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How to make a Ruffle Edge Pillow

Begin my choosing fabric. You can choose one fabric for the center and another for the ruffle. No problems. The pix shows a 12" square with 2 cuts that are 4" by 42". Read the "Two Important Things" below.
Join the cuts into a large circle. I like to join the cuts with a diagonal seam but a vertical seam is fine. Snip the seam and fold over. 
If you are fortunate enough to have a ruffle attachment...now is the time. If not, set the length of your stitch to the largest and pull the bottom string to gather. If you are nervous, pins may help.
Here's the ruffle pinned in place. I find it easier to round the corners. Pin and fluff the ruffle so that it's even before you sew. 

Once that is done, place the other square on top and sew around all but about 4" in the center of one side. That's going to be your turning point.
Snip the seam before you turn.
Turn the pillow inside out using the opening you made on one side. Here's the turned pillow. I like to give it a quick press before I stuff it with polyfill. 
After you have stuffed the pillow, hand stitch the opening closed.
Here's the finished pillow. Good job!

Two Important Things:
1) The cuts you make for the ruffle should measure close to twice the total of the outside dimensions. Example: cutting 2 42" strips for a 12" wide pillow will give you a nice ruffle.

2) If you are using a Tea Towel...Don't forget to center the design before you cut the square or rectangle.


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