Linked Pillow-Along

This post is part of the Linked Pillow-Along.  If you are just joining, you can see the first post here and the supply list here.  There will be plenty of time to catch up.  Today we are cutting the fabric.  Friday we’ll be making our pillow front.  Tuesday next week (Aug 28) we’ll be quilting and Friday (Aug 31) we’ll be putting a zipper in the back and doing the binding.

For those of you who have been pillowing along – are you ready to get started cutting your fabric?  Here we go!

Cut strips

For the blue squares, cut 2 3½” strips and 2 2½” strips.  Subcut the 3½” strips into 15 3½” squares and 3 3½” x 2″ pieces.  (Edited to add that the 2½” strips are for the binding).

For the white links, cut 9 1″ strips.  Using 7 of these strips, subcut 33 4½” x 1″ pieces, 30 3½”
 x 1″ pieces and 6 2″ x 1″ pieces .

For the green background, cut 3 2¼” strips.  These don’t need to be cut further right now.

Cut pieces

That’s it!  I know it is hard to wait to put it all together, but we’ll get there on Friday.  Save the rest of your fabric if you would like to use it for the back.  We’ll talk more about that when we put in the zipper and do the binding.

If you’d like to share your progress, add it to the Flickr group so we can all see how things are coming along.  If you have any questions, you can leave them in the comments here or start a topic on the Flickr group.  Have fun!

Edited to add:
Arlene asked a great question in the comments.  Unfortunately, my own blog doesn’t want to me comment on it :.  The strips are cut the width of the fabric.  When I figure the number of strips, I assume 40″ of usable fabric width.

  • Lyn
    Posted at 23:29h, 21 August Reply

    Are the 2.5 inch blue strips for the binding?

  • Ann
    Posted at 14:35h, 21 August Reply

    I am waiting for assembly directions as it looks like much of it could be strip pieced and then cut. Love the design and I could use a new pillow for fall.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 14:26h, 21 August Reply

    Hi, I was the incredibly lucky receiver of Debbie's fabulous Linked Pillow in the pillow swap. You will all love the finished result – it is just beautiful!


  • Arlene
    Posted at 12:31h, 21 August Reply

    Hi, I'm so excited to make this pillow. Before I start cutting, how long should the different strips be? Don't want to be caught short.


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