So here is a picture of what I have completed and along with it a fun little tutorial on how to make each block! I am sorry for some of the pictures quality.... They didn't all come out the way I wanted with a 2 year old much of my work being done late at night!
|Blue Strip Pillows!|
Once completed I used a Pilot Fixion pen to draw a line down the center of the square on the diagonal. (These pens are AWESOME!!! Once the heat of your iron hits, the ink disappears! Also awesome for embroidery work!)
For the various strips cut VARIOUS widths! And make sure they cover the template.
After each strip use a iron to press the strip open. Try not to use steam as it will "curl" the paper. A hot steam free press works just fine.
Continue to add strips until the ENTIRE square is covered!
For a few pillows I've since made I have bought 5" cuts of fabrics in a theme to be able to make matching sets. Out of these cuts you'll have enough to make a few pillows! And extra to add to your scrap stash!
You'll repeat this to make 3 more blocks in order to make a pillow like mine.
Finish as you like by making a flap closure for the back or placing a zipper at the bottom.... or to make it even easier, cut another 14 1/2" piece of fabric and stitch all around leaving a 6" opening and insert a pillow form and then slip stitch closed!
Make them bigger and more squares to make a quilt! Make them smaller and make an ovenmit! Really you could use these for a number of projects!!!
If nothing else ... you can say you know how to paper piece!!! Even if in its most simplest form!