Every so often a project comes along that just perfectly represents the season. The Summer Taffy Bolster Pillows by Susie Layman are the perfect Summer pillows. They really do look like the sweet flavored taffy that you get down on the shore AND they are a quick sew, leaving more time for Summer fun. Try brightly colored fabrics in combination with white for a light, breezy finish, or change it up entirely and work with darker colors in preparation for Fall.
Summer Taffy Bolster Pillows
Summer Taffy Bolster Pillows are easy to sew on your machine and one can easily be made in a day. They look great when grouped with pillows of other shapes and sizes and are perfect for a girl’s room or perched on your favorite chairs. Instructions are provided for both ruffled and pleated ends. Finished size – 16” x 4”.
— 1 fat quarter Fabric A
— 1 fat eighth Fabric B
— 1/4 yard straight cut Fabric C*
— 1/4 yard straight cut Fabric D*
— 1/2 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
— 1 bag Pellon® Perfect Loft® Cluster Fiber Fill
*Fabric C can be used for both the inside and outside of the rue or pleat at the end of the pillow. If so, eliminate fabric D and replace with ⁄ yard of fabric C.
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies
For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. 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!
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Susie writes the blog threads on my socks and is currently designing embroidery patterns. She has written several patterns and loves the textile community. Her background in Graphic Arts has paved her way to the passion she’s found in fabrics & threads.