After finishing up the Dolly quilt...
I decided to make a cute little pillow and pillowcase to match:)
Here's how I did it...
I started with two layer cake squares.
(Sew Cherry and Polka Dot Stitches)
Out of one...I cut a 7" x 8" for the pillow...
Out of the other...I cut an 8" x 9" for the case.
I used a 10" long leftover jelly roll strip for the trim.
I folded the pillow in half and stitched around the 3 open sides...
and left an opening for turning.
I turned right side out and pressed the opening edges
under 1/4" for ease when sewing it closed.
I stuffed my pillow...
then matched up my stripes and
pinned to whip stitch the opening closed.
Easy peasy ... fast and breezy:)
I pressed my 2 1/2" strip in half with wrong sides together...
And pressed each side to the center.
I laid the edge of my pillowcase on top like this...
And folded my trim over the raw edge and pinned it into place...
I top stitched across the top catching both
the back and front trim at the same time.
Then I folded in half and sewed the 2 sides closed.
I also ran a zig-zag stitch around the edges
to stop from fraying and the cut the
leftover ends of the gingham trim off.
I turned my cute little
pink Sew Cherry pillowcase right side out ...
and gave it a nice press with a bit of starch.
I placed it over my pillow and smiled...:-)
Dolly quilt and pillow...all ready for her nap.
A fun little addition that took me all of 20 minutes to make.
Have a quilty kind of day my friends!