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Simple Strips Pillow Sham

Sew a beginner-friendly pillow sham that’s pieced from simple strips. In-the-ditch quilting complements the richly patterned fabrics—jewel-tone Boutique Batiks from P&B Textiles.


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Finish Pillow Sham

1. Layer pillow sham top, batting, and muslin; baste. Quilt as desired. Trim batting and muslin even with edges of pillow sham top.

2. Turn under 1" along one 21" edge of each green batik 21x18" rectangle; press. Turn under 1" again and stitch in place to hem pillow back pieces.

3. Referring to Pillow Sham Back Assembly Diagram, overlap hemmed edges of pillow back pieces by about 4" to make a 28x21" pillow sham back. Baste overlapped edges.

4. Layer pillow sham top and back with wrong sides together. Baste around all edges. Using a 1/2" seam allowance, bind with purple batik binding strips to complete pillow sham. Insert pillow through back opening.