Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter. I have been playing around with it for a week or so, and I love it! It does require a little cutting prep work, but it's totally worth it! After I cut my rectangles the right size for the least amount of waste, I cut out 50 triangles in 2-3 minutes easy.
Today I'm going to share a tutorial with you using the GO! Baby, making a Vintage Sheet Half-Square Triangle Pillow. It's quilted and fully lined, featuring an envelope back. I used pink and yellow for mine, but you could use any colors you want.
Regardless of the cutting method you use, you'll be making 25 half-square triangles that are 3.5" unfinished and 3" finished. I've including measurements for both rotary cutting and GO! Baby cutting:
- 2 fat quarters of pink fabric*
- 2 fat quarters of yellow fabric*
- 1/2 yard of backing fabric
- 1/4 yard of binding fabric
- 18"x18" piece of muslin fabric
- 18"x18" piece of batting
- 14" pillow form
*Minimum amount required. Use additional yardage for more variety.
If cutting with a rotary cutter:
- (25) yellow 4" squares
- (25) pink 4" squares
If cutting with a GO! Baby Cutter with the HST-3" Triangle Die:
- (7) 4.75" x 9.5" pieces of yellow fabric
- (7) 4.75" x 9.5" pieces of pink fabric
From binding fabric:
- Cut (2) 2.5" x WOF strips
From backing fabric:
- Cut (2) 15.5"x18" pieces
If you'd like to learn more about working with vintage sheets, check out my post: How to Identify, Shop for and Sew with Vintage Sheets.
*Use a 1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise noted.*
1. If you're using a GO! Baby cutter, carefully align a few of your rectangles on the HST die and roll it through the cutter. Repeat until all your triangles are cut! If you're using a rotary cutter, cut 50 4" squares, 25 pink, 25 yellow.
2. Separate your pink and yellow pieces. Make pairs (of triangles or squares, depending on your cutting method!) with one pink and one yellow.
Half-Square Triangle Tutorial if you need help!
7. After your rows are sewn, sew them together to complete your pillow top. The top should be 14.5" square.
8. Now that the top is finished, baste it, using a muslin or scrap fabric for the backing. You won't see it, it will be the inside of the pillow. If you need a refresher on basting, you can check out my Basting Tutorial.