Sunday, August 9, 2020

Crafter's Edge Cute Fox In A PIllow

Using Crafter's Edge to cut shapes and designs from fabric is so fun. The "Cute Fox" is exactly that...CUTE! The fox would be adorable on a quilt, door hanger, or even as a pincushion. I used it to make a pillow for a quick birthday present. 

To get started on my pillow I grabbed a few fat quarters from my stash, my Crafter's Edge Crossover II machine and dies, and some of my favorite iron-on adhesive, Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive. With all my supplies ready, this pillow went together in a flash!
To make your own pillow, you'll need a few things:

 

Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive

Thread

Batting

18” x 18” Pillow Form

Crafter’s Edge Cute Fox Die

Crafter’s Edge Equilateral Triangles, 6 ½” and 5 ½” (it comes in four sizes)

Crafter’s Edge Letters, F – O – X

Crafter’s Edge Crossover II

Fabric needed:

6-8 fat quarters

1/4 yard - Binding

 

Cutting instructions for each pillow:

 

Cut 1 – 12 ½” x 12 ½” white, Center Block

Cut 4 – 3 ½” x 12 ½” orange, Border A

Cut 4 – 3 ½” x 3 ½” turquoise, Border A Corner

Cut 3 – 2 ½” x 42” black, Binding

Cut 1 – 18 ½” x 18 ½” white, lining

Cut 2 – 11 ½” x 18 ½” orange, pillow back

Cut 1 – 18 ½” x 18 ½” batting

Cut 1 – Crafter’s Edge Cute Fox following directions in Step 1.

Cut 2 – Crafter’s Edge Equilateral Triangles (6 ½” and 5 ½”) following directions in Step 1.

Cut 1 – Crafter’s Edge F-O-X letters following directions in Step 1.

 

Sewing/Applique Instructions: Seams are sewn 1/4” wide

 

Step 1: Applique – Iron adhesive to wrong side of fabrics; let cool. Following Crafter’s Edge instructions, place paper side of adhesive facing up on platform.* Cover as directed. Run die and fabric through machine. *To reverse the direction of design, place fabric side up before cutting. 


Peel off paper liner from the backs of applique pieces. Place applique, adhesive side down, on right side of fabric. Press according to package directions until entire piece is bonded. Let cool. Sew around edges of applique using a straight, zig-zag, or blanket stitch. 

Step 2: Border A – With right sides together, sew 3 ½” x 12 ½” orange strips to left and right sides of Center Block. Press seams towards borders.

Step 3: Border A - With right sides together sew 3 ½” x 3 ½” turquoise squares to the ends of 3 ½” x 12 ½” orange strip. Press seams towards center. With right sides together, sew strips to top and bottom of Center Block, matching seams. Press seams down.

Step 4: Pillow front/lining/batting– Place pillow lining wrong side up on a flat surface. Lay batting on top of pillow lining. Lay pillow front, right side up on top of batting. Pin or clip with all edges meeting together. Baste around edges. Quilt if desired.

Step 5: Pillow Back - Fold under 1/4” on one long side of each 11½” x 18½” rectangles. Press. Fold over again 1/4” and press. Top stitch close to edge of fold.



Overlap the two back sections with right sides up and turned under edges towards the middle to make an 18 ½” x 18 ½” square. Pin/clip to hold in place at overlapped sections and baste in place.



Step 6: Pillow assembly - On a flat surface, layer pillow sections on top of each other in the following order: Pillow back, wrong side up; Pillow front with lining, wrong side down. Baste around edges. Add binding using your favorite method. Place 18” x 18” pillow form inside through the flap.

This pillow was a full one and made it quite puffy...the better to snuggle on!


There's so many ways to use Crafter's Edge fabric dies. Give them a try...I think you'll love them as much as I do!

4 comments:

Annie said...

That IS an adorable cushion! A cute gift for fox lovers. I love the bright fabric mix. It will be a bright spot of whimsy in her room.

Mary Ann said...

Little Fox is as adorable as can be.

Needled Mom said...

He IS adorable, Carol. He looks like a very happy fox too.

Susan said...

That's as cute as can be. Thanks for sharing what you did. I'm looking at buying the conversion kit so I can use the cutter I got from a friend.