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I bought this lovely ticking stripe fabric from my favorite fabric outlet a few months ago. It's a Waverly pattern - the fabric has a heavy weave and it is very nice to touch.
I had recently bought delightfully squishy 20x20 inch pillow forms and thought of making the fabric up into pillow covers. I knew I wanted to do some sort of ruffle around the edge, and that is where my project came to a halt. I was a bit intimidated.
I gave my attention to skirts, and baby quilts and knitting. But yesterday I got the bug to do them and after a bit of discussion about the ruffle with Lindsay, I got to it! Such an easy and quick project! I cut out the body of the cover 21x21 inches to give room for the seams and then the ruffle I cut 2 strips of 4 inches wide by 108 inches in length. After sewing it into a strip, I hand gathered it onto one of the body pieces and then sewed the ruffle to it. Then I laid the other body piece on top, attaching it but leaving a space unsewn so that I could turn it right side out and insert the pillow form. I then hand stitched it closed. Voila'!
I think it looks pinkish from farther away...
I am so happy with them. It was a great project for a rainy day.
My other project yesterday came after a text from my sister in law Paula - my niece in love and nephew had their second boy! He came two days before her scheduled csection. So the project? Why watching for Facebook statuses of the family! I knew they would have photos up as soon as they could and I wanted to see him!