Zippered Throw Pillows in 3 Sizes| A Tutorial

45909c69-b48e-43a8-b147-6c7553ffcd9bI’m obsessed with making throw pillows! I think once you start making them you’ll be obsessed too. They make great gifts and really can finish a room like nothing else can. A couple things to note before starting:

  1. My tutorial is for a pillow that’s quilted on BOTH sides, making it the most luxurious feeling pillow ever. Seriously, try it!
  2. No one should be afraid of zippers, they’re great, I promise! I’ll hold your hand and walk you through every step.
  3. Pattern and dimensions for 3 sizes! My favorite inserts ever (and literally the only ones I buy) are the Fjadrar Inner Cushions from Ikea. They’re affordable, durable, and come in 3 different sizes – 20″ x 20″, 16″ x 26″, and 26″ x 26″. Note, this tutorial fits the Ikea Fjadrar pillow inserts. Since the inserts are feathers, making a smaller cover helps make the pillow look “fuller”. Adjust dimensions to fit your specific inserts.

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Every Adventure Tote Hack | Orphan Blocks and Panels

Every Adventure Tote made with an orphan block

Here’s a fun way to use up orphan blocks or scraps – turn them into an Every Adventure Tote! I love doing this as a way of using up scraps of fabric. This is also a great way to use the end of a fabric you love and can’t bear to part with, even though it isn’t enough to use in a full quilt. Continue reading “Every Adventure Tote Hack | Orphan Blocks and Panels”

The Every Adventure Tote | A Tutorial

If you’re ever at my house for dinner and request a recipe, be prepared for me to photocopy the recipe, make many crossings out and revisions, and then hand it over to you looking like a completely different recipe. What does this have to do with today’s post, you might ask? Well, for years, I’ve used a very lovely bag tutorial that has served me well. And just like my recipes, I started to tweak it slightly, here and there, every time I made one. Different fabric weights, different handles, different construction, different measurements… you get the idea. And slowly, it turned into its own thing. And it deserved its own tutorial, not a bunch of chicken scratches over a recipe, so to speak.

Here I am today, bringing you that tutorial. And I encourage you to also make it your own. Add pockets! Change the handle placement! Add a snap closure! You get the idea. Make it, hack it, tweak it, and enjoy it! And most of all, bring it along on every adventure!

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