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Posted by Shari on September 21st, 2014

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

In the mood for something Spooky?

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Paula here from over at The Sassy Quilter and I've got a pillow tutorial for you today that is perfect for Halloween!

Here is what you will need:

  • (2) - 18" Pillow forms
  • 1 Moonlight Manor  panel by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics

Spooky Pillow Tutorial
  • An assortment of coordinating prints for accent strips and borders.  Fat Quarters or 1/4 yd cuts will do.

  • (2) 1/2 yard cuts for the two backing prints

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

This was a half yard bundle I used and it was plenty for the pillows and the additional projects I made with the panel.  You can find the other project ideas here.

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Directions:  Pillow Front

1.  Cut out your two panels (spooky house and spooky skeleton), leaving 1/2" around the panel.  The panels will measure approximately 8.5" x 14.5".

2.  Cut three 2.5" x 14.5" strips for each pillow from your coordinating prints to use as the accent strips.  Sew these together into a strip set and then attach to the right side of the panel.

3.  Cut two 2.5" x 14.5" strips for each pillow from your border print.  Sew these along the right and left of your pillow top.

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Cut two 2.5" x 18.5" strips from your border print.  Sew these along the top and bottom borders of your pillow top.  Trim up your pillow top to 18" x 18.5".

Spooky Pillow Tutorial  

Directions:  Pillow Backing

These pillows have an envelope style back.  This makes them really easy to switch, whatever the season may be.

Cut two panels measuring 18.5" x 12".

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Fold one of the edges on each panel 1/2", then fold once more and stitch along the fold to hem the edges.

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Place one of the panels wrong side up with the hemmed edge toward the center and lining up the outer edges with the edges of the pillow top.

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Place your other panel for the pillow back wrong side up on top of the previous panel.  The hemmed edge should also be facing toward the center.

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Make sure all of the outer edges of the backings line up with the front of the pillow and then pin liberally along all the outer edges.  The two backing panels should have several inches of overlap, pin especially well here.

Stitch a full 1/4" seam along the entire outer edges of your pillow.  Because the back is an envelope style there is no need to leave an opening....I love this!

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Turn your pillow inside out and be sure to push out those corners and you are done!

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

Your back should look like this...

Spooky Pillow Tutorial

So easy it's spooky!!!

Keep it Sassy


Congratulations to Jelinda P.  for winning our Moonlight Manor Madness fabric bundle by random number generator!  Please email us at info@bearcreekquitingcompany.com to claim your prize.

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Thank you to everyone that participated!  Your ideas are amazing and I hope everyone is inspired for the upcoming spooky season.

Shari at Bear Creek Quilting Company

Spooky Pillow Tutorial was designed and created for Bear Creek Quilting Company by Paula of The Sassy Quilter

Fabric used in this tutorial is from Moonlight Manor  by Deb Strain for Moda.

Do you love free fabric?  Do you love to teach?  Want to be a contributor on our blog?  Send us an email at web@bearcreekquiltingcompany.com to get started!



Category: Tutorials


  • 1. Posted by Loni Ketterman on August 25th, 2016 at 4:34 p.m.
    I really like this pillow idea and love Halloween so perfect pairing, thanks!
  • 2. Posted by Kathi Clower on September 22nd, 2014 at 3:20 a.m.
    Congrats to the winner! Hope to order my own soon :) Love the tutorial...thanks for offering it! Kathi
  • 3. Posted by Rhonda on September 22nd, 2014 at midnight
    nice job on the pillows. I'll try to make some. Thank you
  • 4. Posted by Nancy on September 21st, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.
    Thanks for the Tutorial, these Pillows are Great and Paula is sew Creative!! Huggs, Nancy
  • 5. Posted by Mary on September 21st, 2014 at 8:10 p.m.
    I really like the pillows.
  • 6. Posted by Christine Sherman on September 21st, 2014 at 7 p.m.
    These are so great, thanks for sharing!