What do you do when you have a stash of fabric and no room to store it? Start making pillow covers!
I bought this Valentine charm pack from Moda Fabrics years ago and pieced the 5" squares together. In case you're not familiar with a charm pack, it's a collection of precut 5 inch squares from a particular fabric line, usually cut with a pinked edge to prevent unraveling. I find charm packs are a great way to include a whole fabric line when you just can't decide which ones are your favorites!
The pieced squares then just sat in my closet waiting for life as a new creation. Do you sense a theme here of previously unfinished projects being revived in this house? When I realized there was not enough fabric to make a sizable quilt, I decided to make it into a 14 inch by 14 inch pillow cover.
This pillow cover was my first to make and I don't know why I waited so long. They are easy and quick projects! I used the envelope style pillow cover and because the patchwork was already complete, I had the pillow finished in 10 minutes. I also used a backing fabric from my stash that I purchased at a garage sale years ago. The pillow form was purchased from Jo-Ann Fabrics with a coupon for $8, bringing my current out of pocket total for this project to $8.
For a great table of common pillow form sizes and the corresponding measurements for front and back pieces, go check out Sew, Mama, Sew! The linked post also provides a tutorial for making the basic pillow cover if you need help getting started.
What's your favorite way to use up fabrics when you need to lessen your stash?
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