Flag pillow and block tutorial

 
Happy 4th of July to all of you in America (and not in America)!  
 
As you can see I turned my flag block into a pillow…it’s very festive.  
 
 
 
I had lots of requests for instructions so they are below.  On the real flag there is a white strip under the blue…but I liked this layout so there ya go. There are lots of possibilities!
 
 
To make a 11″ x 16″ (finished) block you’ll need: 
 
Blue:  (2) 2 1/2″ squares
           (6) 2 1/2″ x 3″ strips
 
Red:  (3) 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ strips
          (3) 1 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ strips
 
White: (3) 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ strips
            (2) 1 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ strips
            (8) 1 1/2″ squares
            (1) 2 1/2″ square
 
Layout the blue pieces with the 2 1/2″ squares in the top center and bottom center, and the 2 1/2″ sides all facing the center.  Make a star block…here is a step by step on making the star units.  Layout and sew your strips into sets as shown. 
 
 
 
Sew the star together, then sew it to the 9 1/2″ strip set.  Press, then sew the top to the bottom strip set.  Done!  
 
 
 Megan already whipped up a super cute flag block here and made it into a mini quilt!   She’s so speedy.
 

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

26 Responses to Flag pillow and block tutorial

  1. Alycia July 4, 2015 at 2:02 am #

    Great block!! Love the pillow you made!

  2. Anja @ Anja Quilts July 4, 2015 at 2:43 am #

    Great pillow. Happy 4th of July.

  3. Sharon T July 4, 2015 at 3:04 am #

    Thank you for this tutorial! Love it!

  4. Debbie July 4, 2015 at 3:16 am #

    Very nice!!

  5. sandi s July 4, 2015 at 4:24 am #

    Your pillow is wonderful! Thank you for sharing the pattern. Happy Fourth. Hugs,

  6. magistra July 4, 2015 at 5:44 am #

    Super cute! Thank you for sharing it!

  7. joanold July 4, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    Greetings for 4th July from across the pond. I whipped this up as a small gift for friends who are hosting an American Supper tonight. Great pattern and very quickly put together, so many thanks. I did find that I needed a white 2 1/2" square for the middle of the star, though.

  8. mindingmomma July 4, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    Thanks for the instructions! Love this! Happy 4th.

  9. Kamila @ Work-With-Patches July 4, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    Great idea for a beautiful pillow 🙂
    Greetings from Poland
    Kamila

  10. Quilt Fabric Pizazz July 4, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    What a great pillow! I am not American, but I am totally in love with this. Patriotic in a quilty way! Enjoy you 4th of July.

  11. kathy-o July 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    DARLING! Thank you for sharing & giving! Happy 4th to you & your cute family!

  12. DivaMomCarol July 4, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    Oh Allison! It's so cute! May I use it as my Profile Pic Today if Igive The Cluck Cluck Sew blog address? Just asking….its up to you, my dear! -Carol in Pure Michigan.

  13. allison July 4, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    Of course Carol! Cute idea! The 2 1/2" white square has been added…can't believe I forgot that!

  14. Kelly July 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    Thanks for the tut! Love it!

  15. Karen July 4, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    Happy 4th! Thanks so much for the pattern!

  16. coastal gray July 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    Love the Aqua……

  17. Sandra Walker July 4, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    Thank you for this, Allison! I love it. 🙂 Love the aqua you used on your pillow.

  18. Debra July 4, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    Oh this is too cute. Lucy would like this!! I might have to make this! Happy 4th of July!

  19. Rosemary B❤️ July 5, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    I like this very much.
    I would like to try this one. I have so much fabric, I could make a flag for every country in the world lol
    Thank you for this tutorial

  20. Paige Flamm July 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    That pillow is so fun, and pretty!
    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  21. Liila January 17, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    Thank You so much for this pattern. I made one for my doughter. You may see my version from here: http://lumoavaliila.blogspot.fi/2016/01/tyynynpaalinen-tilkkutyona-flag.html

  22. sewlightly June 14, 2016 at 6:49 am #

    I made 2 of these last weekend. I love them. May be my favorite project to date. One for my daughter and one for me!

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