Fat Quarter Pillows {adding color to your home}

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When it comes to adding color to my home, I need a lot of help.  My husband and I are both neutral lovers.  We have a lot of beige, brown, tan, and black in our home.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the bright white with pops of color I see everywhere, but it’s what we have, and I’m no millionaire, so changing things in major form are NOT happening around here!

To make the most of what I can, I love to add pops of color inexpensively, to try and jazz up my space a tiny bit.  These fat quarter pillows are easy to make {especially if you’re a non-sewer like me} and since you can choose any color fat quarter that you can find, you can easily match your current theme – but just add something with a few pops of color!

To make the pillows, all you need are six fat quarter panels.  I used a plain creme on the backside, but you could easily use the same color on back and front, or matching patterns with different colors for a reversible pillow, of sorts!

I had three pillows lying around in a closet that weren’t being used because they had hideous covers on them.  They were the perfect size to cover with fat quarters! {a tiny bit smaller than a fat quarter, but I just trimmed the fabric and I was good to go!}

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I am not a sewer at all, so there’s not much to tell – it’s simple really – you sew the wrong sides of the fabric together, leaving a hole on one side to stuff the pillow in!  Turn the cover right side out when you are done sewing.  Stuff the pillow into the cover, and then…sew the hole shut!

 

I used this tutorial from Amy at Positively Splendid to close up the hole with a ladder stitch.  

She made it look:

 A) easier than it was and B) prettier than mine ended up

 

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 These simple pillows are a great way to add pops of color to an otherwise drab and very “brown” room!

fat quarter pillows

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About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

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