Free Pattern: Pi Day Pillow

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Pi Day Pillow 

20″ x 20″

Fabric Requirements:

Background Fabric – 1/2 yard (includes borders)

Backing Fabric – 2/3 yard

Pi Fabric – 1/4 yard

 

Cutting Instructions:

From the background fabric, cut:

(1) 16 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle

(3) 3″ x 3″ squares for Half Square Triangles

(1) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

(1) 10 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 10 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 5 1/2″ X 3″ rectangle

(1) 8 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 5 1/2″ x 3″ rectangle

 

From the border fabric, cut:

(2) 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ strips

(2) 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ strips

 

From the backing fabric, cut:

(1) 20 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ square

 

From the Pi fabric,cut:

(2) 10 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

(1) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle

(3) 3″ x 3″ squares for Half Square Triangles

(1) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ square

(1) 12 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 5 1/2″ x 3″ rectangle

 

Pi Block Assembly:

Using the 3″ squares, make 5 half square triangles. There will be one left over.

Size the half square triangles to 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ square.

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pi square to a half square triangle as shown below.

Sew a 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ background rectangle to a 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pi rectangle as shown below.

Sew the units made in the previous two steps together as shown below.

Sew a 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ background rectangle to the unit made in the previous step as shown below.

Sew a 2 1/2″ half square triangle to the bottom of a 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ pi rectangle as shown below.

Sew the unit just made to the left side of the previous unit.

Sew a 2 1/2″ half square triangle to the bottom of a 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ background rectangle as shown below.

Sew two 2 1/2″ half square triangles together as shown below, then add a 4 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ background rectangle below them.

Sew the units made in the last two steps together as shown below.

Sew the units created so far along with a background and pi fabric 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle as shown below.

Cut the 5 1/2″ x 3″ background and pi rectangles diagonally from corner to corner and sew half of each together to make an elongated half rectangle.

Size to 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ background square to one end of the elongated half rectangle, and a 10 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pi fabric rectangle to the other as shown below.

Add a 16 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ background rectangle to the top.

Sew the two parts of the pi block together.

 

Sew the 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ borders to the sides of the block.Sew the 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ borders to the top and bottom of the block.

Use the placement diagram to draw the circle on the block. Download the placement diagram here. Be sure to tile when printing the pdf.

Embroider the circle.

Lay the pillow back over the block, right sides together and sew around the edge, leaving an opening to turn.

Turn the pillow and stuff.

Slip stitch the opening shut.

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Love this pattern! The print friendly version is a little wonky – the pictures do not line up with the instructions that go with them. I had to number the pictures and then number the steps that went with them.