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Mix It Pillow Tutorial

Created By:

Melanie Call

Skill Level: Intermediate

Hi Friends!  I’m Janome Maker, Melanie Call, from A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog or Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff. Today I'm sharing a tutorial on making the Mix It Pillow. I absolutely love making pillows with my left-over fabric scraps as it is a free bonus project! These lovely fabric scraps are from my Harmony Quilt.

I will be creating the Mix It Pillow on my Janome M7 - which is SEW fabulous! I've been sewing on this machine for over 3 years and I love how easy it is to use plus it stitches beautifully.

Tutorial - Mix It Pillow 18" x 18"

The Mix It Pillow is perfect for your 1.5" fabric scraps, so find your favorite fabric scraps in your stash to create your pillow!

Janome Supplies Required

Supplies:

Instructions

 

Block Assembly

1. Sew (1) 1.5" x 3.5" rectangle background fabric above and below (1) 1.5"x 3.5" rectangle print fabric to create a 3.5" x 3.5" square. Press towards print fabric. Make (36) 3.5" x 3.5" squares.

 

2.  Sew together (6) 3.5" x 3.5" squares to create Row 1. Rotate every other block as shown below. Make (3) Row 1. Press blocks towards left. 

 

 

 

3. Sew together (6) 3.5" x 3.5" squares to create Row 2. Rotate every other block as shown below. Make (3) Row 2. Press blocks towards right.

 

 

3. Sew together Mix It Block by alternating Row 1 and Row 2.

 

 

 

4. Make quilt sandwich. Mix It Pillow top (right side up) + batting (middle) + interior backing fabric (right side down).  Quilt as desired. I chose to stipple free motion quilt my Mix It Pillow.

 

 

 

5. OPTIONAL: Quilt Pillow Backing fabric. This is a great option for a reversible pillow.  

Pillow Backing Fabric: Bee Basics Multi Busy Patchwork designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.

 

6. Pillow Assembly- Insert Zipper: 

Janome Tutorial: Reversible Zipper Pillow (here) 

 

 



I hope you love making the Mix It Pillow with your treasured fabric scraps! It's the perfect decor pillow for your home or to give as a gift! 



Share your Mix It Pillow with hashtags #MixItPillow  #JanomeMakes

 

 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff and on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more fabric fun!

Have a great day and happy sewing / quilting! 


Melanie Call

 

 

 

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Tako
Beautiful
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Around the Table Dresden Placemats
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.
Txmaid
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MargieARK
Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
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.
MickelSews
Great Machine
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.
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