Posted on Tuesday the 28th March 2017 by Fiona @ The Sewing Directory
Every evening I spend at least an hour reading in bed before I go to sleep. I like to keep a big fluffy pillow to rest the book on. So I came up with the idea of making a special pillow case for it so it stands out from the other pillows on my bed. I found the perfect Quilting Fabric on the Minerva Crafts website, it’s called Cats in the Library and is from Timeless Treasures. Isn’t it stunning?
When my husband spotted the fabric he wanted a reading pillow too so I made two at the same time. I used an existing pillowcase as the template, I’ve written a tutorial on how I did it here on my website if you fancy making your own.
Each pillowcase uses exactly 1 metre of fabric so it’s a great way of using up 1 metre pieces of fabric from your stash. I like to use ones that are quite pictorial like the Cats in the Library print as it really shows off the full print without interruption.
I used Minerva Craft’s handy thread matching service again and they came up trumps with a thread that perfectly blended in with the fabric. As you can see in the image above the hems are barely visible.
I used my handy Clover hem guide when doing the double fold hems, it makes it so much easier to get an accurate hem. There’s one here which is free to download and does straight and curved hems.
My son was feeling left out because he didn’t get a pillow so I’m going to use the small offcut of fabric I have left to make him a quilted wall hanging. I’ll share pictures on my Instagram account when I make it, probably later this month.
Speaking of Instagram, did you know you can see the pictures we share when making our Blogger Network projects by searching the #MCBN hashtag?
Now to start a new book and try not to get distracted by these adorable cats when I’m reading!