The beginning of Fall and loving the weather here; cool, dry and just right for sitting on the patio or daydreaming out a window in my sewing studio. I will not be at home after the 15th of October for a couple of months...RVing time. So the Halloween table runner made me think of pillows for the den now and then they can dress up the RV! (The pattern is a free one from - allpeoplequilt.com Project: Happy Haunts; Designer: Sue Marsh of Whistlepig Creek Productions (WPCREEK.COM))
I of course modified from the actual pillow as I had a round pillow form I wanted to use and a lot of stuffing needing to be used for a square pillow.
The square pillow ...EeK I did not want to do the double border or bind (as pattern called for). Did a 4 inch folded over border put batting between the folds and sewed, leaving a hole to turn. Sewed in the ditch around the border to make a "flange" and quilted it free motion in witches hats. Left an opening so I could stuff. Stuffed then finished the quilt in the ditch and hand sewed the closing at the top of the border. Completed the free motion for that portion of the border AND it was a pillow. So much easier than the pattern or at least it went very fast!
The Bat Pillow was the same in that it was square and I had a round oblong form I wanted to use. Turned it into a tube by adding to each end a folded over border to get rid of raw ends and sewed into a tube, turned tube, inserted pillow form and tied the ends. It turned out great and used a pillow form that has been hanging with me since the 70s when it came home with me from a spa week I was gifted at that time. Some things are just good basics and it has been covered a million different ways with a million different fabrics.
Cute, simple quick projects make a Fall day perfect. (note: made a second bat pillow and stuffed it with pieces of batting I had stuck around in cubby holes in the sewing studio. I love getting use out of stuff I save that others might toss.
Next project...small treat bags.