Saturday, 12 April 2014

Finished - my quilted pillowcase!

Looking on the reverse side of my pillowcase, I wasn't happy to leave all though ends loose. It really only needed the reverse part putting on to finish it off, but I decided to add a sheet of material and outline quilt all the seams.

It might be a bit excessive work, but it will look better and be stronger for it I think. Unlike a quilt that might have batting and a back piece of material, and may only be washed occasionally, if ever, this would need to be washed and ironed. Ironing it would be a nightmare as the seams would take a lot of ironing.

It took quite a bit of time to do but in my opinion looks better. DB commented on how much more substantial it feels.

Here is a close up of the final stitching:
Finally, here it is finished and fitted onto the pillow on the couch!
All in all, a good job I think for my first attempt. Now all I have to do is cut out 7" squares, rather than these 6" ones, and hope the new covers fit!

Have a lovely weekend folks.

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    1. Thank you. It has been made from old duvet covers and sheets.

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  2. That is really great.. well done. Such a lovely choice of colours, really pretty. :o)

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    1. Thank you. Just cut out 16 more squares (size 7"), to do two more cushion covers.

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  3. It's lovely - and your seams match up so well!

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    1. Thank you. I had one that didn't match up, didn't show that one:)

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  4. Looks great. Neat bit of sewing, too.

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    1. Thanks, only got mad once or twice:)

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  5. Thats lovely! I never sew things that neatly. Mo x

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  6. Really lovely DC. The colours are gorgeous. I had a go once but the seams didn't match up and was very disappointed so haven't tried since.
    Patricia x

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