.
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Forgiven said...

I make pillow covers this way, but I've never quilted them. I like this idea for Christmas gifts!

Susan said...

This is a bright cheery pillow sham. I like the way you did the strippy HSTs. I like to make mug rugs, ornaments, hot pads and placemats for gifts.

rosemaryschild said...

Wonderful Christmas pillow-love the quilting! Thank you, Susan spierssusan52@gmail.com

Amy said...

These pillows are perfect for the tons of Christmas scraps that I have! The serged inside edges are perfect for the finish. Thanks for the instructions!

ThreadCatcher said...

I've never made a pillow sham, what a great idea for scraps! Thanks for the tutorial.

MonaR said...

Love this tutorial--your photos are most excellent! My mind was still thinking about pillows with separate fronts and backs and this is such a good way to skip all that edge finishing. New squishy quilted pillow shams are in the very near future for us--yay! Thanks

Jean said...

I have some pillows that could use Christmas shams. Thanks.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the tutorial. A nice way to do a quilted pillow sham - never thought of that!

Betsy said...

I live how you made these. Would be great to make some for every season

Darlene said...

Thanks for the pillow pattern, I always think they look good in Christmas pictures but never take the time to make one. I think I will now. Great job.

Danice said...

Beautiful shams. Thank you for the tutorial. Gotta love festive holiday pillows :)

Charlene S said...

Great tutorial. Beautiful pillow sham

Gene Black said...

I do like the idea of Christmas pillow shams. It is easy enough to change and doesn't take near as much storage space as a full quilt takes.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice project. I really like the treadle irons in the last picture. I'm a sucker for vintage machines, and was stitching on one of my treadles yesterday.

Anne said...

Christmas pillow shams are a super idea! Less intensive last minute quilting!

Linda said...

Lovely fresh colours. I love this style of HSTs.

Lori said...

your kitty is lovely. looks like ours. we have a Russian blue mix. I love the pillow sham. thanks for the great idea. I now have a great idea for all the little pieces of Christmas fabric.
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Mary Crawford said...

What fun this will be to follow all of the patterns. Always wanted to make a pillowsham - maybe this year
it will have to happen.

Allison said...

Such a great pillow sham! I love the Christmas colors.

karen a. said...

Great tutorial, thanks.

MissPat said...

I love pinwheels. This design would also make a lovely table runner. I always wait too long to start Christmas projects or any holiday, for that matter. Thanks for participating.
Pat

maggie fellow said...

wonderful tutorial and such a cute gift idea - beautiful

Nancy Lewis said...

I love your pillow idea. I make a lot of potholders with left over quilt blocks. This way, I always have a little something to add to a Christmas gift.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

adorable!!!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful shams. I have always loved a pinwheel design and the red and green with the white makes it so elegant.

jrquilts said...



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Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Fabulous tutorial. You make it look so easy. Loved your comment about making your hubby happy!

Melody Lutz said...

Hummmmm....pillows for Christmas!!!

Sandra said...

Every Christmas I make a new pillow for my couch. I think I've found the one I will make this year! So pretty and your directions are very well written and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

Rosalie Kimbrell said...

Very cute!

DebbieM said...

Thank you for the pillow sham idea. So very cute!!

eileen said...

Great pillows idea, I'm always open to pillow gift ideas!
Nice blog hop to get us going for Christmas!

Judy Sanders said...

Thanks for pillow pat. I think I will make this one.

Mary C said...

This is really a do-able project. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Pillows!!!!
The gift that keeps on giving!!!!

Abigail Dolinger said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

piecefulwendy said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this! I'm wondering if I could use a small table runner and turn it into a pillow. Hmmm.

Tirzah Collins said...

I'VE NEVER THOUGHT TO CONSTRUCT A PILLOW IN THIS MANNER BUT I'M GOING TO GIVE IT A TRY FOR SURE THANKS FOR THE GREAT TUTORIAL READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

Sherry said...

Thank you for a great tutorial. I think I will use this for a couple of Christmas gifts. . . maybe if I start now they will actually get finished in time for Christmas!! LOL

I can also see how this would be a great way to practice on my mid-arm quilting machine.

As for small gifts to give. . . I have made needle cases and pincushions. I have also done ornaments (both fabric & crocheted).

Have a lovely day,

Sherry V.

Diantha said...

What a cute idea! For Christmas gifts I have given potholders, and more recently, mug rugs with Christmasy themes.

tink's mom said...

What a great method for making a pillow. Thanks for sharing it with us. You'll have to wait til the 20th for my gift giving idea. See you then.

Mary said...

Great comments so far, Congrats on making a fun Pillow Sham in this heat!
I can say it looks even better, in person.

Beth Sprister said...

A decorative pillow can add so much to a room.

Ashley said...

What a wonderful tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to create and share it! I have some Christmas precuts I won some years ago that would be perfect for this project. Thanks for the inspiration!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a great idea for a pillow cover! Thanks for the tutorial!

Beth said...

Some years I make pillowcases, and I always get a lot of positive feedback. Years later I will hear that the pillowcases are still being used, and loved. I think there is something really comforting about going to sleep on a homemade pillowcase, and there are so many fun fabrics now that it's easy to personalize them.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Lovely tutorial! I am participating in the TATW by Sarah with a bundle of Craftsy's Colonial Manor in red and cream, but enlarging the strips to 3.5" wide and making 6 strip sets to make a queen size quilt. Thanks for hosting!

AuntieD said...

How lovely and simple. I've started a table runner to celebrate but love the pillow - maybe a gift?

Susan said...

That is probably the easiest way I have seen to do a pillow - I'm inspired! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Wow, yet another great tutorial! I love the pinwheels!

Bonnie said...

Thanks so much for this neat pattern. I need to make a pillow for a friend for Christmas and this will work great.

Paige said...

What a festive project, thanks for sharing!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Great FMQ on your project. Your pillow sham looks great. Thanks for the idea. I like to make aprons to gift. But I'm not making one for this hop. I didn't think of it.
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Barb Neiwert said...

What a very Christmasy project. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful pillow. Nice idea to use just one piece and fold it over. I will have to try that next time. I have made rice bags as little gifts at Christmas. Put them in the freezer for bumps and bruises. Or microwave them a short time for those aches and pains. Everyone loves them.

swooze said...

Nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing

Jeanna said...

This is a great pillow tutorial, thank you for sharing.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

So cute, and a great idea to have on hand for dressing up a guest bedroom for the holidays! Awesome job.

Loris said...

Fun idea! I like the quilting choices too :-)

DMC said...

what a nice pillow sham, a bit more than I usually do, but like it lots, a good idea for a gift.

Briarose said...

I was looking for a way to do this to a sham, thanks. Going to be a busy weekend....

Rita Lynn said...

I like this tutorial. It is useful anytime of year.

Donna W said...

Thanks for the tutorial. These will come in real handy.

Patricia Anderson said...

Great projects!

Pam said...

Cool project! Thanks!!

Susan said...

Thanks for the pillow sham tutorial. I really like the stripy half square triangles so will give this a try using holiday fabric scraps.

gardenwitch said...

What a fun project and a good idea for practicing machine quilting. I am definitely going to try it.

Heather said...

What a great pillow sham method! I can't wait to try it out! That will make a really cute little deco pillow,for,the middle of the bed!

Ramona said...

Oh now that is a cool idea! And your sham is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your idea.

jann said...

Great FMQ! I've used this method for shams before and really like it although I use a backing fabric, not the quilted part. I'll have to try it this way....and the little striped triangles are great.

BeachQuilter said...

I love these striped pinwheels, I think it's time to make some in holiday fabrics of which I have plenty of!

Sharon Tucker said...

Oh I definitely need to make a few of these for the holidays...and since we'll be moving in Oct/Nov, NOW is the time for me to do it! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

Vicki in MN said...

It would be awesome to use some of the leftover triangles from the flippy corner cut offs-I never know their technical term, LOL Great tute!

Sewgirl said...

Your pillow cover is a great idea. I like changing up pillows on my couch for the seasons. Thanks for the idea and great tutorial.

JoZart Quilts said...

Looks like we will all be the best dressed homes for C******AS 2017. Great project simple but very effective.
Jo

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

That is so pretty. Thank you very much for the instructions on how to make it!! Nancy

Lisa Marie said...

I love making and giving table runners. Pillows are a great idea too -- might have to make some for my family members who have already been given numerous table runners!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I like that you can use this pattern for more than one purpose. A pillow sham that is Christmas themed is a great idea to be working on now. And a table runner to match ... both will be doable if I start now.

Bev said...

This is definitely going on my to do list thank you for the tutorial and blog hop

Farm Quilter said...

Thank you for showing me an easy way to make pretty pillow shams!! SOOOOO much easier than the way I did it (and hated!).

Cynthia Knapp said...

Very cute pillow shams. Thank you for sharing the demo. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Jayne said...

I like the idea of stripey half square triangles

Leslie Kohn said...

This is a very cute idea! I want to make some pillows for our daughters for Christmas and this pattern might just be the first one I make! Thanks so much for sharing!

Janice Holton said...

Great pillow tutorial and I love the photo of your quilt inspector. :)

Tami Von Zalez said...

NOW I know where to find the quilt inspectors! Happy hopping ~

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Sandi1100 said...

Wonderful tutorial on pillow shams and a great idea for Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Tonya Reichard said...

What a wonderful idea! I love this idea and can easily switch out the covers for various holidays. I usually do Christmas but might consider of times too!!!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Too cute!! Love the quilting you did on it, too!!!

Patty said...

What a beautiful sham! On my to do list - thank you!

drquilter said...

Love the idea of a pillow sham - great way to use up some scraps! Your cat looks just like a cat I had when I first got married. I named her Sterling for her grey color.

VA said...

What a great project! I like to make zipper pouches for gifts and include travel size lotion and lip balm.

KaHolly said...

Cute AND clever! Every year, I add a quilt to my daughter's growing collection of seasonal and holiday wallhangings. Now, I know it might sound funny to receive maybe an Easter wallhanging at Christmastime, but she delights in receiving them and loves to change them out.

Pamela R said...

Like the way you put it together. Thanks!! Reply: pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

Material Girl said...

Pretty pillow. I find it interesting that the patterns that I most enjoy are the simple ones. Not really simple as traditional, done with modern fabrics. They just seem so homey but timeless too!

desertskyquilts said...

That's pretty quick and easy! I like how even your loops are. Thanks for an easy-to-follow tutorial. I like your pattern test quilt from yesterday, too. dezertsuz at gmail

kt said...

Love your method of making pillow shams--can't wait to try it out--thanks for sharing!!!

Unknown said...

Love this pillow sham tutorial. Merry Christmas ...early!

annemarie said...

Love your pillow sham - perfect for the holidays.

Vicki H said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I love your quilting.

Teatime Creations said...

I love your idea of creating the pillow top using pinwheels stitches from Xmas scraps. Very pretty. Great start to the hop.

Laura said...

Love the quilting motifs. Thanks for the wonderful photos.

Debbie Darlington said...

I have cats (two) that like to hang out with their people too! Thank you for the happy, Christmasy pillow cover!
Debbie
ollieami@aol.com

Sarah Craig said...

Brandy, that is absolutely adorable! And I love that you got your husband's input on layout - a true family project!! Thanks so much for getting the hop off to such a great start!

Suze said...

Great idea and tutorial. Makes me want to make a pillow, too!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love furry inspectors. Wonderful tutorial and share. I can see almost any block used for this.

JANET said...

Interesting way of sewing the sham. I will have to try that. I am almost finished with my quilt and wanted to make shams to go with it.

Kathy E. said...

Your pillow shams are lovely! I've always admired homes that are so well-decorated for the holidays...right down to the bedrooms and bathrooms. These would be perfect in a guest room to brighten the stay!

Carol W said...

Nice project and great quilting

Jollygirl said...

I enjoy making Christmas ornaments for my grandkids every year. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Dawn F said...

Neat tutorial. I have never made a quilted pillow sham before. Sadly, I don't typically homemake a lot of Christmas gifts. Sometimes ornaments, but I have not quilted a lot of gifts.

Hilachas said...

Christmas pillow share! What a great idea.

Meloney said...

So pretty and so fun.
Your quilt inspector looks like my son't cat.

June D said...

Great directions for pillow sham - thanks so much!

Carol C. said...

So pretty -- love the pinwheels!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Last year I made microwaveable bowl covers, the year before journal covers -- both were fun to make.

Sharon Brown said...

Enjoyed your lovely tutorial. What a nice idea for Christmas gifts. I like making French seam pillowcases for my children and grandchildren, using fabrics that are fun or display their current interests. I must make a few of these! Thank you for sharing.

Lindah said...

Lovely quilting. Thank you.

Pamela Arbour said...

Thanks for your tutorial. I never thought of doing it that way. Very versatile!

Karen said...

I love making string blocks and this pattern is cute! I need shams for the bed and this will be perfect! Thank you!

Judy Zoll said...

Hmmm, never thought about tablerunners as pillow covers. Have some seldom used ones that might have a new purpose!

Jan Snell said...

What a great idea! I am determined to use up all my Christmas scraps. I think I can make the pillow with leftover once my strip sets are cut for Sarah's trip. Thanks.

Catherine Dorsey said...

This gives me an idea for using military fabrics for my military men. Thank you

Chiska said...

How cool is that?! I haven't found a really good quick little gift. My go-to is a relaxing neck pillow. I've made enough of them that they go together pretty quickly.

Nona said...

Great pillow sham idea. I can use this with an existing pillow and change for each holiday.

Cut&Alter said...

This is such a lovely idea for using up scraps and the result is wonderful. I will definitely bookmark this to make this Christmas. Thank you!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a wonderful idea for a holiday project! Thanks for participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop.

Deb said...

Great idea! Doesn't look like "leftovers" at all. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop!

Gloria said...

Lovely and not too over the top for a man's sofa.

MaryBeth Little said...

thanks for the tutorial.

Patti said...

I love you pillow covers, they'll make great gifts!

Michele T said...

Cushion covers are great gift giving ideas!!! I like to make placemats and runners too!

Carolyn Jones said...

Cute project - love the pinwheels!

Cecilia said...

Great project! I needed a good pillow sham and this would be great. Thanks!

queenie said...

Going to give this pillow a try, think it would be a nice gift. Thanks

BarefootThunder said...

beautiful design, pinwheels make me happy too. thanks for the great tutorial :)

Maxine Shaw said...

Lovely cushion... I think I need one of these to go on the couch with my Christmas quilt. Thank you for the inspiration!

Maxine Shaw said...

Lovely cushion... I think I need one of these to go on the couch with my Christmas quilt. Thank you for the inspiration!

delaineelliott said...

This is a beautiful pillow sham. Thank you for sharing it.

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NJGardenLady said...

What a wonderful sham. Great for gifts and me! Thank you so much!

Jody said...

I love your striped pinwheels, and great tutorial for making a pillow cover that's quilted on both sides. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Woodward said...

Beautiful pillow shams, going to pass this along.

Stephanie Woodward said...

Beautiful pillow shams, going to pass this along.

Abbigail said...

I still love getting little homemade pin cushions!

Gloria Cotten said...

I love pinwheel blocks any way and these are just spectacular! thanks for the great idea! Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

barbara woods said...

I made micro wave cosys last year

wendy said...

Cute pillow sham and great quick gift. Thank you!

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks for sharing. I love your pillow

bdieges said...

Great idea, never thought about quilting a pillow sham. Perfect!

Barb said...

Your machine quilting looks really nice!--I am still learning. barkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Karen said...

Cute pillow sham. Your free motion quilting looks great!

Tina Jeo said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing. tljeo at yahoo dot com

sewlost said...

I like your shams. Good idea about the practice. Thanks
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Ursula Yeo said...

Two of my favorite gifts to give are small zip bags and wrap bowls. They can always have little treats or surprises added to them to suit the occasion or person receiving the gift. It is a great way to use up scraps.

Shelley E said...

What a lovely sham! They are great because they don't take up much room when stored after the holidays compared to a stuffed pillow. Your tutorial is great.

Delissa Crellin said...

What a great ans easy to follow tutorial. Thanks for being part of the 2017 Christmas in July Blog Hop

Quiltsmiles said...

Great tutorial and nice finish. Thanks for sharing.
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Peggy said...

Beautiful pillow. I've made some pillows from cross stitched pieces.
Thanks,
Peggy
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Michele said...

Your pillow sham turned out really nice. I haven't made any quilted ones yet and I just might have to do that with my leftover Kate Spain Christmas charms.

Linda said...

Love your pillow!Thanks for sharing in the Christmas Hop!
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Deborah said...

Wow, I think your pillow sham is great. Time to dig out the Christmas fabric tub and get busy. these will make darling gifts. Thank you for sharing.

Deborah said...

Wow, I think your pillow sham is great. Time to dig out the Christmas fabric tub and get busy. these will make darling gifts. Thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

Shams are a great idea--very nice!
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suzanprincess said...

Your pillow is so pretty, and I love pinwheels--I think I'll adapt your idea to make some placemats, in Christmas fabrics and others as well.

CathieJ said...

I love that pillow sham! I may have to try this soon. I need some Christmas pillows.

Jen said...

Great tutorial. I was just thinking I needed to make some of these. You make it seem so easy. And I love those string pinwheels!

Bonnie said...

Your free motion quilting is great. Your choice of quilting really fits with your piecing. Nice tutorial.

Amy said...

Brandy,
The pillow cover is just beautiful. :) Thank you for the tutorial.

Kay said...

I always get out my Christmas cushions as they make the room look extra special. Thank you for a great tutorial. x

Melissa said...

Great tutorial! I've always wanted to attempt a pillow with a zipper closure

Kelly O. said...

this is gorgeous!!

mangozz said...

Cute pillow - it almost sparkles! I have a quilt inspector too. When I'm not sewing he sits right next to the machine and cries.

Sarah J said...

Pinwheels are one of my favorites! My sister makes great gifts, so anything from her is always a great treat!

tamara gassen said...

Love the pillow sham. Colors pop with the quilting. Awesome🎅

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

i love how the pattern continues around the back

kathy slaughter cummings said...

Gorgeous pillow!! Thank you for this great giveaway!
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Dar in Mo said...

I love your scrappy Christmas pillowcover. That is such a good idea for using up scraps and so easy too. Thanks for the tutorial.

Leanne Parsons said...

The pillow is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your method for making it. My favourite small handmade Christmas gift to make or to receive is ornaments :)

Barb said...

I like the pillow shams--good for a sofa nap!
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