Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pillows with Split-Mitered Flange

We love the pillows shown in the May 2012 Issue of Traditional Home Magazine (“On the Line Design” pages 123 -131).  Designer Megan Perry Yorganicioglu uses the simplicity of color blocking and tailored flanges to accent plump knife edge pillows.

The same style of flanged pillow is used for Euro shams in the Master Bedroom.


But did you notice something different?  Take a closer look at the corners of the flanged pillows.  The flange meets in a miter but each piece is separate.  What a great idea!  When the pillow is filled and karate-chopped the flange creates a playful corner, a custom detail worth paying attention to.


How is this done?  The flange is cut in four separate pieces, with angles sewn at each end.  The flange pieces are then fitted to the pillow front. If the fabric is thin fusible stabilizer or interlining can be added but the corners do get bulky where the flange sections meet, so the flanges should not be too thick. 

To achieve the plump look of the pillows shown in the magazine, use a 10/90 or 25/75 down/feather pillow form. 


If you would like to make a Flange Pillow with a Split-Mitered Flange like this one, a free how-to guide is available on our website.


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