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So Many Strips

Fabric scraps take center stage on this pair of geometric pillows. A quick stitch-and-flip method brings together narrow fabric strips to create a delightful pillow duet.

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1. Sew solid light turquoise triangles to opposite edges of square pieced panel (Diagram 3). Add solid light turquoise triangles to remaining edges; press all seams toward triangles. Trim to 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances to make square pillow center.

2. Add green floral 2-1⁄2x8-1⁄2" border strips to opposite edges of square pillow center. Add green floral 2-1⁄2x12-1⁄2" border strips to remaining edges to complete square pillow top (Diagram 4). Press all seams toward border. Pillow top should be 12-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

3. Join solid light green 2-1⁄2x4-1⁄2" border strips to short edges of rectangular pieced panel. Add solid light green 2-1⁄2x18-1⁄2" border strips to remaining edges; press all seams toward border. Sew green floral 2-1⁄2x8-1⁄2" border strips to short edges of pillow center. Add green floral 2-1⁄2x22-1⁄2" border strips to remaining edges to complete rectangular pillow top. Press all seams toward green floral border. Pillow top should be 22-1⁄2x12-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

4. Sew each pillow top to its corresponding-size green floral pillow back, leaving an opening for turning. Turn right side out; press. Stuff with fiberfill and hand-stitch openings closed.

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