November 30, 2017

Tasha Noel Pillow with Crochet Trim

I'm so happy to be back on the wagon and making things again! I actually made this several weeks ago but just now mustered the energy to post about it.

I had the pleasure of working with Tasha Noel's newest line "A Little Sweetness" to make this throw pillow. Tasha Noel was my first fabric love in 2013. I went to a quilt shop in Utah with my mother in law and didn't know anything about anything about fabric. I bought a charm pack of "The Simple Life" and some pom pom trim. Ahhhh, those were simpler times, when I wasn't addicted to fabric. ANYWAY :)

This newest line is very fun and I love the color range. I wouldn't have ever thought to combine light blue, mint, and teal, but I love it. And the navy tops it off for me. So cute! I also love the little scattered hearts that I used on the side panel.

I get asked a lot how I put zippers in pillows. I did a tutorial for putting them in the bottom seam like this here and back placement here

I got the idea for this general design from a placemat in the book Sweet Tweets by Erin Cox. She combined a patchwork panel with crochet scalloped trim. I didn't follow the pattern since I needed different dimensions, and I already knew how to make trim.

For the patchwork panel you can use a 5" square pack. Trim them down to 3" and piece into a 5 x 7 panel (35 squares are needed). If you don't crochet, you can use premade trim or ric rac. Baste the trim to the edge of your panel, then sew an 18" x 5.5" side piece. Quilt as desired, and then assemble the pillow. You can see how I do that in the zipper links above.

If you do crochet, here's the pattern for scallops I always use: ch 80, turn, sc across, turn, (skip 1, dc 5, skip 1, slip stitch) all the way across. You will need to trim to size and stitch back and forth on the sewing machine several times before you cut it. For this trim I used 100% cotton worsted weight, same as Sugar N Cream and all those, with a US G hook.

I hope that all makes sense. I made another one just like it last year in Christmas colors that is on our couch right now and I LOVE IT. Happy December tomorrow everyone!!


  1. Love the crochet trim on your pillow. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It’s all about the details, and you sure know how to add the beautiful details. That crocheted trim makes the pillow absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your instructions!

  3. Beautiful pillow! Love the crocheted lace on the side - perfect color for these lovely fabrics.

  4. Beautiful pillow, the crocheted edge is the perfect little detail.