JABC Stitch School: Poke Corners

October 02, 2018

You’ve probably caught on by now that we love using quilt blocks for mini pillows. One thing we’ve noticed though is that some block designs don’t look quite the same when they’re “pancaked”  into a basic square pillow. Some blocks really call for being just that… a block!

The simple solution? A boxed-edge pillow that keeps the front of the pillow in a nice flat square. If you’ve ever tried to make a boxed-edged pillow, you know they can be tricky to stitch and turn. That is why we love the “Poke Corner” technique. It allows you to make your boxed edges from the outside of the pillow… no turning involved! What to learn more? Watch below as I show you step-by-step how it is done!

I know it looks a little tricky, but trust me, once you finish a corner or two, you will be a pro!

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Lorena said:

Thank you for share, I love ti.

Ruby Hudson

Ruby Hudson said:

Thank you for this very informative tutorial! I can’t wait to try it!

Angela  Batterman

Angela Batterman said:

When I had a drapery workroom, we use to make boxed corners a bit differently. Before joining the fabrics together we would sew a perpendicular stitch on each corner, trim and match them together when sewing fabric sides together nesting one inside the other. This cuts out all the stitching the corners later.

Catherine Laurent

Catherine Laurent said:

Thank-you for the easy-to-follow video.


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