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Add It Up Pillow

No complicated equations are necessary to make this plus-sign pillow. Fabrics are from the Kona Cotton Solids collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.


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Inspired by It All Adds Up from designer Jennifer Fairchild-Flemmig

Project tester: Jan Ragaller



Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

  • 5⁄8 yard solid white (block, border, backing)
  • 1⁄4 yard solid red (block)
  • 14"-square pillow form
  • Embroidery floss: white


Finished size: 14" square

Finished block: 12" square


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.


From solid white, cut:

  • 2—9-1⁄2×14-1⁄2" rectangles
  • 4—4-1⁄2" squares
  • 2—1-1⁄2×14-1⁄2" border strips
  • 2—1-1⁄2×12-1⁄2" border strips

From solid red, cut:

  • 5—4-1⁄2" squares