Sometimes the simplest things in life are, well, the simplest. I really liked this idea. When my daughter asked me to make her a throw pillow with linen and concentric circles, this was my interpretation. It didn’t take much time. I simply cut out my linen square to the size of my pillow insert, plus 1 inch for my 1/2 inch seam allowances around the edges.
I traced a circle very lightly in the center of the square. To find the exact center, I folded the fabric in half and then in half again so that I would have intersecting lines.
I layered the linen with quilt batting which had been sprayed with quilting adhesive. On the other side of the batting, I ironed a square of woven, fusible interfacing.
Woven fusible interfacing, which you can buy here https://www.etsy.com/shop/BungalowQuilting?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&search_query=white+woven+fusible is just the best thing ever. If you’ve never used it, you’re in for a treat. We sell it in the shop and online in the shop. It’s a lightweight cotton that has adhesive on one side. It is perfect for masks, it’s perfect for interfacing for garments, and it’s perfect to give a little extra umph to any fabric that you want to have more substance. Sometimes it is really great added to the wrong side of a fabric before you sew it into a bag, even when the pattern doesn’t call for it.
So, after my layering, I started quilting the circles. I sewed over the circle that I traced, and, using my walking foot, of course, I continued to make concentric circles out from the center. I used the edge of my walking foot as a guide. You certainly could space the circles out more, or make them uneven, or do whatever with them. It’s just that she wanted something subtle. I like the way it turned out.
I then sewed the rest of the pillow using my pillow with a zipper flap tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbwmH3Bz7rQ&t=27s