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52 craft projects // patchwork pillow

November 9, 2013

jellyrollpillow
Remember this quilt top I shared in September? I had some leftovers from the jelly roll so I decided to use some of the scraps to make a pillow case.
I used the same plus patchwork pattern to make it match the lap quilt (which I hope to finish and post this month). Of course it’s impossible to take pictures of anything handmade without Lina photobombing at least one of the pictures.

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The pattern super simple and great for beginners: simply cut one 6.5 x 2.5″ and two 2.5 x 2.5″ pieces of fabric for each cross. Using jelly rolls is really great if you don’t like cutting or you only have a limited time and don’t want to spend hours cutting and measuring. They’re expensive but they make it super easy to finish a small project like this in one evening.

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For the back I used an old sheet that my mom dyed a light blue. I decided to add a simple envelope closure because it was getting late (my ability to think at 1am is slightly limited) and after a crappy day I wanted to feel like I did something productive and finished a project, instead of adding just another wip to my to-do list.
I’m really happy with the way this pillow case turned out. I used a cheap ikea pillow but I underestimated the size of it. It looked really small when I bought it…

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I still haven’t used up the whole jelly roll so I’ve been thinking of making a grocery shopping bag from the very last leftovers. Who would’ve thought that I’d get three projects out of one $30 jelly roll?? It’s not super expensive if you think about the value you get out of one jelly roll πŸ™‚
52craftprojects2013This is project #31 of 52 craft projects I’m attempting to complete in 2013.
You can see all the other projects I’ve complete so far here.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Nancy November 9, 2013 at 16:53

    Another great finished project: you are making great progress on the 52 Craft Project.

    Is Lina photobombing or being the official craft inspector? Either way, she does it well.

    I rarely purchase jelly rolls or other specialty cuts because they are so expensive, but a lot of people buy the jelly rolls for cuts from the whole fabric line. Whoever decided to package fabric like that was a marketing genius.

  • Reply Lisa November 10, 2013 at 17:24

    Why do kitties make photos so much better? I love the pillow – it turned out great. Amazing colors and patterns πŸ™‚

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