Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Ring Around The Rose Pillow Cover in Linen
Note to self: don't make this pillow again unless you use a circle cutter! Or at the very least, know the exact number of circles needed so you don't end up cutting 60 extra!
Last month my mother-in-law showed me the pattern for this pillow in her quilting magazine. I decided to make it for her birthday. I had read the instructions thoroughly, but when it came time to make it, I couldn't remember exactly how many circles to cut! And I couldn't find a copy of the magazine. So I just went for it, and it worked out. I did have some trouble with my sewing machine, but other than that (and cutting all the circles), it was really easy to make. Now I need to do something with all those double-sided circles I have left over.
Since I used a floppy linen for the pillow cover, I also lined it with white muslin. I'm really pleased with how it turned out! I like how the lined linen makes it looks more professional than the quilter's cotton called for in the directions would.
Linked to: New House, New Home, New Life, Petals to Picots