Monday, July 31, 2017

A Quilted Pillow with HandWoven Fabric

A couple of my friends asked if it was possible to use my  handwoven fabric to make a quilt.  I didn't want to make an entire quilt to find out - so I decided to try a variation.
Making a quilted pillow cover would allow me to play with the idea without a huge time investment. I considered some possibilities and did a lot of research.  I have played with several ideas and methods.  Finally I settled on a way of combining the two that works wonderfully and makes me very happy.
Today I took a pieced pillow top that I had shown once before and finished it into a pillow.
The combination of the hand woven fabric, some hand dyed fabrics and some commercial quilting fabrics really make this a fun pillow. I love the quilting method that I used for this.  I am sure I can even teach a beginner to quilt a pillow top this way.
I have worked this method up for a class that is planned for August in Peachtree City Georgia.   Now there are three complete samples - I showed the other two on this post.  I have made some other "pieces" to use as examples in the class.

Planning a class like this is a good bit of work, but it certainly helped me to refine the technique for this.

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8 comments:

Barbara said...

Yes, it works! Colorful and interesting, as always.

Debbie said...

Great finish and good class sample. Take the quilting design from the design elements always works.

Jeanna said...

Combining those materials really made a nice pillow. The colors are wonderful and the quilting adds to the fun of it. Good luck with the class!

Marlene said...

Beautifully done. I think it would be fun to experiment making clothing using this piecework combining handwoven and commercial fabric. Makes me wish I had more of a fabric stash to draw on.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Very nice!! Good luck with the class - ;))

kathyinozarks said...

great idea for a pillow-loving it!
I have a new blog now too http://hummingbirdwoodlandstudio.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

What a clever thing to do I love the two different fabrics....good luck teaching....

Sandy said...

That's prett cool