Gift Wrap Pillow Covers

 Gift Wrap Pillow pattern cover

6 sizes, from 12″x16″ up to 24″x24

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:

Gift Wrap pillow, front

After testing various ways to sew the new block together, I fiddled with the quilt math to create the perfect proportions for various sizes. The result is a new twist on an old favorite that 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″ (so convenient, if you want to make a new cover for a pillow you already own), plus three different options for the back, from a simple plain-fabric panel to a fun “back of the package” pieced design:

Gift Wrap pillow front & back

This super-detailed pattern includes fabric selection tips, step-by-step sewing instructions, even quilting suggestions …


… as well as fabric 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, making a no-zip envelope back, and finishing your pillow with a bound edge if desired. (Newbies: you can do it!)

Perfect Pillow tutorial booklet cover

GIFT WRAP is super-easy and quick to sew. It’s such a versatile design: it looks great in bright florals, would be stunning in solids (how ’bout silk, or linen?), and even works with novelty prints:

Gift Wrap pillow details

With such a wide range of sizes, you’ll be able to find one that’s just right for those last bits of favorite fabrics lingering in your stash, and if you’re purchasing fabric on a tight budget, the smallest sizes can be made from just 2 Fat Quarters!

This fun, easy pattern is available at the:

Venus de Hilo Etsy Boutique,

and at

It’s an instant download at both sites,
so you can start sewing right away

Who will you make a Gift Wrap pillow for?


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Desma September 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I just love the look of this cushion pattern. It would also make great christmas placemats


2 Stephanie September 8, 2014 at 3:06 pm

It does make great placemats, Desma. I made a set for my Mom last year.


3 Kathy Lynn November 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I am using this pattern to make placemats to donate to our local “Meals of Wheels”.


4 Stephanie November 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Fabulous idea, Kathy Lynn!


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