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Checkerboard Pillow

Showcase a rainbow of colors for a checkerboard-look pillow.


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Inspired by King Me! from designer Kathleen Williams

See a video of this project here.



•    8—2-1⁄2×21" strips assorted yellow, green, blue, pink, and gray prints (pillow top)
•    5⁄8 yard dark gray print (pillow back, binding)
•    16-1⁄2"-square muslin
•    16-1⁄2"-square batting
•    16"-square pillow form

Finished pillow: 16-1⁄2" square

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.


Cut Fabrics


Cut pieces in the following order.

From dark gray print, cut:
•    2—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips
•    2—16-1⁄2×11-1⁄2" rectangles