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Updated: 2020-04-27  Views: 200

Today I have another Christmas pillow sewing pattern to share with you. It’;s this Norwegian inspired patchwork snowflake pillow that I designed for BERNINA. Keep reading to find out how to grab a?pattern for the pillow.

I didn’;t realize that I liked to make pillows so much until I pulled all of my Christmas pillows out and put them on the couch. I was joking with my kids that if I’;m not careful people are going to start calling me “;that blogger lady that makes pillows”;…;

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In truth I do love to make pillows. Mostly because they are easy to make and you can USE them in your daily life. ?They are great “;instant gratification”; DIY projects. Personally I love to buy holiday themed fabric, and creating pillows is to me a great way to use up some of that fabric. I also love to quilt, but don’;t always have the time to commit to making an entire quilt, and pillows to me are a fun way to use some of my patchwork skills but on a smaller (and quicker to?complete) project.

Last summer when we were in Norway we ran across a bunch of knitting shops. We went in and I ogled at all of the gorgeous yarn and just thought to myselfpersonalized new baby gifts, someone who knows how to knit would really really really appreciate this place. The yarn textures and colors were all so gorgeous it almost made me think that I should give knitting one more try. Then I remembered what a disaster?it was the last two times I tired it, and the feeling passed *wink*.

I did manage to pick up some fun trim in the yarn shops. I think its adorable, so naturally I will never be able to use it.?I’;m going to have to find a project “;worthy”; of it. Which for me is code for “;sits on my shelf and looks pretty for years”;.

I was also enamored in Norway with the intricate patterns on the sweaters, the tiny squares that made up the patterns on the sweaters reminded me of patchwork. (As I know they have many other quilters in the last few years).

I thought it would be fun to create a patchwork Christmas pillow inspired by the patterns on one of the sweaters I purchased in Norway. The pattern has been greatly simplified, I think that the snowflake on the sweater I bought had well over 25 squares across, this pillow only has 13.

The construction process is a bit unique. There are 167 small squares to sew together. To simplify the process I used quilters grid interfacing as a “;cheat”;. It was a bit more prep work in the beginning of the project, but all of my points lined up perfectly, so it was totally worth it to me. I also used my AccuQuilt 2″; die to cut all of the squares. It saved a lot of time and prep work. Here is the die I used if you are interested. 2″; Accuquilt Die (it is an affiliate link)

You can find the pattern for the Gnome Pillow by CLICKING HERE

To get the pattern for the pillow, just CLICK HERE to hop?over to BERNINA’;s site!

This step by step will walk you through the super easy process of making a tote bag. This particular variation is a pretty heavy duty one, so feel free to adjust a bit if you don't need one that will carry such a heavy load. You will need: - Sewing machine. The walking foot machine at any Techshop location is a great bet, but any machine will do.- Canvas or some similar woven fabric. Canvas is cheap and pretty tough so that was my choice. My bottom is made of waxed canvas to make it a bit water proof and extra rugged, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it. - Webbing, enough to go up both sides, and make the handles at the very least. You can figure this by multiplying the height of your bag by 4 and adding 2-4 ft depending on how big you want the handles and if you want to wrap the webbing all the way under the bag (extra reinforcement). This is a pretty basic project so I would say give yourself an hour and half to two hours tops.Here we go!!

Unrefined and natural are the two best words to describe a rustic interior and furthermore you don't have to live in the country to adopt the look and style for your home. The use of natural materials crops up once again with wood being a principal player along with exposed stone work. This interior design style also takes us back to our roots and the days when life was by no means easy but it didn't have the trappings and pressure of today's fast paced and hectic lifestyles.

I’m always looking for fun and unique ideas to decorate my sewing room. ?I love using things like cookie jar, decorative baskets, bento boxes for purposes other than what they were intended. A?cookie jar full of ric rac is ?pretty yummy too don’t you agree? ?Today I have a project for you that also uses a few items in unexpected ways to decorate your sewing space. ?I hope you like these DIY Sewing Room Decor ideas and don’t kill me for suggesting that you add a vinyl decal to your quilt rulers!

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