Are you looking for a quick, fun, beginner-friendly quilted pillow or mini quilt pattern? You’ve come to the right place! I’m going to share with you about how I made the Explore Pillow/Wall Hanging Duo! The pattern comes in 3 sizes (pillow, baby, and throw!) and the pillow size of the pattern finishes at just under 20” square. The Explore quilt is a great project for quilters at any skill level!
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My newest pillow size Explore quilt was made with Meriwether – a collection of whimsical prints by Art Gallery Fabrics.
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After following the Explore Quilt pattern to piece the top, I hand quilted some big stitches on it, mostly for a fun handmade design feature. I love the texture hand quilting adds to any project and a small one like this is perfect for hand quilting!
Once the piecing and quilting were done, I chose to follow this tutorial to turn this mini quilt into a pillow/wall hanging duo! It essentially leaves an opening in the back for an optional pillow to slide into it, but also will lay flat for it to be hung on a wall (or even used as a Doll quilt!)
I hope you are inspired to make your own mini quilt! This is the perfect opportunity to try a new skill or technique! I’d love to see what you make, if you post photos on instagram be sure to use #ExploreQuilt and #HomemadeEmilyJanePatterns
If you are new to quilting, be sure to check out the 12 Steps to Making a Quilt.
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