Well, I put my nose to the grindstone and made made my pillows over the weekend.
And the upholsterers came and took away the two Queen Ann's chair for recovering and refurbishing. They are 20 years old and need new springs and new foam. I am so looking forward to when they come back. They will be better than they were when new.
So, let me show you how I made these pillows. I started with the one in the middle.
I only bought a half yard of this fabric. I knew I wanted a rectangular pillow. When I started to make it, I looked at the pattern on the fabric and let that determine the size the pillow would be. I made is as large as possible while still keeping the diamonds and dots centered. The measurement ended up being 18 1/2" x 12 1/8". Good thing I am making my own pillow forms with muslin and loose stuffing. That is most definitely NOT a standard size. I added 1" in each direction for a 1/2" seam allowance all around and cut 2 pieces of muslin and 2 pieces of my pillow fabric 19 1/2" x 13 1/8".
Then other two pillows will be a little more work, because they have fringe in the seams and the two pillows need to look the same.
Read last Thursday's blog for the explanation of how I decided on the size for these two pillows.
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