Amherst Body Pillow Quilt

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Amherst Body Pillow Quilt Pattern


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Quilting: Amherst Body Pillow Quilt
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Home Decor



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing (how to make a basic knife-edge pillow)
  • Basic quilting (cutting fabric, assembly, etc)

Pattern Description:

When my son went off to college, I made him this plump quilted cover for his favorite body pillow so he could have something homey in his new setting. It was a hit with his roommates, and he got a lot of remarks like "Where did you get this?" or "Wow, this is really nice!" After making a few more for our own home, it became clear that the body pillow quilt was a super popular and unusual creation.

You can make this with fat quarters or scraps from your stash.Use whatever palette you like. Choose the "Amherst" pizza-nacho-beer color scheme shown in the main photo, try a romantic cottage floral blend of teal, rose, and peach (middle pix). Go bright and splashy or pick zen colors for a serene "spa" look. Ideal for beds, window seats, futon sofas, and much more!

PS - It's a great way to bring new life to a body pillow that has lost some of its oomph! And because it goes together quickly, the
Body Pillow Quilt gives you the satisfaction of completing a quilted project in less than a weekend. Make one for someone you love!

PATTERN is 16 pages, optimized for tablet/iPad display. For screen viewing, there are clickable links that provide additional online tips. If you choose to print, use letter-size paper with your printer set on "landscape." (Be green and keep it on the screen!)


  • Sewing machine with walking foot accessory
  • Scissors, rotary cutter, ruler

You Will Also Need:

  • Pre-made 20" x 54" body pilow

About Designer

About Designer

Kate Broughton on

Loom&Essence is a cottage industry comprised of me (in my cottage) and my never-ending curiosity about fabric manipulations such as folding, slashing, and twisting. When I discover a new way (or a better way) to create something, I love to chronicle the creative process so that others can share in the fun.

In my line of work, I provide publishing, design, and editing services for other fiber ...

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