This is a very easy way to use small panels that are 6â€ to 12â€ square or rectangular. Sometimes you have them leftover from a project or sometimes you just bought them because they caught your eye.
No Pattern Required
You donâ€™t even need a pattern to do this. Just start with scrap paper or scrap fabric and make a plan before cutting up your good fabric.
Here I had two panels and some coordinating fabrics. I cut the background pieces 19â€ square to allow for a Â¼â€ seam allowance and a little extra space around the pillow f0rm and used an 18â€ pillow form.
You can put fusible web on the back of these fabrics first or use fusible fabric spray adhesive after they are cut. I cut shapes from scrap paper just to get the size I wanted. Then I used those for templates for my fabric.
Fuse the background shapes on first. Stitch around them with a blank stitch or zigzag as you please. Then cut and fuse the panel pieces on top and sew around them as well. This way they wonâ€™t come apart in the wash.
You can stuff your own pillows or use pillow forms.
Use Your Imagination
These would also look great as a set of wall art. They could be stretched on art canvas using spray adhesive â€“ no sewing at all required.
Here we show them using a large print focal fabric.
Use your imagination for shapes and designs!