ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN EASY QUILT PROJECT? PERHAPS THE PERFECT COMPANION FOR YOUR TABLE RUNNER? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE BRICK PATH PILLOW COVER! SO QUICK AND EASY TO MAKE, THIS CHARMING PILLOW WILL ADD A SPLASH OF STYLE TO ANY CORNER OF YOUR HOME.
Easy quilt projects add a personal touch to your home decor and can truly transform the ambiance of any space. If you loved the beautiful brick path table runner that I’ve previously shared, you’re in for a treat! In this tutorial, I’ll guide you through creating a charming Brick Path Pillow Cover. This delightful pattern incorporates four blocks from the table runner design so naturally, it coordinates perfectly!
The simple style of this envelope pillow cover brings a touch of rustic charm and warmth to your living room, bedroom or any other room you choose. So, let’s get started and create a cozy addition to your handmade home!
Brick Path Pillow Cover Supplies
- Fabric – three coordinating colours, ⅛ yard (.125 metres) each
- Pillow backing – ½ yard (.5 metres) for a 16″ pillow
- Coordinating thread
- Sewing machine
- Straight pins or quilting clips
- Pillow insert
Watch my video for the Brick Path Pillow Cover
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Instructions for the Brick Path Pillow Cover – Quilt Block Front
Start by gathering the fabric for the blocks. These will be the three coordinating colours, ⅛ yard of each. To create the quilt blocks, refer to my easy Brick Path Table Runner tutorial for detailed instructions. Follow the steps mentioned there to construct four blocks that will be used for the pillow cover. For the purpose of this pattern, we will be using a ¼” seam allowance.
We will be cutting (2) 1 ⅞” width of fabric strips from each of the three fabrics and stitching them together lengthwise. Once you have created your strips, you will cut 4 ½” squares from the strips. Each block requires four squares, so you will need to cut 16 of them in total. Arrange the squares in the pattern shown below in order to create the Brick Path effect. Pay close attention to the placement of the squares to be sure you don’t wind up with a broken path!
We are now ready to build the pillow front. You can use one of two methods. The first is to create rows; the second option is to create blocks.
If you are creating rows: Starting in the top left corner, stitch the first two squares together, followed by the third and fourth on the top row. Be sure to press your seams between each square. Continue to stitch each row, one square at a time, until you have four rows. Then stitch each row together to create your square. At this stage, your pillow top should measure 16 ½” square. Be sure to trim the size before attaching the back.
If you are creating blocks: Starting at the top left corner, stitch the first two squares together. Press your seams. Next, you’ll stitch the first two squares in the second row. Again, press your seams. Using this method, you will now stitch the two sets of squares together to form a block, rather than stitching along the whole row. Repeat these steps for each block and once your blocks are complete, stitch them together to create one large square pillow top.
It is now time to create the envelope back for your pillow cover. Start by cutting two pieces of your chosen backing fabric that measure 16 ½” x 13″. On each piece of backing, fold the long edge (the edge that measures 16 ½”) under ½” and press. Fold again ½” and press. Topstitch along the edge of the fold.
Place the assembled front panel on a flat surface with the right side facing up. Layer the backing pieces over the front with the right sides together. Ensure the folded edges overlap in the middle area of the pillow cover. Pin or clip the pieces in place and stitch around all four sides of the pillow cover.
Turn the pillow cover right side out and press. Be sure to push your corners all the way out with a blunt object, such as a knitting needle or even a chopstick. Insert your pillow form and add your brand-new pillow cover to any space in your home! I like to use my Brick Path Pillow Covers in the same room as my Table Runner since they are made from the same fabric! The collection I chose is Harvest Wishes by Moda, the perfect combination of colour and whimsy for my Fall decor, but you can use any fabric that catches your eye.
Brick Path Table Runner
Be sure to complete your coordinating Brick Path Table Runner for a cohesive look in your space. Whether you use the same fabrics, coordinating prints or something entirely different, you can create something beautiful in practically no time at all!
Of course, I’m not about to stop here. I can foresee some Christmas pillows coming soon! Who knows? Maybe I’ll use my Disappearing Four-Patch Pillow Cover and turn it into a runner as well!
This quick and easy Brick Path Pillow Cover is the perfect addition to any space and when you can easily finish one or two of them in an afternoon, the possibilities are practically endless!
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