When decorating for the holidays, a great, easy way to set a festive mood around the house is with pillows. In a rental space, this simple arrangement is neat because you save your walls from having any holes due to decorations. If cutting down on the clutter is a must, a great space saver is to make pillow covers; by doing so, you can put the relevant holiday pillowcases over your couch pillows. I did this when decorating for Christmas. This year for Halloween, I made two fully stuffed pillows, one for me and one for a friend.
I’m proud to say I didn’t use regular stuffing. I’ve been collecting all of my small useless fabric scraps from trimmings from cuttings, trimming blocks, and squaring off the quilts. I have such a hard time parting ways with any fabric, and now I can use them as stuffing and they won’t end up in a landfill. I filled these pillows with a combination of fabric scraps and polyfill to even out the lumps from the scraps. The front of the pillows use strips cut based off of the BAT Tutorial , however I altered them.
Instead of using 2.5” strips of fabric, I used 6” of colored fabric, and 5.5” of black fabric. I cut them in half making :
4 strips of color fabric (6” x 20”)
2 strips of black fabric (5” x 20”)
Taper the fabric sets in two different directions, and then cut them in 5” strips for the bat wings, and 2” strips for the bat body
I used the exact strips for the bat building block, but changed the placement of the pieces. I sewed the bat bodies together and did the same for the bat wings.
Here are some more Finished Mini Quilts. They look great on the wall or display them on the coffee table. My favorite Mini is the one that is featured in What is a Mini Quilt Swap?