Intermediate | 20 min
Taught by Liza Lucy
This stunning zig-zag pillow will sharpen your cutting, sewing and patchwork skills. Liza patiently walks you through the step-by-step process of cutting parallelograms, with tips for accurate cutting and marking that will make the sewing process go smoothly. Each stripe sequence is created in a vertical row, then the rows are sewn together to create the striking chevron effect. Once you've practiced these skills on a pillow, you'll be ready to apply them to your larger quilt projects.

What you will learn:
— Precision measuring and cutting patchwork pieces
— Marking seam allowances
— Stabilizing bias edges
— Trimming pillow cover to prevent cat-ear corners
Create Pieced Pillow Front
Finish Pillow
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • ⅝ yd of each of the following Kaffe Fassett Woven Stripes by Rowan (Alternating Stripes Blue, Alternating Stripes Orange, Caterpillar Stripe Earth, Caterpillar Stripe Dark, Broad Stripe Yellow, Exotic Stripe Midnight, or 6 woven stripes of your choosing)
  • ⅛ yd of each of the following Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons by Rowan (Apricot, Tangerine, Ecru, Galvanized, Bronze, Thunder, Pudding, Watermelon, or 4 pairs of light/dark combinations of Shot Cottons. 8 fabrics total)
  • 1 yd of Kaffe Fassett Lotus Leaf printed fabric in Antique (or any printed fabric of your choice)
  • spray starch (Liza uses Mary Ellen’s Best Press)
  • Clearview acrylic quilters triangle
  • or a rotary ruler at least 6” x 12” printed with 60° lines
  • 22” Fairfield Soft Touch pillow form
  • sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • fabric scissors
  • pencil or tailors chalk
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