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I've been on a roll of completing a long list of works in progress this past month. One of those have been a long time coming - Modern Handcraft's Hexie Pillows. I don't know what I was dragging my feet for - these come together so quickly so grab yourself the Hexie Pillow Pattern and a mini charm pack and lets go!
Heather Givans Night Hike Fabric
I snapped this fabric up quite a few years ago, maybe 2018-19? I love that Heather is originally from Minnesota and really connected to the designs in the fabric since I live in central Minnesota myself. The lakes, topography, lightning bugs all paired with the shot cottons were perfect. I grabbed two charm packs and some yardage and was on my way. Night Hike is manufactured by Wyndham Fabrics if you are dead set on finding these fabrics.
You don't see any binding do you? That's right! I used a method called French Seam to conceal the interior seams within the quilt. I didn't want to break out my serger or second machine to use a zig zag stitch, so I sewed the back panels and front panel of my pillowcase together with a standard 1/4" seam, then turned the pillowcase right side out, sewed a 1/2" seam to encapsulate the 1/4" seam and that way the exterior of the pillow always stands nice and tall, as well as eliminiting any loose threads on the interior. Here is a great video tutorial.
If you love the background fabric of these pillows, I did find a source right here in Minnesota at a local quilt shop in Minneapolis - Lakes Makerie. It's a beautiful shop and they ship quickly. I used the Night Hike Lakes on white and it's available in yardage.
Look at me over here and doing some straight line quilting. It would be a lie if I told you I did this on my domestic machine. I loaded up the backing fabric, batting and the pillow tops onto my longarm machine and went to town. Once I use the channel locks (it locks my machine in a horizontal or vertical stitch path) I was on my way. I use a Gammill Statler so it's pretty spiffy to put this to task on straight line quilting.
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If you’d like me to help out adding quilting to next quilt check out my long arm quilting information page to send your quilt in! If you have any questions about quilting feel free to email me and I’m more than willing to help you out. I do have minimum of a $50 charge, so economically sending pillows in to get long armed isn't advised, but I am more than happy to talk over any idea with you!
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