Project of the Week

Tablecloth Pillow (square) with crocheted edges and ribbon woven through

Tablecloth Pillow

What you’ll need:

· assorted vintage linens

· pillow form (see instructions below for making your own)

· #13 needlepoint (blunt-tip)

· 2 buttons with shanks

· ribbon

· scissors

· pins

· paper

· cardboard

  1. Fold square crochet-edged tablecloth in half with right sides together; pin.
  2. Tablecloth folded and ready to cut out on cornerPlace pillow form of your chosen size on tablecloth at corner, adding ½″ seam allowance around, and cut out fabric (see illustration).
  3. With right sides together, stitch the two plain sides together, using ½″ seam allowance. Clip corner; turn right side out; press.
  4. Place pillow form inside.
  5. Tying button to end of ribbon, and weaving ribbon through layers of crochet edgingTie button with shank to one ribbon end. Using a #13 needle, weave ribbon through both layers of crochet edging, starting at one corner and ending at next corner. Repeat for second side (see illustration). Tie ribbon ends into a bow; trim ends. Embellish with buttons if desired.

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Make a Custom Pillow Form

What you’ll need:

· muslin

· batting

· fiberfill

· needle and thread

  1. muslin, cut ½″ larger than pillow to allow for seamCut out two pieces of muslin and two pieces of batting the size of your pillow plus ½″ around for seam allowance. With right sides of muslin together, stitch around, leaving a 6″ opening on one side.
  2. basting batting to muslinLay batting on each side of the muslin piece, making a sandwich; baste batting to seams.
  3. clipping corners just outside of stitchClip corners, turn right side out, press.
  4. whipstitching the opening closedFill pillow casing with fiberfill to desired fullness. Whip stitch the opening closed.

©MaryJanesFarm · POB 8691, Moscow, ID 83843 · ·