I made this pillow this past weekend to go with the quilt for Charlotte. I had a lot of leftovers from the quilt -- both strips and binding. I like to have excessive supplies for a project so I can feel free to make mistakes. Here, I used the leftover strips to make the front of the pillow and used leftover binding strips to make the piping.
To make the piping, I bought some upholstery piping cord at Joann's and sewed it into the binding strip. Once the cord has been sewn into the binding fabric, you just sew it onto the front side of the pillow, lining up all the cut seams. Then, sew the back of the pillow to the front as usual. When you flip your pillow right-side out, the piping is there -- like magic!
Speaking of magic, are you into "Game of Thrones" on HBO? I am LOVING it. But then again I really like nerd-based-fantasy-medieval-magik-with-a-K-type entertainment. I've just started on the books too!!!
Back to pillows, I do think this one came out pretty cute. Next time, however, I will use bias-cut fabric instead of straight-cut fabric for the piping (the pattern will look better).
I'm gearing up for my bedroom bolster pillow project and definitely want it to be piped -- so this was good practice. Just wait until you see the fabric I got!!!! And watch Game of Thrones!!! Let's discuss plot points ASAP!