Monday, July 6, 2015

Ottoman Pouf Pillow!

Welcome to my stop on the Riley Blake Designs Home Dec ♥ Blog Tour!

Ottoman Pouf featuring Riley Blake Designs' "Sweet Nothings" by Zoe Pearn
Amy Butler's fun "Gumdrop" pillow pattern makes a great little footstool or seat.  I love it to prop my legs at the end of the day, watch my favorite Netflix series, bind a quilt or do a little handwork.

We've made this little pillow several different ways - using regular cotton fabric, pre-quilted fabric, and now with this luscious RBD home dec!  Soft and pretty, the fabric is easy to cut and sew using a regular needle.

I fortified the seams with an edge stitch.  I use an edge-stitch or edge-joining foot, which has a straight guide right down the center of the foot.

The guide easily glides along an edge, especially if you have pressed the seams to the side.  Then I just move my needle position to the far left or far right and stitch a nice, even 1/8" topstitch.

Then it was time to stuff.  It took 10 bags --  Charlie helped!  

The RBD home dec material is just as vibrant and beautiful as the original cotton prints.  It perfectly matches my quilt and pillow made a few years ago for my "How to Quilt" Cutting Corners series using the same line of fabric!
Pieceful Beginnings 

At this very moment I am on the East Coast finishing up a Mid-Atlantic Coast tour with my choir.
We've performed in some amazing places, have seen some amazing things, met some amazing people and sang our little hearts out.  Tomorrow we'll be homeward bound!  And then.... prop my tired feet up....  Aaah.

See the full range of Riley Blake Home Dec fabrics HERE.  And be sure to check out all of these creative ideas on the RBD Home Dec ♥ Blog Tour listed below.  I'm lucky to be included in this lineup with some my favorite people!  


  1. this looks oh so comfy for your tired feet. The foot you have for your machine sounds very useful, think it is a bernina so must look into one of them and maybe my stitching will improve. Sounds like the choir trip is going along splendidly

  2. I love it!! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this afternoon that links to your tutorial: --Anne

  3. Love this bright fabric and your cute painted toes

  4. Your pillow is fantastic! There was a quilter in our Clubhouse quilting group...she brought a bag to each work session for our scrap fabric and batting. By the end of two months she had enough 'stuffing' to stuff two of these pillows! They were incredible!

  5. Perfect timing. I have a pillow I need to cover. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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    Eagle Pass Personal Injury Lawyers


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