Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilted Pillowcases Part 1
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilted Pillowcases are a great addition to a flower garden quilt or a plain bedspread that will make the flowers pop. Part 1 explains how to piece the top for these lovely homemade pillow cases. In order to begin this project, you will need to complete the Grandmother's Garden Flowers tutorial, which teaches you how to make the hexagon flowers used in this quilted pillow pattern.
Project TypeMake a Project
Time to CompleteWeekend project
- 15 Grandmother's Garden Flower blocks (instructions here)
- 120 connecting hexagons
- 1 yard cotton muslin
- 1 yard low loft batting
- 1-1/2 yards wide eyelet lace to go around the pillowcase opening - any wide width you like will work
Lay your flower blocks out using the chart below, arranging where you want the different colors to go. On the chart the heavy black lines show one flower and its connecting hexagons. This is designed so that when side A is sewn to side A, you will have a tube of fabric.
Using the chart, sew connecting hexagons to the first flower block. Do not sew over a seam (go right up to it, though) and lock the sewing when it begins or ends at a seam. This will keep your points sharp.
Move on to the next block. Again, using the chart to see where they go, sew the correct number of hexagons onto the second flower block. Pin it to the first block.
Continue on in this way until you have all the blocks pinned together.
Sew the expanded blocks together.
- See Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilted Pillowcases Part 2 to quilt and finish your pillowcase.
This is Part 1 of the Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilted Pillowcases tutorial. Click here for Part 2.