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« on: November 06, 2007 06:27:57 AM »

http://www.levenger.com/SPbnt.asp?Link=FRND&ID=35654



So I have been eyeing these for over a year now.  I am not such a fan of silk though and have lightweight denim or a fun cotton print in mind. 

I would really like to stitch up one of these for my sis as a Christmas gift.

I've made clothing, stuffies, and bags, but am intimidated by the 'stuffed AND quilted'.  I have NO clue how to sew up the 'wedge' or the 'bottom shelf' with stuffing inside.  Do I stuff it after sewing?  How do I do this?  Huh Huh Huh

Any veteran pillow makers out there willing to share their thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007 06:53:20 AM »

this is similar but different

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119772.msg1146845#msg1146845

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007 07:11:13 AM »

It looks to me like the wedge part is actually six different pieces.  All of them are sort of long prisms, with rectangles for sides, and triangle ends.  After that... I've got nothing.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007 07:33:27 AM »

I would guess this may be foam, not stuffed. If you cut your foam to size, you can use it to make a pattern.
The back looks like it is 6 seperate triangles arranged in a pyramid.
I would sew them together, then stuff them. Maybe use batting instead of regular pillow fill.
I have an old book that has a pattern in it for a foam sofa. I'll see if I can find it, it may have some hints in it for something like this. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007 09:12:34 AM »

Yes, I don't know if it stuffed with foam or softer filling, but I imagine it is the 6 separate 'Toblerone' shapes making up the wedge that give it enough support for even large hardbacks or textbooks.  I thought about using plain foam, but unless I score some 'auto upholstery' type foam, I may not get enough even support and it will end up sagging.

sigh... so frustrating

Wish my Grannies were still alive.  They were Domestic Superheroes and could make anything.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2007 09:52:34 AM »

are you going by the picture or have you actually touched one before? they are really quite hard, at least the meditation pillow version from india that i have seen. stuffed with what appeared to be very hard unholstery (like under the seat) stuff. i had a friend who made one out of patch work scraps many years ago, she stitched everything by hand so it may have been easier to get the "toblerone" shaped pieces together in the end. how they are joined is a total mystery to me!
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