Scrappy Tripalong Tassel Floor Pillow

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

Back in January, I caught the Scrappy Tripalong bug that was sweeping Instagram. Quilters were busting out scrappy squares and consequently busting through their fabric scraps. Me? I managed to make four squares. Then I turned them into a cute scrappy floor pillow! They were too pretty to wait in W.I.P limbo for all eternity. Here’s how I made my Scrappy Tripalong Tassle Floor Pillow.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

1. Create the front of your pillow. I used the scrappy tripalong tutorial to make 4 squares and then sewed them together.

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2. Layer the top over a layer of cotton and a layer of batting with the batting sandwiched in the middle. Pin or secure with adhesive and quilt as desired. I used my walking foot and did straight “stitch in the ditch” (along the seams) in both directions, but feel free to get creative with hand or machine quilting.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

3. Tim the extra fabric and batting from around the edge.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

The cover is complete. Let’s get fancy! I added some quick store-bought tassels to the corners.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

4. Tie the string of each tassel in a knot.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

5. Sew the string of each tassel to one of the corners with the tassel facing in.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

6. For the back, select a complimentary fabric, a yard will suffice,  and IRON it. I mean what kind of amateur would be so lazy to…

7. Moving on, cut 2 rectangles of fabric, 26″ tall x 20-25″ wide (depending on your fabric width) Turn the inside edges of the widths under 1″ and then under 1″ again.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

8. Sew straight along seam to secure. Overlap rectangles to create a 26×26″ square.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

9. Lay quilt top down on top with right sides facing.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

10. Make sure the tassels are centered in the pillow and pin to secure.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

11. Sew all around the outer edge with 1/4″-1/2″ seam allowance.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

12. Turn right-side-out and fill with a 24″ pillow form or better yet, an ugly pillow that you already have.

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

Word of warning, if you have more than one child, you will not get away with making just one. Back to the cutting board!

Scrappy Tripalong Floor Pillow

The front is sewn up from an assortment of beautiful fabrics from fabricworm, plus a few of my own fabrics and fabric by my friend Carol Van Zandt. The gorgeous Jay-Cyn Designs, Camp Modern-Flight, on the back can be purchased here.

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10 Comments

Karla

I love it, those colours are beautiful together! Balanced between the deep colours and the brights! And looks so comfy and I want one! 🙂

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Sam

Beautiful! I am so in love with the backing fabric you chose. And of course, tassels make everything better 🙂

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Jacinda

Thanks Ladies! I’m pretty much in love with this pillow and that Jay-Cyn fabric is one of my favorites of the year!

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Amy

This is lovely. I’ve been looking for a quick project to use up some of my fabric scraps and this is perfect. Thank you for sharing and for your wonderful blog.

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Ros

Stunning! I have watched the scrappy trip along with interest on IG and I must admit I’m a bit nervous about giving it a try! But a cushion seems much more relaxed than a full quilt so this is a great way to give the scrappy blocks a try. Love the tassels!

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Kelli

I just found your site and it’s absolutely amazing! I’m waiting on my UPS guy to get here so I can finish trying to make my own bias tape! I have a rookie question though; once you stuff your pillow how do you sew up the last side so it looks like the machine stitching? Do I just do it by hand as best I can? Thanks!

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Jacinda

Hi Kelly! Do you mean the insert? It doesnt matter a ton since it is covered but I would fold the seams inside, pin the edge together and machine sew along the very edge, with back stitches at the start and end to secure. Hand sewing with a blind stitch would also work.

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cathy

Fabulous pillow. Where did you find your tassels? I have been searching for some in that exact color to add to some pillows for a pop of color. Thanks in advance!

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