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Pattern Details

GIFT WRAP is a quick and easy design based on the traditional Sister's Choice quilt block. One day I realized that expanding the sides of a two-color version of the block created a design that looks a ribbon tied in a bow. I tested various ways to sew the new block together, and fiddled with the quilt math to create the perfect proportions for various sizes.. The result is a new twist on an old favorite. It turns a simple throw pillow into a gift-wrapped package perfect for sharing your love of quilting with family and friends. The 37-page PDF pattern includes detailed instructions for six different sizes, including squares from 14" up to 24", with three different options for the back, from a simple plain-fabric panel to a fun "back of the package" pieced design. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PRINT THE ENTIRE PATTERN! Read it on your computer or tablet, then save your ink by just printing the pages with fabric requirements and cutting diagrams for the size you've decided to make. The pattern includes fabric selection tips and cutting diagrams for all pillow sizes and layouts: so you can be sure to get all the necessary pieces from a barely-big-enough piece of precious fabric. Plus, you'll get a secret link (see page 36) where you can download a special BONUS PDF tutorial booklet that walks you, step-by-step, through installing an invisible or lapped zipper, or making a no-zip envelope back. (Newbies: you can do it!) GIFT WRAP is super-easy and quick to sew. It's such versatile design: it looks great in bright florals, would be stunning in solids (how 'bout silk, or linen?), and even works with novelty prints. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY use a rotary cutter and quilter's ruler sew a quarter-inch seam SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 6 sizes included! from 12"x16" up to 24"x24"

Recommended with this pattern

  • 2 contrasting fabrics (see PDF fabric charts for details; yardage requirements vary by pillow size)
  • batting and lining (see PDF charts for details; yardage varies by pillow size)
  • rotary cutter, ruler, and mat

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Venus de Hilo
Venus de Hilo
Aloha, I'm Stephanie Serrano, a writer and designer living in Olympia, WA, with my husband and a white cat named Halo. I've been sewing for many years (since I was a kid), and made my first quilt more decades ago than I care to admit. I adore strong colors and big, bold prints, and love to play with design and construction methods. My one of a kind quilts lean toward scrappy and improvisational, while my patterns tend to feature cleaner lines and simple construction. One of my big creative goals is to do more garment sewing and develop a fun, unique wardrobe of me-made clothing. I invite you to visit my blog at, and follow me on instagram: @venusdehilo