Monday, December 16, 2019

Benartex 12 Days Of Christmas Quick Gift Project Hop

Whenever there's a holiday or birthday, it seems like I'm always rushing to make
someone a gift at the last minute. I hoping I'm not the only one like that!

The Christmas countdown is on … and Benartex is here to help you with fun, 
festive and fast projects that you can finish before the holidays! 
Join them on their Facebook page and Instagram account December 12th 
through the 23rd for the “12 Days of Christmas – Quick Gift Project Hop”.

Each day they will share a project from a fabric and/or pattern designer 
showcasing some of the most current collections – along with where you 
can find the tutorial or pattern to create the project. We hope you'll 
enjoy the inspiration and ideas, and that they help you get in the 
holiday spirit (and maybe cross a few names off your gift list too!).

You can find their Facebook page HERE and their Instagram page HERE

A pillow is a quick and fun gift to give. Making it personal is even better!
Know someone who loves dogs? Benartex "Dog On It" is a perfect choice!
Look at those faces!

This "Dog On It" pillow is 18" x 18" with an opening in the back to slide in a pillow form.
You can make either of these pillows (or both) really quick!


Benartex "Dog Gone It" fabric
18” x 18” pillow form

Fabric needed:

Fabric A – 1 fat quarter
Fabric B – 1 fat quarter
Fabric C – 1 fat quarter
Fabric D – 1 fat quarter
Fabric E – 1 fat quarter
Pillow Back – 2 fat quarters

Cutting instructions for each pillow:

Cut 1 – 8” x 8” square, Center Block
Cut 2 – 1¾” x 8” strips, left and right Border A
Cut 2 – 1¾” x 10½” strips, top and bottom Border A
Cut 2 – 1½” x 10½” strips, left and right Border B
Cut 2 – 1½” x 12½” strips, top and bottom Border B
Cut 4 – 3½” x 12½” strips, left and right Border C
Cut 4 – 3½” x 3½” squares, corners, Border C
Cut 2 - 13½” x 18½” rectangles, pillow back

Center Block: Fussy cut that sweet dog face to an 8" x 8" square.

Border A: With right sides together, sew 1¾” x 8” strips to left and right sides of Center 
Block. Press seams towards borders. With right sides together sew 1¾” x 10½” strips 
to top and bottom of Center Block. Press seams down.

Border B: With right sides together, sew 1½” x 10½” strips to left and right sides of 
Border A. Press seams towards borders. With right sides together sew 1½” x 12½” strips 
to top and bottom of Border A. Press seams down.

Border C: With right sides together, sew a 3½” x 12½” strip to left and right of Border B. 
Press seams towards borders. With right sides together, sew a 3½” x 3½” square to the both 
ends of remaining 3½” x 12½” strips. Press seams towards center. With right sides together, 
sew corner strips to top and bottom of Border B. Press seams down.

Pillow Back - Fold under 1/4” on one long side of each 16½” x 18½” rectangles.
Press. Fold over again 1/4” and press. Top stitch close to edge of fold. Place the pillow
 front right side up on a flat surface. Place the two backs, right side down
over the right side of the pillow front with turned under edges towards the middle 
of the pillow. Overlap in the center and line up the outer edges with the pillow front. 
Sew around all the edges. Trim corners. Turn inside out and press around the edges. 
Place preformed 18” x 18” pillow inside through the flap.

You can get the instructions for the 18" x 18" pillow in a PDF download HERE.

If you've ever tried to find a quick and inexpensive gift for a teenager, you know how hard it
can be. How about a reading pillow? It's easy and can be made with fabric from your stash.

This reading pillow measures 24" x 24", has a strap to carry it, and a double pocket in the back.

Fill the pockets with books, phone, or an extra gift.

You can get the PDF downloadable instructions for the 24" x 24" reading pillow HERE.

You'll have to check out these last minute gift ideas on the Benartex Facebook 
and Instagram, and visit these fun blogs, too!

December 12 - Debby Kratovil Quilts
December 13 - Rachel Rossi Design
December 14 - Grizzly Gulch Gallery
December 16 - Just Let Me Quilt
December 17 - Pat Sloan
December 18 - The Crafty Quilter
December 19 - Cora's Quilts
December 21 - Charisma's Corner
December 23 - Love to Color My World

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your pillows are a great gift for sure. Love the fabrics too.

  2. Oh that panel of dog faces is wonderful!!! I just wish I could find it somewhere in the Australian shop is the only shop I can find it in.

  3. Two great ideas for quick finished presents. I should have been so smart! =) Love Benartex fabrics, especially after sewing with a light, shreddy fabric from a big brand name competitor all day!


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