Soft Spot Book!

Hey…I know I am not the only one who has a “soft spot” for pillows… I can’t tell you how many I have or have made in the last couple of years…they are soooooo fun, addictive and give your home just that special look without a lot of effort.  And can i just mention that pillows make the best gifts!  Especially when you need something quick.  I have the perfect book for you….Mother Martingale has come up with another great book to help guide you in your pillow making!!!!

There are so many cool projects in this book…17 to be in fact!   Here are a couple of my favorites from the book….I’m trying not to show you ALL of them…I am leaving 12 as a surprise!

Here is my project in the book…if you have any leftovers from American Quilter’s SAL you can make this…

CLICK the link below to snag a copy of this wonderful book from Primitive Gatherings.

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Are you a pillow maker?  Leave me a comment and you can win my fabrics to make a pillow….and hop on over to my IG account for a chance to win a copy of the book as well.

And before I forget…see this tutorial on how to put in a zipper so you can use the same pillow form for your pillows. 

Pillow Zipper Tutorial

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

66 thoughts on “Soft Spot Book!

  1. I love pillows! I srart and don’t finish many of the times. I end up doing the flap in the back. I see there is a tutorial for a zipper.

  2. Lately I’ve been making coordinating pillows to go with finished baby quilts. They make a nice addition to the nursery decor and are fun to make.

  3. I love pillows so much, esp. quilted ones!! My favorite one is made out of my mom’s old denim shirt that she worked in outside. I miss her every day💕

  4. I used leftover hexagons to make a pillow to match my 4th of July table topper. I love the stripes in the dresdan plate blades. It is a great challenge for me to use that idea and keep even seams.

  5. I love pillows. I think I am intimidated by the zipper. But I will challenge myself to complete a pillow.

  6. I love making pillow covers and swapping the covers each season and with only a few pillow forms. How do you keep the corners full? Thank you for the zipper tutorial.

  7. This book looks awesome! I love making pillows! I especially love your pillow! I will definitely be making one of those for my son, who is in the USAF, & my DIL.

  8. Love love love, this book looks fabulous! I need lots of pillows for my new house, so I’d love to win!

  9. Pieced and quilted pillows make a house a home and using the same pillow form is so smart to interchange for the following your blog,such attractive designs and fabrics.

  10. Ohhh… I would LOVE some of your beautiful fabrics to make a pillow!!! My brother has served 24 years in the Navy & will be retiring early next year. Thank you for all you do for our military who sacrifice so much for us!

  11. I love pillows and have been making more this year now that I have time. Would love to win some fabric!

  12. For those who don’t like to do zippers, try using an old button-front shirt for the cushion back. The strip with the buttons/buttonholes goes across the back in place of a zipper. All you have to do is unbutton it to insert the pillow form. Works great and so cute!

  13. I love making pillows! Can’t wait to get this book & make up some of these great patterns. Especially yours!

  14. Pillows as gifts … yes please! You know it’s going to be unique to the receiver and treasured. More patterns… yes please!

  15. Pillows are fun and yet another gift item I could make as a present for someone. This book looks fun just with your tease. Love your pillow of course. Nothing like a Dresdan to give that Pow! Thanks for the chance!

  16. I love making pillows. Actually the last 2 years I have been making your Merry and the winter trees pillows as gifts People love them. I know I have your Ho Ho Ho you sent out too but I can’t find it. 😢
    They are super fast and easy. Biggest plus is thru make a nice relaxing evening sew project.

  17. My Mom made pillows trying different quilt blocks as she didn’t start quilting til she retired. She said she probably didn’t have enough time to make a bunch of quilts with all the other activities she did but pillows gave her a chance to try different quilt blocks & decorate too. I now have some of those pillows so I have her still with me plus my grandma as feed sack material is used in a few.

  18. My husband is a fan of quilted pillows. They are cheerful and soft and easy to keep clean and change out. I will have to invest in this book.

  19. Love anything that is RWB and of course the star is perfect for the center of this beautiful Dresden pillow. Looks like a great book!

  20. Lisa, I love the red and white (or maybe cream) pillows that were on your couch when you were showing the Santa pillow. Do you have a pattern for those pillows?

  21. I have been watching the pillows in the past couple of years. Love them, but when I saw the pumpkin with the witch hat, I had to order the kit! Currently I am working on Christmas projects. But she is prepped and in line for after Christmas! Keep on bringing us your wonderful designs Lisa!!

  22. I love the idea of changing out the pillow covers for each season. I will have to make a few. Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. I love making pillows with the extra fabric left from constructing a quilt. Wonderful to decorate with!

  24. I would brave the “frozen north” as we call anything above KY, lol, to visit your beautiful shop and learn. The pictures looked like so much fun. You have been an inspiration to me in starting to work with wool. Thank you. Pillows are a sure fire way to change the seasons at our house and I love changing them often.

  25. Why did you do this to me? I am not into pillows, but after seeing your pillows, I want to make some for the couch and bed! (Chuckle). Can’t wait to see the others in the book.

  26. I love making pillows and pillow cases. They make wonderful gifts also. It looks like a great book. The pillows would look lovely with your fabrics!

  27. I’ve recently been doing seasonal table toppers and my next move is to do seasonal pillows. It’s so nice to work on a project that can be completed fairly quickly. I haven’t put a zipper in any of my pillows so far so your pillow zipper tutorial is really timely. Thanks!

  28. I’ve made a few pillows, I may have to make a few more after I buy the book. I especially like the pillow you designed!

  29. I recently finished your We Three Gnomes pillow and thanks to your tutorial I put a zipper in and couldn’t believe how easy it was and how sharp it looked! Thanks Lisa! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family😊

  30. I enjoy making pillows, as they are a quicker path to the gratification that comes with finishing a project. Making envelope or zipper closures really helps with storing the covers instead of entire pillows. I revisit your pillow demos often!

  31. What a lovely pillow. It would surely look nice on the American Gatherings Quilt. Soft Spot Pillow book is full of great patterns too.

  32. I am making my first pillows for Christmas gifts! I love yours and thank you for the tutorial of how to put in a zipper!

  33. I like pillows and the red, white and blue is very striking! I am going to watch your tutorial on how to put a zipper in so I can simply change pillow covers!

  34. I love pillows! I wanted to make some pillows with the scraps and now I see a few that I can make!! Yay!!

  35. I love making your pillows. Working on several Christmas ones right now. Love making chenilles. So comfy/cosy. Thanks for the zipper tutorial – now I can improve my technique.

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