Fabric 1 – cut one 6” square (for the front) and one 5” square (for the back). Cut the 6” square diagonally into two half-square triangles. Set the 5” square aside.
Fabric 2 – cut one 12½” x 1¼” strip
Fabric 3 – cut one 12½” x 1¼” strip
Sewing (all seams are ¼”)
Sew the strips of Fabric 2 and 3 together lengthwise to form a strip-set. Press.
Sub-cut the strip-set into:
2 – 4½” segments
2 – 1¼” segments
Cut the strip-set into four segments
Sew the two 1¼” segments together to form a 4-patch. Press.
Sew a 4½” segment to each end of the 4-patch. Press.
The completed strip-set
Sew a half-square triangle to each side of the strip, matching the middle of the triangle to the center of the 4-patch. Press.
Adding the half-square triangles to the strip-set
Trim to 5” square (place the 45 degree line on your ruler along the center seam).
Trimmed and ready to finish
With right sides together, sew the trimmed 5” square to the back square, leaving an opening of 1¾” along one side. Push out the corners and smooth the seams. Press.
My favorite stuffing material - Poly Pellets
Whip-stitch the opening closed and you’re done! You might want to include a new packet of pins with your gift, as we can always use new ones. Darn those elves that come in at night and steal them!
A couple of finished ones!
Remember to take time and enjoy the season!