Make a Foxie Pillow

Posted by Mary Hertel on Sep 12th 2017

I am obsessed with pillows! Lately I want to make pillows of every shape and size, but my favorite is the rectangular sofa pillow. Let’s put together three of my paper-pieced blocks to create the rectangle. This pillow will fit a 14” x 28” pillow form.

One of my favorite animal blocks is the Fox from my  Cute & Clever Totes book. In each block, I am using a different fabric for the bow tie. 

Here are all three Fox blocks ready to go. 

Cut and sew 2 rectangles 1½” x 8” between each of the blocks. Press the seams to the side.

Cut and sew 2 strips 3 ¾” x WOF (width of fabric). After pressing the seam toward the blocks, trim the excess from each side. Remove the paper from the back of the blocks. 

Steam press a 14½” x 28½” piece of fusible fleece to the back of the pillow top. Steam press a 14½” x 28½” piece of  Stabili-TEE Fusible Interfacing behind the fleece. Quilt as desired. Hand sew buttons where indicated on the block patterns. Note: I like to be creative in the placement of the eyes! 

Cut 2 rectangles 14½” x 19”. Hem 1 of the 14½” edges on each piece. Overlap the two hemmed edges until the back of the pillow measures 14½" x 28½”. Pin the top of the pillow to the pillow back, wrong sides together.

Cut and sew 3 strips of 2½” x WOF together and bind as if binding a quilt. 

Hand stitch the binding to the back of the pillow. 


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