personalized gifts for kids Get Happy!! Quilt and Pillow Tutorial decorative pillow shams

In my previous tutorial, you learned my favorite tips for foundation paper piecing a single Get Happy block. If you loved making it and want to sew more blocks, this tutorial will help you make tops for a pillow or lap quilt. This pillo...


In my previous tutorial, you learned my favorite tips for foundation paper piecing a single Get Happy block. If you loved making it and want to sew more blocks, this tutorial will help you make tops for a pillow or lap quilt.

This pillow top is made with four Get Happy!! blocks. The finished pillow size is 14″; tall by 28″; wide.

baby pillow set

Foundation paper piece four Get Happy blocks using the instructions from my previous tutorial.

Using a 1/4″; seam, sew the four blocks together along the long sides as shown below. Cut two pieces of background fabric at 3″; by 28″;.

Sew one piece of 3″; by 28″; background fabric to the toppersonalized gifts for kids, and the second piece to the bottom, as shown below.

Your pillow top is done! To finish this pillow, follow this wonderful tutorial on the WeAllSew blog.?I used my BERNINA #50 walking foot to quilt straight lines and used my Bulky overlock foot #12C?to add piping around the pillow. If you need help using your #12C foot to make piping, watch this video. This pillow is finished with a zipper that I attached using my Zipper foot #4.

This quilt top is made from 28 Get Happy blocks. The finished size is 64″; tall by 47 1/2″; wide.

Cut the following pieces out of the background fabric:

Foundation paper piece 28 Get Happy blocks. Using a 1/4″; seam, make rows of Get Happy blocks and background fabric as shown below.

Using a 1/4″; seam, sew the rows together from top to bottom in the order shown below.

Your quilt top is complete and should look like this!?Print out the Get Happy finished quilt coloring sheet?below to plan out your quilt!

Congratulations! Your Get Happy quilt top is now finished! Pick 5 yards of a coordinating fabric for the back and half a yard for the binding. Next up, baste your Get Happy quilt top, batting, and backing following these instructions.?I used my BERNINA Walking foot #50 to quilt diagonal straight lines. For help with successful straight line quilting, check out these great tips. Last, bind your quilt using this tutorial. Get Happy every time you use this cozy lap quilt and pillow!

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