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Rebecca Kemp Brent demonstrates "biscornu" - a patchwork type of pillow design.


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Biscornu Pillow
by Rebecca Kemp Brent

Finished size: about 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 4 1/4"


2 contrasting squares of fabric, each 12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Dual Duty XP All-Purpose thread
Polyester fiberfil


  1. Mark the midpoint of each side of each square with a 3/16" clip into the seam allowance. Be careful not to clip through the seamline (1/4" from the raw edge).
  2. With right sides together, place the backing square on the pillow-top square, with the corners of the backing aligned to the midpoints of the top. Pin the midpoint of one side to its corresponding corner and pivot the fabric as necessary to align the raw edges just before the pin.

    Illustration B
  3. Begin stitching about 1" before the pinned corner. Backstitch to secure the beginning of the seam, and use a 1/4" seam allowance. Stitch to the corner and pivot with the needle down, allowing the seam allowance to spread open at the clip.
  4. Match the next corner and midpoint. Stitch and pivot as before. This time the corner and its clip will be on the underside, so be cautious about the position of the seam.
  5. Continue stitching around the pillow, matching corners to midpoints as you go. End stitching and backstitch about 1" past the last midpoint/corner to leave an opening for turning.
  6. Turn the pillow right side out. Stuff firmly with fiberfil. Slipstitch the opening, folding the seam allowances inside the pillow.

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Project Instructions:

711-2_Instructions 2 (PDF)

Sewing Machine Featured in this Segment:
Brother Innov-ís NX2000 Laura Ashley® Limited Edition Sewing Machine




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