Faux pleated pillows

When The Fat Quarter Shop released this free video tutorial a few months ago, I knew I wanted to make it. I was not sure from which fabric line, but I loved how it looked.

Then Chill by Zen Chic came out. I loved the rich purples.

Faux Pleated Pillows

I debated whether I should make two that the strips were matching or two where they were mixed up. In the end. My OCD won out, and I matched the strips.

This was such easy project and I look forward to making more in different fabrics.

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Fat Quarter Shop

Faux Pleated Pillows

Chill by Zen Chic

January 1, 2021

21″ Square each



This throwback Thursday I am showing one of my favorite quilts. It was completed May 2013.

It started as a shop hop quilt. The premise was that you virtually visited 12 different shops yo purchase each quilt blocks. Each shop had their own finishing kit. I loved this one because it was unique.

It was pieced with the help of Marti Michele templates. I used fusible thread to help with the applique. I machine quilted this on my domestic machine.