Happy July! A couple of months ago, I did an Instagram takeover for Moda Fabrics and posted a quick video tutorial of this fun flag pillow that you can whip up in an afternoon. But sometimes it’s nice to have instructions in writing, so I thought I’d put that tutorial here on my blog as well, just in time for some last-minute patriotic sewing on this 4th of July weekend!
(If you’re more of a visual person and haven’t seen the video tutorial, you can find it in my Highlights under the bio on my Instagram account, @figtreeandco.)
This pattern is scrap-friendly, so dive into your scrap stash—or grab a few fat quarters for a more controlled look.
Gather Your Materials
Out of blue fabric, cut
Out of one cream fabric, cut
Out of several different cream fabrics, cut
Out of several different red prints, cut
Piece the Sawtooth Star
Use the sew-and-flip method to sew flying geese blocks for the star points:
Assemble sawtooth star block:
Piece the Flag Stripes
Finish the Pillow
And just like that, you’ve got a sweet, scrappy, patriotic pillow!
We have some patriotic bundles available in the shop if your stash needs a little boost! You can find them HERE.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick tutorial. If you make one of these flag pillows and post it on Instagram, please don’t forget to tag me so I can see it!
This holiday weekend will probably be very different than what we’re all used to. Whatever your plans, stay safe and healthy, and have a wonderful weekend!
Somehow I missed this lovely interview/article that MODA FABRICS posted on their blog last…August 4, 2021