Intermediate | 17 min
Taught by Ashley Nickels
Wondering what to do with all of the gorgeous blocks in our Block of the Month series? Ashley Nickels shows how to expertly set any quilt block in a posh pillowcase, featuring sashing to frame the block and a hidden zipper. She demonstrates the technique using Carolyn Friedlander's Polk Block, but you can use any block you please to create custom pillows for your home. 
Learn how to:
  • Add sashing
  • Install a hidden zipper
  • Sew with a zipper foot

What you’ll get:
  • Detailed instructions on how to turn a quilt block into a pillowcase
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Ashley Nickels
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students 

Quilt Block Pillow
Making the Pillow
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Quilt block of your choice (Ashley demonstrates using Carolyn Friedlander’s Polk Block - set of 4 blocks sewn together to create a 14” square)
  • 20” square quilting cotton for back of pillow
  • 3 ½” strips of quilting cotton for sashing
  • 16” zipper
  • 19" square pillow form
  • Thread in coordinating color
  • Sewing machine
  • Zipper foot
  • Snips or seam ripper
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Clear gridded quilting ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Pins
  • Iron and ironing board
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