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 HST 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 HSTs that are 3.5" unfinished and 3" finished. I've including measurements for both rotary cutting and GO! Baby cutting:
- (2 strips of binding fabric 2.5"x42"
- (2) 18"x14.5" pieces of backing fabric
- (1) 18"x18" piece of muslin or scrap backing
- (1) 18"x18" piece of batting
- (1) 14"x14" pillow form
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"x9.5" rectangles of yellow fabric
- (7) 4.75"x9.5" rectangles of pink fabric
All seam allowances are 1/4".
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.