Friday, July 26, 2013

Finish It Friday - QAYG Pillowcase

July must be my month because I have gotten several projects finished.  This is my Quilt As You Go (QAYG) pillowcase inspired by the QAYG Bags class at Craftsy.

I really like the look and texture of this technique, but was a bit hesitant to start with a tote bag.  I thought I would try making a pillowcase using my Denyse Schmidt scraps.  The whole thing goes together quite easy and it makes for a very strong fabric.  I could easily see myself using this technique to make floor pillows.

I started by making a large piece of QAYG fabric.

Then, I sewed on the pillow lining by stitching in the ditch.  You can see from this photo just how much I love to pin baste....not!

I sewed 2 sides together, being sure to enclose the seams so there is no fraying.  Lastly, I sewed on the binding.

I loved the way this turned out.  Now I just need to find other projects to make using QAYG.

Linking today to Finish it Fridays and to Whoop Whoop Fridays.


  1. Love this pillow! Oh, my kingdom for Denyse sraps! :)

  2. This is soooo pretty - congrats!

  3. Beautiful!!!
    I love this technique and have made two totes with it.
    Check this:
    and this:
    Hope that I can inspire you to have more fun.

  4. What a fabulous use of very valuable and beautiful scraps. The pillow is darling.

  5. Ohhhh this sure looks gorgeous. So pretty and scrappy and vintage. Great finish!!!

  6. What a gorgeous pillow. I have enrolled in this class also. So looking forward to getting started. Thanks for sharing Marie (

  7. This is just lovely - beautiful work!

  8. I love the look of QAYG. Good job!

  9. Gorgeous pillowcase, I think you're right, it would be perfect for a big puffy floor cushion :D