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Delightfully Frightful

Add a whimsical touch to your decor with pillows more likely to charm your guests than spook them.


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Designer: Lisa Debee Schiller


Materials For Raven Pillow 

•    1⁄4 yard gray-and-white polka dot (pillow top)

•    1⁄8 yard lime green swirl (pillow top)

•    10" square aqua felted wool (appliqués)

•    1⁄2 yard green print (pillow back, binding)

•    16-1⁄2"-long piece 7⁄8"-wide ribbon

•    Lightweight fusible web

•    Embroidery floss: orange, dark gray, light green

•    12×16" pillow form


Finished pillow: 16×12"


Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics unless otherwise specified. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.



Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" abve for pattern pieces.

    To felt wool, machine-wash it in a hot-water-wash, cool-rinse cycle with a small amount of detergent; machine-dry it on high heat and steam-press.

    To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.


1.    Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern once, leaving a small space between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape just outside traced lines.

2.    Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto back(s) of designated fabric(s); let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.


From gray-and-white polka dot, cut:

•    1—7-1⁄2×16-1⁄2" rectangle

•    2—1-1⁄2×16-1⁄2" strips

From lime green swirl, cut:

•    2—2×16-1⁄2" strips

From aqua wool, cut:

•    1 each of Raven Pillow patterns A and B

From green print, cut:

•    2—12-1⁄2×20-1⁄2" rectangles

•    2—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips