Fall Zig Zag Pillow

So, in between some various rather large projects, I have finished off the next pillow for the classes that I am teaching.  My next class will focus on sewing with half square triangles and doing some straight line machine quilting.  I think it’s a nice progression from last monday’s class which focused on simple piecing and hand quilting with perle cotton.


As nervous as I was last weeks class, it was a blast.  I had a really great group of ladies and I am really looking forward to my next class–very laid back and just a lot of fun.

For those of you interested in the details of the fall pillow–it is made using a charm pack and yardage for the binding/backing.  I left the charm pack squares at 5″ and trimmed up the resulting half square triangles to 4 1/2″ and they finished at 4″ within the pillow–so a nice 16″ square pillow.  If you use a charm pack you will have enough squares for two pillows or one pillow and a nice table topper.  If you’d like to try one of your own, I’ve included a handy little coloring guide below.

Just click the image above and then print it out.  Making the zig zag pattern requires a little bit of attention to fabric placement so this will help get you on your way. =)

Comments (21)

  • mmmm! i’m loving all of your recent projects here! i’d so love to try a zig zag one day…your pillow is lovely!

  • Perfect to decorate for fall.

  • I love the quilting – bet the texture is gorgeous!

  • The pillow is GORGEOUS! Thanks for the information and template. I might just have to make one of these for fall.

  • I think this would be awesome in Christmas colors. 🙂

  • Your pillow is gorgeous!!!

  • I absolutely LOVE this pillow! The colors are so rich and gorgeous and quilting is perfect. I can’t quit looking at it! Help!!!

  • Lovely pillow! I would love to take a little class like this, sounds fun!

  • I like your pillow/ cushion. Looks very attractive.

  • This is adorable! I pinned it 🙂

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  • Maravilhoso!!!!Parabéns

  • fantastic… love the cushion x x

  • Wonderful autumn colours. I love half sqaure triangles, there’s so much that can be done with them.
    The quilting looks wonderful too.

  • Cute! I love the straight line stitching.

  • i LOVE this pillow. so pretty!

  • love your pillow. I have been trying to decide what pillow to make for my nephews bed…I am going to try this, its great. thanks sue~n.z.

  • I love half square triangles. Look forward to more projects! I printed the color guide, thank you!

  • This is a great looking pillow. I LOVE the fabrics you’ve used. Beautiful. Thank you again.

  • Your pillows are all so different and all so gorgeous!

  • This pillow is very eye catching; love it!

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