Crazy-Quilted Prayer Pillows

This cool project was created by Darla Simmons, who sent us lots of beautiful projects, including this one. Darla, thank you so much! They are very stylish and beautiful :o) Here is a photo of all three pillows together, and below you'll find Darla's instruction explaining how they're done, as well as some more close-up photos.
prayer pillows - all together

Supplies List:
  • Pockets of old denim jeans
  • Fancy quilting fabric pieces (cotton)
  • Floral embroidery designs from Fantasy Flowers set
  • Cross design - pick up something from "Christian Symbols" or "Christian Crosses" sets.
  • Lettering - either use the built-in fonts of your machine, or select some really nice letters here.
  • Embroidery thread
  • Tearaway backing
  • Pillows filling

  • Instruction:

    Start with a pocket cut from an old pair of jeans, cut fabric of your choice into 2 1/2-inch wide strips. Each pillow size varies, according to how large the pocket is. Using the "log cabin" quilting method, sew the strips around the perimeter of the pocket:
    prayer pillows - front parts

    Because the denim is already heavy, I used only one layer of tearaway stabilizer. I used flowers #3 and #8 from "Fantasy Flowers" collection, free cross design, and lettering from my software. Add a few buttons for added detail. Using a pillow top as a pattern, cut a piece of fabric to use as a back of the pillow, sew together and stuff.

    Add your own sentiment if you wish - say "Thank You" or "Happy Birthday", and include a gift card in the pocket of the pillow.... They are so much fun to make, and give as gifts!
    prayer pillows - all together
    prayer pillows - all together
    prayer pillows - all together


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