We’re pleased to have Simplicity Creative Group as one of the generous prize sponsors for Marcus Fabrics’ JUST JUDIE Quilt Competition! They’re providing Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machines to our 25 finalists! The rotary cutting machine cuts fabric and paper from 3/8” wide up to 2-3/4”. Fabric may be cut on grain or on the bias, so now, you can cut long lengths of bias strips with ease. Or, use the pinking blade for a decorative edge on scrapbooking paper or oil cloth. The rotary cutting machine is perfect for any crafting or quilting project.
We’ve asked Simplicity to create a fun project using the Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine, and they came up with this decorative throw pillow, with prints from our NEXT WAVE collection. The Rotary Cutting Machine was used to easily cut fabric strips of various widths and bias for the cording. Thanks to our creative friends at Simplicity! And remember, the competition deadline is fast approaching – entries must be postmarked or emailed by July 31!
5 coordinating NEXT WAVE fabrics (for pillow front)
Fabric (for pillow back)
Fabric for bias trim
Fiberfill or pillow insert
Thread to match
• Cut 2 strips of fabric each 2.25” wide by 13” long
• Cut bias strip of fabric 2” wide by 72” long
• Cut a 13”x 17” piece of fabric for the pillow back
1. Sew the strips together along the long edge of the strips. Sew with right sides together and a 1/4” seam allowance. Press seams open.
2. Piece bias strips as needed to create one continuous length. Wrap bias strip around cording (wrong side of fabric to the cording) and stitch close to the cording using a zipper foot.
3. Pin covered cording to the right side of the pillow front with raw edges even. Baste in place close to the cording using a zipper foot, clip the bias as needed to easily go around the corners of the pillow.
4. Pin the pillow front and back with right sides together and raw edges even. Stitch around all edges of the pillow (use the previous basting stitching as a guide), leaving an opening for turning.
5. Trim the corners and turn the pillow right side out. Press.
6. Insert pillow form or fiberfill and slip-stitch the opening closed.