Saturday, October 4, 2014

Scrappy Halloween Pillow

Hi there! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! I just wanted to share this quick Halloween Pillow tutorial with you guys! You still have time to whip one of these up to decorate your house for Halloween! 

This pillow was inspired by the "granny square" block.  I love the granny square so much, I thought it would be fun to make it into a pillow! 

So let's get started! 


  • 16" x 16" Pillow Form
  • Scraps of orange, black and white fabric
  • 1/4 yard of border fabric
  • 1/2 yard of backing fabric

**All seams 1/4" 
Step 1: Cut out your pieces: 
  • 9 - 3 5/8" Orange Squares
  • 4 - 3 5/8" Black Squares
  • 12 - 3 5/8" White Squares
  • 2 - 2 1/4" x 13" Border Strips
  • 2 - 2 1/4" x 17" Border Strips
Step 2: Layout your squares as pictured in graphic 2.

Step 3: Sew your squares together in rows as pictured in graphic 3.  Then press them. 

Step 4: Sew together your rows, lining up the middle squares and pinning to line up your squares. (graphic 4)

Step 5: Press your block, then using a rotary cutter and ruler trim off excess white.  Line up your rule 1/4" from the intersections as pictured in graphic 5.  Once trimmed your block should look like graphic 6. 

Step 6:  Add your top and bottom border, and press.  Graphic 7

Step 7: Add your left and right border, and press. Graphic 8

Finished Pillow top should measure 17" x 17" 

Step 8: Make into a pillow---You can find a step by step Envelope Pillow tutorial right here!  For your back pieces make 2 - 12" x 17" rectangles. :) 

Once you have that done, slip it over your pillow form, and there you have it!  A fun scrappy pillow for Halloween! 

Talk to you soon!


Vicki H said...

Great pillow. I love the chevron border print.

Unknown said...

I love that block too - I've had it on my must make list for ages. Maybe the way to get it out of my system would be to make some pillows. Loving the Halloween fabrics. Great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Halloween pillow!!!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party!

Amy DeCesare said...

I'm a huge fan of the granny square block, especially in pillows. I LOVE it for Halloween - must run to my orange and black stash asap! Thanks for sharing!

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