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I'm Michele Foster a quilt designer, author, web developer, pet dog trainer and teacher from Ottawa, Canada. I am the founder of the Quilting Gallery (http://quiltinggallery.com/) web site which I ...

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Star Explosion Pillow

from Mishka's Playground
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Star Explosion Pillow
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Pattern Description:

Add some beautiful colour to your living space by making a couple of gorgeous Star Explosion pillows. This pillow has an envelope back making it easy to remove the pillow form and wash just the cover. As designed, these pillows fit an 18" pillow form; however, you can increase the border to make them larger.

Detailed, step-by-step instructions with diagrams and tips on how to press your seams are included. A blank block diagram has been provided so you can audition your fabric and colour choices. This pattern has been written for the confident beginner.

This quilt design, tutorial and all photos are copyright Michele Foster of Mishka's Playground. Please respect my copyright and do not copy the tutorial or republish it, for free or for sale, in print or online. You may use this tutorial for your own personal use to create products for free or for sale. However, please credit Michele Foster of Mishka's Playground for the design. No mass production is allowed.


  • 5/8 yard focus fabric (also used for the pillow back). A little extra if your fabric needs to be squared up.
  • Three coordinating fat quarters (or scraps).
  • 20" square of thin batting.
  • 20" square of lightweight cotton, muslin or cotton blend (optional for quilting the pillow top).
  • 18" pillow form.
  • General quilting and sewing supplies.

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