Batik patchwork

I never knew patchwork quilt can be Sew Fun until I stumbled upon some amazing tutorials on quilt .The Missouri Star Quilt and Craft Mummy have wonderful lovely tutorials which you can check out and learn from them – they are all experts and very experienced quilters. I am just a beginner. Remember in my previous post, I mentioned about some fabrics which I bought – I am actually planning to use them later  for a baby quilt which I am excited about. I decided to try out first with some of my favorite batik scraps and cut my own ‘jelly roll’ strips to a width of 2.5 inches. Jelly roll fabrics are expensive and not that common here. I am not good at writing tutorials but here’s just some pictures to show you how I did my patchwork.

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I chose 3 strips to match and sew them together with seams of 1/4 inch and later cut them into squares, Lay squares out and make your match. Sew up  the 4 squares together.

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Since my pillow size is larger than the 4 squares sewn together, I sewed two extra strips to make borders round the bigger square. Prepare a layer of backing fabric for the patchwork panel and sew the sides together (I did not add any batting but perhaps I’ll try quilting for the next cushion cover). Cut another piece longer than  the front panel for the back. I finished up the back cover with a zipper hidden under a 1-inch flap. You can learn from SewMamaSew on how to attach a hidden zip to the pillow cover.

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the back of the pillow with a hidden zip .

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My Three happy pillows ( of different designs)  🙂

 

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