An Artful Piece Totes & Pillows Pattern by Amy Butler

There are two design options for both the Tote and the Pillow. The pieced Tote and Pillow are shown using my 'Hapi-Celestial' quilting cotton from Rowan, but can be made using any print with a focal design. All of the options for making these totes and pillows offer up wonderful creative opportunities for exploring a variety of techniques that make your project special! For both projects, you can make a pieced & quilted version or simply play with all-over machine quilting to add wonderful texture and interest.

PROJECT ONE

AN ARTFUL PIECE QUILTED TOTE

Finished Dimensions:  17" wide  x 16" tall (excluding handles)

 

MATERIALS LIST

The yardage given is for a one-way design.  Please allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

 

Tote Style

Fabric Width

Fabrics Required

Yardage Required

Option 1: Quilted Tote with Chevron Panel

44" wide quilting cotton

Focal Print for Main Panel

3/4 yard plus      5/8 yard for optional Fabric Straps

5 coordinating prints for the Chevron Panels

1/4 yard each print

Print for the Lining

5/8 yard

Option 2: Quilted Pillow with Single Print

54" wide linen or home dec print

Print for the Exterior

5/8 yard plus 5/8 yard for optional Fabric Straps

1 print for the Lining

5/8 yard

 INTERFACING/NOTIONS NEEDED

  • 5/8 yard 44” wide muslin
  • 1 pkg 45” x 60” - Extra-loft batting – (I use Poly-Fil Extra Loft® Quilt Batting from Fairfield®)
  • 1 spool of transparent nylon thread
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread

For Quilted Tote with Chevron Panels only:

 

HANDLE OPTIONS

 

Fabric Straps

  • 3 yards 7/8” wide ribbon – (I use my ribbons from my Renaissance Ribbon Collection www.renaissanceribbons.com)
  • 3/4 yard of 20” wide fusible woven interfacing – (I use Shape Flex® SF-101 from Pellon®)

OR

Leather Straps

  • 1 leather belt (men's size XL/48+ long x 1 1/2" wide x 1/8" thick) 
  • 8 – 7mm Double Cap Rivets 3/8” thick and Rivet Setting Tool 
  • Craftool Drive Punch 1/8”
  • Rubber mallet

Note:  You can find the Rivets, Drive Punch and Setting Tool at www.tandyleatherfactory.com

 

 

PROJECT TWO

AN ARTFUL PIECE QUILTED PILLOW

Finished Dimensions:  22" square

 

MATERIALS LIST

The yardage given is for a one-way design.  Please allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

 

Pillow Style

Fabric Width

Fabrics Required

Yardage Required

Option 1: Quilted Pillow with Chevron Panels

44" wide quilting cotton

Focal Print for Center Panel

3/4 yard

5 coordinating prints for the Chevron Panels

1/4 yard each print

1 coordinating print for the   Pillow Back

3/4 yard

Option 2: Quilted Pillow with Single Print

54" wide linen or home dec print

1 print for the Pillow Front and Back

OR

3/4 yard

1 print for the Pillow Front

PLUS

3/4 yard

1 print for the Pillow Back

3/4 yard

 

 

INTERFACING/NOTIONS NEEDED

  • 3/4 yard 44” wide muslin
  • Extra-loft batting – (I use Poly-Fil Extra Loft® Quilt Batting from Fairfield®)
  • 45" x 60" for Option 1
  • 81" x 96" for Option 2
  • 1 spool of transparent nylon thread
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
  • 22" PIllow Form - (I use Soft & Crafty® from Fairfield®)

For Quilted Pillow with Chevron Panels only:

 

TOOLS NEEDED (for both Projects)

  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Fabric marking pen/pencil                                         
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Measuring tape or ruler                                         
  • Transparent tape                 
  • Seam ripper                                                          
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Large safety pins                                                          
  • Pressing cloth
  • Rotary mat, ruler and rotary cutter                          
  • Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)
  • Machine Quilting Foot (for your sewing machine)                
  • Walking Foot (for your sewing machine)
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