Quilted Geometric Throw Pillows


Geometric Pillows My living room needed a good sprucing up, so I whipped up these quilted geometric throw pillows! I was inspired by the pillows Elizabeth Hartman made a few years ago. I made both of these pillow tops using half squared triangles (HST). Boy do I love a HST-- there are endless possibilities for patterns using these little guys. Sew Mamma Sew has a great tutorial for making 8 HST at a time, which speeds up the process tremendously! [caption id="attachment_1101" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Chevron Pillow I arranged the HSTs into a chevron print for this one.[/caption] Quilted Geometric Pillows Finished Size: two 18" x 18" pillows Materials:
  • 3/4 yard black fabric (I used Kona Black)
  • 3/4 yard white fabric (I used Kona Snow)
  • 3/4 yard back of pillow fabric (I recommend a canvas weight fabric)
  • 3/4 yard white scrap fabric or muslin (this will be on the inside of the pillows)
  • Two 18" x 18" pillow forms
  • Two 20" zippers
  • Two 20" x 20" pieces of batting (5/8 yard of 92" batting)
Cut:
  • Nine 9" x 9" black squares
  • Nine 9" x 9" white squares
  • Two 20" x 20" squares of muslin or white scrap fabric
  • Two 20" x 20" squares of batting
  • Two 20" x 20" squares of the back of pillow fabric
Make:
  • Use the Sew Mama Sew tutorial to make 72 HST squares
  • Trim the squares to 3.5" each
  • Arrange the squares to your desired pattern (36 squares per pillow top-- 6 rows of 6)
  • Piece together your two pillow tops using a 1/4" seam allowance
  • Using the muslin or scrap fabric as the backing, layer and baste both pillow top panels
  • Quilt both panels
  • Trim excess batting and backing- finished pillow tops should be 18.5" squares
  • Finish the pillows using Katy's great tutorial at I'm a Ginger Monkey
[caption id="attachment_1100" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Flying Geese Pillow I arranged the HSTs into a flying geese pattern for this pillow.[/caption] Enjoy! Do you have a favorite HST pattern?  

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