We did a shoebox swap for 4th of July and I made a super cute pillow for Doreen. It was pretty easy and it took me about 4 hours to make. Here’s a mini-tutorial for how to make it - click the "Read More" button to get the full tutorial.
(24) 2.5” x 2.5” squares red fabric (a fat quarter will make 2 pillows)
(24) 2.5” x 2.5” squares white or cream fabric (a fat quarter will make 2 pillows)
(1) 8” x 8” square blue fabric (for the stars area)
(1) piece backing fabric. I’m using dark blue and it’s around 15” x 25” (I’m guessing the pillow will be around 12” x 20” once done)
Poly-fil, a pillow form or something to stuff inside the pillow
Optional: additional blue fabric to create borders around the pillow (or make it close “envelope style” so you can take it on and off a pillow form)
After you cut the squares to size, draw a diagonal line from one corner to another on the wrong side (back) of every white square. This line is NOT your sewing line.