Hi, this is Mandy from Mandy Made. I am absolutely thrilled to be here. I love the CSI Project!
Seriously… this fabric is just plain yummy! Which is exactly why I could not resist jumping on the giant-floor-pillow-bandwagon. These pillows are fun for my daughter and her friends, incorporate my color scheme into the living room, and are not overpowering.
Both pillows are made from two large squares and four rectangles. For the larger pillow, the squares were about 36″. The smaller pillow was about 30″. The rectangles on the large pillow are 7 inches. That is the finished measurement (without seam allowance). And the smaller one is 6 inches without seam allowance. I used rather big seam allowances because I did not finish any of the edges. I sewed the rectangles to one of the squares with the right sides facing. Next I sewed the other square to the rectangles with the right sides facing. At this point I had an inside-out square with the side edges opened.
I sewed three of the edges closed. Then I stuffed all my stash-busters into the middle and tried to even it out. Last, I used the stuffing around the top, bottom and outer edges. I hand sewed the last side together. And there you have it:
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