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Starburst Christmas Pillow Cover Pattern: Fun, Fast and Fat-Quarter Friendly

Christmas pillow cover quilted using white, green, red and blue fabric

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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


Join me for a closer look at the Starburst Christmas Pillow Cover on my YouTube channel!  Be sure to SUBSCRIBE and turn on your notifications so you know when new videos are posted!



Fabrics Required

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.


Snowkissed Fabric fat quarter bundle


Quilting Tools

Every great quilt starts with great tools.  You will need the following:


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

Happy Stitching!



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Christmas pillow cover quilted using white, green, red and blue fabric


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