Pint-Sized Pillow

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Today marks the last project feature (for now) for our brand new line of EZ-Steam™ products. We’re excited to share the Pint-Sized Pillow, a little throw pillow with coordinating fabrics and contrasting piping. This is a great project to spruce up a neutral colored chair or to brighten up a child’s room. The best part is, we discovered that using our EZ-Steam™ II Tape makes adding the piping a much easier process. Whether you’ve working with piping before or not, this project is perfect for beginners. EZ-Steam™ makes everything easy!!

All fabrics and supplies for this project were purchased (and are available) at your local Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store.

Pint-Sized Pillow

Materials & Tools Needed
Two 10″ x 10″ squares of matching or coordinating fabrics
Two 9″ x 9″ squares of Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece or 988 Sew-In Fleece
1 pkg Pellon® EZ-Steam™ II Tape, 1/4″ width
Pellon® Perfect Loft™ Cluster Fiber Fill
Contrasting piping
Thread
Sewing Machine & Related Supplies
Iron & Ironing Board
Rotary Cutter & Related Tools

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Step 1 – Cut out squares of fabric & fleece.

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Step 2 – Center 1 fleece square on wrong side of fabric square. Fuse following manufacturer’s instructions.

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[Step 3] – If using sew-in, pin and quilt as desired.

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Step 4 – Repeat for second square.

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Step 5 – Cut length of piping to fit around all 4 sides of fabric square, making sure to leave about 1″ of overlap. On one end, open up the piping tape to reveal the interior rope. Snip the rope about 1″ in and fold in the piping tape edge by 1/4″.

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Step 6 – Place end of piping about 3/4 of the way across one side of the top of the right side of the fabric square. Cut a piece of EZ-Steam™ II Tape roughly 1″ shorter than the strip on both sides. Place the sticky side against the binding tape and finger press to secure.

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Step 7 – Remove paper-backing and press second sticky side against the right side of the fabric square so that raw edges are aligned (as shown.)

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Step 8 – Clip the piping tape aroudn the corner so that piping will adopt a nice round corner.

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Step 9 – Cut a length of EZ-Steam™ II Tape about 7″ long. Press sticky side against piping tape. Peel off paper-backing and finger press against the right side of the fabric square so that raw edges are aligned (as in previous steps.)

Step 10 – Repeat previous steps to complete the remaining two sides of the fabric square. To make bond created by EZ-Steam™ II Tape permanent, fuse following manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 11 – To connect piping, measure second end of piping and snip so that interior rope ends meet, without a gap. Slip second end inside first end & pin in place.

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Step 12 – Place fabric squares right sides together and pin around all four sides.

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Step 13 – Using a zipper foot to keep stitches as close to piping as possible, sew around all 4 sides, leaving a 3″ gap for turning.

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Step 14 – Trim seams and clip around curved corners.

Step 15 – Turn right side our through gap and press.

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Step 16 – Stuff with Perfect Loft™ to desired level of fill.

Step 17 – Hand stitch opening closed.

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We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group! Happy Sewing!

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