I used a basic pinwheel pattern from my quilt book, constructing four 2-piece triangles (per pillow) and then sewed the large triangles together.
The back opening is a simple overlap. I cut two sides that extend to approximately 2/3 the full width of the pillow. In this case the pillow measures 21" square, and the back sides are 16" wide. I hemmed the opening edge. The pillow stays tucked in nicely, and the cover can be removed for washing.
No need for zippers or buttons!
|Mission oak chair that my hubby reupholstered.|
These dandies should make some stellar marks on her face while she's sleeping!
Pillows make great gifts (I've done it several times). So easy to find fabric and styles to match whomever you have in mind! And in my case, pillows are like hotpads. They get used to death and new ones are such a treat!