Last week, I saw the cutest American Flag pillow on Facebook. It was really screaming at me so I decided to make one. It took me all day yesterday but it's all finished:
To start, the finished pillow is 14 inches wide X 10 inches high. Using a ruler, I marked out the pattern on muslin. I always work on a foundation when I do strip quilting.
I started at the bottom, sewed down the first strip and then worked my way up. I should have taken more photos. I actually line my strips up and then sew on the line on the back. Then I flip the strip, pressed it and sewed down the next strip until I got to the top.
Here, I cut a piece of blue fabric. Added fusible web to the back and ironed it in place. Then I top stitched that on the edges.
With right sides together and starting at the bottom, sew the front to the back leaving about 6 inches open at the bottom for turning right side out. Trim the excess fabric.