It’s important to engage in quilting a study pillow for college life.
Taking the comforts of home isn’t completely possible when you are off to your school dorm, but this study pillow helps.
No, it won’t take the exam for you, but you can store your phone or music player and headphone in the clever side pockets. These, are also handy to keep your emergency chocolate.
You will need
a bolster pillow form
505 spray basting adhesive
fabric for the pillow ends
Measure the width and length of the pillow form, adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Create a quilt sandwich to match the measurements. The finished size of my quilted fabric was 24 inches wide by 19 long.
Spray baste the sandwich layers together. Machine quilt the layers together. I decided to create a diamond pattern by quilting rows of straight stitches diagonally in one direction, then the other.
Trim the quilted piece.
Sew long end together, right side in. Leave at least a 6 inch opening in the center for turning and inserting the pillow form.
Using the pillow form end as a template, trace a circle pattern, adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (Mine was an 8 inch circle.)
Cut out two main fabric circles, two batting circles, two muslin lining circles and two contrast fabric circles.
Spray baste two sets of fabric circle sandwiches together. Machine quilt together.
Fold the contrast circles in half. cut one quilt batting circle in half. Insert one half of batting in each of the folded fabric circles.
Baste the half circles to the quilted circles. These form the pockets.
Pin the circles to the main fabric tube, right sides together. Use a number of pins to ensure the curves are smoothly eased together. Take your time to evenly distribute the curves. Sew the circles to the ends. Go slowly, you’ll be sewing over a lot of pins.
Clip curves all around the sewn ends. Turn the cover through the center opening.
Push the ends out and wiggle the seams back and forth between your fingers until they are smooth.
Insert the cushion form, first one side, then the other. Using strong thread, sew up the opening using a ladder stitch.
Ta-da! A study pillow worthy of your very smart student’s head.
Students: study hard. Listen to your tunes, and don’t forget the emergency chocolate.
That’s why it’s so important quilting a study pillow for college life…