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!)
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 ...
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 artists looking to bring their creations to market. But I am happiest when creating my own designs to share with family, friends, and customers.
I'm located in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the eastern gateway to the historic Merrimac Valley textile region, 38 miles north of Boston and minutes away from the seacoast destination of Newburyport.