Making quilts for charities is a huge trend in sewing. Whether the beneficiary is Project Linus, Ronald McDonald House, The Children’s Home, Quilts 4 Cancer, or a local organization, there is nothing that replaces the warm feeling you’ll get by creating a quilt for a great cause.
But what if the thought of sewing an entire quilt is daunting? No worries; you can create a charity quilt pillow. Just as people everywhere love a warm blanket to wrap up in, a quilted pillow make a cozy and comfortable gift to donate, too.
Free Pillow Quilt Patterns
Free pillow quilt patterns abound, with something sure to catch your eye and match your ability level. If you’re a beginning quilter, the Twirling Four-Patch Pillow pattern makes a great choice. Choose coordinating fabrics in cheery bright prints or soothing pastels for a custom pillow any recipient is sure to enjoy.
Think outside the box with your charity pillows: the Garden Cushion pattern could be used as a body pillow as well as a porch seat cushion. There’s a basic pillow included in the pattern as well with a block design that is simple to sew.
Charity Quilt Pillows for Kids
The lovely lady featured on the Sunday Best Sue Pillow will charm little girls (those of us who have been around a bit longer will note her resemblance to Sunbonnet Sue). The ruffle around the pillow’s edge adds a soothing touch for little fingers to hold.
Once you’ve made one pillow for a charity, future pillows are easier to make. Use an assembly-line approach to make four or five pillows from the same pattern. To keep things interesting for yourself, buy separate fabrics for each pillow. Many quilted pillows patterns can even use up fabric scraps you already have from projects you’ve previously finished. There’s no better feeling than putting your fabric remnants to good use through sewing for charity!