Tie-on pillow class – dates and materials list

Thanks to those that expressed interest in the tie-on pillow class. The class will run on 24th and 25th March. I know this is Christmas ornament SAL weekend, but the weekend before is Mother’s Day over here and I thought it would be easier to avoid that weekend in case any UK stitchers that want to join in are busy with family commitments. Hopefully those of you that want to do the class and the ornament SAL will be able to fit both in – the pillow finishing is a relatively quick technique. Don’t worry if you can’t participate that weekend – the class instructions will be available for you to use independently at a later date.

The way the classes will work is that the instructors will post step-by-step instructions, with photographs, at the start of the weekend and then will be available all weekend to answer questions and give verbal help if necessary.

Materials list: Edited to add more details of amounts of supplies needed.

  • Stitched piece
  • Lining fabric for your stitched piece – something plain and neutral, preferably close to the colour of your linen.  You need a piece as big as your stitched piece, allowing extra for a margin around your stitching and seam allowances.
  • Co-ordinating fabric for your pillow – a fat 1/4 should be plenty but as long as you have 2 pieces at least 3 inches bigger all round than your stitched piece.
  • 1 metre of matching ribbon, about 1″ wide (you can go a bit wider if you wish, depending on the size of your stitched piece but I wouldn’t go much narrower)
  • Sewing cotton to match your linen and your pillow fabric.
  • Fiberfill
  • You will need a sewing machine (or access to one) for this class

Any questions, please post below. I’ll be posting reminders as the class date gets nearer. If you do want to join in, it would be nice if you were prepared to share pictures of your finish at the end of the class, so that we can have a record of everyone’s participation to add to the class pages. You’ll need a WordPress account to do this – check out the About this blog page for more information.

5 thoughts on “Tie-on pillow class – dates and materials list

  1. Thank you so much for organizing this and teaching this to us Karen. I have a couple of questions (probably obvious but I am not much of a sewer or finisher). First of all how much fabric do I need for the lining piece? Just slightly bigger than the stitched piece? Also, how much fabric should I buy for the pillow? How much ribbon? And last but not least is ordinary fiberfill being used for stuffing the pillow or do I need something else?
    Thanks and sorry for all the questions!

  2. The piece that I’d love to try this with is done on congress cloth. I can’t tell much about how its done from the photo so could you tell me if you think it would work with the stiffer congress cloth instead of linen?

  3. Your example is beautiful. I have school commitments during the weekend, but I’m going to try to squeeze it in anyway. 🙂

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