INTRODUCING THE STARBURST CHRISTMAS PILLOW COVER, A SIMPLE QUILTING PROJECT THAT’S PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
I’m so excited to introduce to you my very first Christmas Pillow Cover design, the Starburst! It’s so fun, and it looks a lot more complicated than it actually is!
I really wanted something to break up the dark grey of our living room couch, so I started playing with some patterns and voila – the Starburst Christmas Pillow Cover pattern was born!
If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love quilting patterns that look far more complex than they really are. Starburst fits this to a tee. Made with HSTs, or Half Square Triangles, this pattern is all about the placement. You can easily create a completely different design by rotating your blocks.
I truly believe that quilting projects should be fun, regardless of your skill level or the size of your project. You can make this pillow cover using as little as two fabrics or as many as you want. The sample that I show below uses seven fabrics for the pillow front plus an eighth fabric for the binding.
Plus, this Starburst pattern would also make a cute table topper or wall hanging!
Key Features of the Starburst Christmas Pillow Cover Pattern
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Finished Quilt Size: This pattern is designed to fit an 18″ pillow form.
- Block Size: 4 inches
- Pattern Style: Half Square Triangles
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To bring this Christmas pillow cover to life, I used fabrics from a Fat Quarter Bundle of SnowKissed by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. Of course, you can choose any of your favourite holiday fabrics for this project!
Whichever fabrics you choose, you will need only fat quarters for the pillow front. You can choose to use yardage or mismatched fat quarters for the backing.
Every great quilt starts with great tools. You will need the following:
- Rotary cutter and mat – You can absolutely use a good pair of scissors, but I do find that you get the most accurate cuts using a rotary cutter.
- Fusible Batting – for the back side of the pillow front
- Quilting Ruler
- Sewing machine
- Iron and ironing board or pressing mat
- Pins or clips
- Fabric marker
- Spray starch
To get the most accurate squares for your quilt, you can use the Accuquilt cutting system! Cut up to six layers at a time and get perfectly even squares. Be sure to check out my Criss Cross Christmas Quilt video to see the Accuquilt in action!
Get the Starburst Christmas Pillow Cover Pattern
These adorable patterns are available in my shop here: 👉 STARBURST CHRISTMAS PILLOW COVER PATTERN
Be sure to check out my other holiday patterns available in my shop, including this bestseller! 👉 CRISS CROSS CHRISTMAS QUILT PATTERN
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