Thursday, December 08, 2016

Gift Sewing Day 4 - Pillows and Table Runners

Christmas quilted pillow using Jelly Rolls and appliques


Last day of gift sewing - three sets of pillows and table runners.  I have already given one set to my mother and a table runner to my mother-in-law so you are seeing two pillows and one table runner.



My idea for these gifts came from Pinterest and this quilt.  I purchased one jelly roll and some green yardage for the trees.  
Christmas quilted pillow using Jelly Rolls and appliques

Today I had a very good 3-year-old photography assistant and he really liked taking the pictures!  We took so many and here are the good ones.  What was so funny, he wanted to know why I wasn't taking all the photos with my phone.  I brought out my Cannon and the 50mm lens and he was fascinated.  

Christmas quilted table runner using Jelly Rolls and appliques

The past few years I have not sewn many gifts for presents and this year I wanted to change that.  I thoroughly enjoyed making each one of these gifts.  These pillows were pretty quick to make and hopefully they bring a bit of Christmas cheer.

Christmas quilted pillow using Jelly Rolls and appliques

Christmas quilted pillow using Jelly Rolls and appliques


Now the table runners took a bit more time but the look is fun.  Thanks goodness for long car rides, that is the only way I seem to get binding finished.

And speaking of binding, I bind the edges of the pillow like a I would a quilt.  I make an envelope back for the pillow, put the front and back together wrong sides together.  Pinning the edges, I apply the binding and then hand sew it to the wrong side.

Here is a good tutorial and it shows you how to make the binding look like piping




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11 comments:

  1. These are so, so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, these gifts were well received by friends and family

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  2. Cute! Thanks for the faux piping link :-)

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    1. Thanks, Patty, some ladies at quilt club had been doing that and the pillows just really look so nice.

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  3. They are all so cute and festive. Merry Christmas.

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  4. Lovely series. You are a dynamic sewist with great skills.

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    1. Thanks, I sure did have fun making all these gifts and loved giving them, too.

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