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This pair of appliqué pillows is a treat to complete. Fusible appliqué is the trick! Fabrics are from the Witchy Poo collection by Debra Grogan for RJR Fabrics.


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Designer: Sue Marsh of Whistlepig Creek Productions


Materials For Bat Pillow 

•    5⁄8 yard multicolor stripe (pillow top, binding)

•    1-2⁄3 yards green print (appliqué foundation, border, pillow back)

•    9×22" piece (fat eighth)solid black (appliqués)

•    6" square each purple print and solid white (appliqués)

•    2⁄3 yard iron-on fusible fleece

•    1⁄4 yard lightweight iron-on fusible web

•    16"-square pillow form

•    Water-soluble marking pen


Finished pillow: 22-1⁄2" square (including 3-1⁄4"-wide flange)


Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. 



Cut Fabrics For Bat Pillow

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

    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 the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines. 

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


From multicolor stripe, cut:

•    3—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips

•    2—11-3⁄4" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 triangles total (see Cutting Diagram)

From green print, cut:

•    2—22-1⁄2×26-1⁄2" rectangles 

•    2—3-1⁄2×22-1⁄2" border strips

•    2—3-1⁄2×16-1⁄2" border strips

•    1—11-7⁄8" square

From solid black, cut:

•    1 each of patterns A, B, B reversed, D, and D reversed

•    2 of Pattern G

From purple print, cut:

•    1 each of patterns C, C reversed, E, and E reversed

From solid white, cut:

•    2 of Pattern F

•    1 each of patterns H, I, and J

From fusible fleece, cut:

•    1—22-1⁄2" square