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How to Make a Comfy Custom Patchwork Pillow

It’s a good thing these pillows are quick and easy to make because once you make one, you’ll want to add more to your home décor.

They are 24 inches square and, depending on how you stuff them, they can be a soft throw pillow or a comfortable floor cushion. Make one for your pets to nap on or a few for extra seating when playing video games or hanging out around the coffee table. They will also find their way onto the sofa as extralarge pillows, perfect for napping. Whatever the purpose, each pillow’s nine-piece patchwork top is a quick way to brighten up any room.

This version is made from 100-percent cotton quilting fabric. Since you can use almost any stable fabric, the options are plentiful. Choose fabric that is already in your home or some great sheeting or even plushy microfiber fleece. Have fun selecting your combinations. Play with your print choices as well as your color options. You may want to double your selection and make two at a time for a matching set.


  • Nine 9-inch fabric squares for the pillow front
  • 25-inch fabric square for the pillow back
  • 16-ounce bag of fiberfill

Pillow construction

pillow squares

1. Prewash and dry the fabric. Press the fabric if it can be pressed. Arrange the 9-inch squares in a 3-by-3 array. Make sure that the nap or prints are oriented in the desired direction.

Fabric squres attatched

2. Sew three squares into a strip. With right sides together, align the adjacent edges of two squares; pin to secure. Next, with right sides together align the adjacent edges of the remaining square and pin. Sew both seams with a 1/2-inch-wide seam allowance. Repeat for the remaining two rows of squares, to create three strips.

Fabric squares unpresssed

3. If the fabric may be pressed, press…

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  1. sigmat | | #1

    Nice tips. Thanks!

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    Kekaf | | #2

    great pillows. I have to try it

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    Pizef | | #3

    interesting color combination. :)

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    Brucosa | | #4

    My grandmother did this the same, like you :D

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    Ilazu | | #5

    For the first time you see this way

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    Slyna | | #6

    The same way my mother used to

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    Theka | | #7

    this makes a big impression

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    Togya | | #8

    really nice poduszka. Very much mi się like it.

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    Vivef | | #9

    I did not know that way

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    Nraty | | #10

    This is so inspiring!

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    Djylu | | #11

    This is so inspiring!

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    Djylu | | #12

    This is so inspiring!

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    Klehu | | #13

    I like this style

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    capitalstudio | | #14

    Very nice clothes

  15. Olafarn | | #15

    very impressive!

  16. Sytafus | | #16

    good post

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    Nhyleli | | #17

    świetnie to wygląda

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    Lopot | | #18

    The same way my mother used to

  19. Djujudy | | #19

    bardzo fajne

  20. Djujudy | | #20

    bardzo fajne

  21. Komonsa | | #21

    nice tips!

  22. Sefadoci | | #22

    nice post !

  23. Zkibi | | #23

    imponujący post

  24. Pyafu | | #24

    dobre wykolrzystanie materiuału

  25. p829692 | | #25

    super !

  26. Perosal | | #26

    amazing work!

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    JasmeenSandle | | #27

    This is cool and funky...I would love to try it!!!

  28. Julia Rosie | | #28

    Lovely Pillow Design thanks Aseaver for great idea.Many Free Embroidery Designs are available.

  29. morantes | | #29


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