Quilted Pillow using Half Square Triangles


Today’s craft is a quilted pillow using half-square triangles. It is a wonderful piece for your decor. Looks great on the sofa, on top of the bed. They bring a lot of beauty and harmonize the environment. In addition to being a very versatile piece, you can use the most varied fabrics, prints and colors.

The patchwork technique has been gaining prominence in recent years within the craft work, which is a way to unite fabrics in various formats and models, to create beautiful handmade works. This technique has a history of over 200 years. It is worth remembering that the seams can be made using a sewing machine, or even manually, according to your preference and techniques that best suit your work style.


This pillow looks like a lot of work, but it actually comes together quickly. You’ll need to join some half-square triangles together to form the pattern, then add a simple straight-line quilting to finish it off. Do you have any retail at home that you like, the print or the color? Take advantage that the size needed to make each triangle is not too big, so you can take advantage of them. That’s why we love this type of craft, zero waste.

Quilted Pillow

Quilted Pillow Materials and Tools

It’s not a difficult pattern to assemble. Between cutting, assembling and sewing, the job will take about an hour. Now the materials and tools needed:

  • 16 scraps Fabric larger than 5 ½” x 5 ½”
  • 1 piece Batting 20″ x 20″
  • 1 piece fabric 16″ x 13″ for pillow back
  • 1 piece fabric 16″ x 8″ for pillow back
  • 1 16″ Pillow Insert
  • Sewing Machine
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Quilt Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Marking Pencil
  • Binding Clips
Quilted Pillow

From each fabric cut a 5 ½ inch square. The design of this beautiful cushion was made by Sarah Ashford and is available for free on the Polkadot Chair.