Patriotic Star Pillow

Created By:

Sam Hunter from Hunter's Design Studio

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sam Hunter created this wonderful Patriotic Star Pillow for 4th of July. Now you can stay comfortable with this great pillow as you watch the fireworks at your local park, beach or backyard by following Sam's helpful and clear instructions below.

Janome Supplies Required
  • Sam used the Horizon Memory Craft 8900QCP
  • 1/4" Foot O
  • Satin Stitch Foot F or Straight Stitch Foot A
  • AcuFeed Flex Dual Feed Foot or Walking Foot
Fabric and Notions Required
  • 1/8 yard red cotton
  • 1/8 yard blue cotton
  • 1/8 yard white cotton
  • 1/8 yard light blue cotton or chambray
  • 3/4 yard lightweight denim or dark blue chambray
  • 1 pillow form 16"x16" (Note: The pillow cover finishes at 15"x15" using a 16" form in a slightly smaller cover makes it plump up nicely.)
  • 1 square 20"x20" of batting. Omit if not quilting the cover.
  • Thread to match plus one wound bobbin of the thread
  • Thread for optional quilting
  • Rotary cutting supplies (scissors, seam ripper, iron, etc.)
  • Access to a printer for printing the pattern
  • Sticky notes and a pen for labeling pieces

I used the following Kaufman Kona Solids for the Heart:

  • Deep Blue 1541
  • Rich Red 1551
  • White 1387
  • Dresden Blue 1123 or Light Blue Carolina Chambray

Click here for Sam's helpful and clear instructions.

Click here for the pattern.

Everyone is Talking about Patriotic Star Pillow

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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