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Amherst Body Pillow Quilt


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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!) CONTACT INFO: Please contact me at if you have any questions. I'm in the process of rebuilding my website and some of the links aren't in place yet. Thanks! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing (how to make a basic knife-edge pillow) Basic quilting (cutting fabric, assembly, etc)

Recommended with this pattern

  • Sewing machine with walking foot accessory
  • Scissors, rotary cutter, ruler
  • Pre-made 20" x 54" body pilow

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Every now and then, the designer muse hits and I create a pattern which captures a technique I have developed or modified. Usually, some form of folding or fabric manipulation is involved, creating interesting dimensional effects. I'm a stickler for detail and clarity and strive to make my instructions easy and precise so you'll have fun and great results. All my patterns display nicely on a tablet or other digital device. I hope you take time to check them out and give them a spin. I'm always eager to receive feedback at Cheers!