Balsam Gnomes Pillow Pattern

This Balsam Gnomes Pillow Pattern is another pattern to add to the collection of Balsam Gnomes patterns!  This is a beginner pattern that was inspired by a love of gnomes and anything nature!! 

I just love how these cute throw pillows add a pop of fun!!  You can decorate a couch or chair, throw them on a bench, or even put them in a basket or in a corner of your home!!!

You can purchase this fun quilted gnome and tree pillow pattern in my Etsy shop!

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Techniques for the Balsam Gnomes Pillow Pattern

This pattern used simple patchwork techniques.  And there are simple to use templates that let you make working with triangle pieces easy peasy!! 

Even a brand-new beginning quitter can easily make this pattern.

Fabrics for the Balsam Gnomes Pillow Pattern

As always, I suggest using 100% cotton, high-quality quilting fabric.  You can raid your stash or purchase new fabrics.

Whenever possible I love to patronize my local quilt shop to purchase fabrics. 

But in a pinch I order my fabrics online from shops like The Fat Quarter Shop or Connecting Threads.

Colors of Fabrics

Although I made these pillows to match my other red and green Balsam Gnome products, you can easily switch out the colors to match your décor!! 

I’ve seen folks use pinks, mint greens, blues, tans, and grays to make the Balsam Gnomes.  There really are no rules when it comes to the choice of color pallet for these fun pillows!!!

The finished pillow covers measure 18″ x 18″. 

Finishing the Pillows

These pillow covers are so small you can easily quilt them on your domestic machine. I used a swirly meandering design to quilt mine. But you can use straight stitching or whatever machine quilting technique you prefer.

These pillows are only 18″ square, so you could easily hand-quilt them instead!!

And the pattern includes directions for making the 18″ pillow insert too!  It’s so easy, honestly it takes just minutes to make!!!

Other Balsam Gnome Patterns

Check out the other Balsam Gnomes patterns I’ve designed

Balsam Gnomes quilt, Balsam Gnomes table runner, and Balsam Gnomes tree skirt are the other patterns in the Balsam Gnomes collection!!!  They are all available as instant download, ad-free PDF patterns in the LAKEGIRLQUILTS Etsy shop as well.

More Gnome Patterns!!!

Can you tell I love gnomes, lol!!!  I’ve designed other gnome patterns also!  The series of Birch Gnomes includes a Birch Gnomes throw quilt and a Birch Gnomes table runner.  These patterns are also available as instant download, ad-free PDF patterns in the LAKEGIRLQUILTS Etsy shop

The table runner patterns are available as Quilt Kits in my Etsy shop!!!

Or check out my Foxy Gnomes wall hanging pattern!  This pattern is also available as an instant download, ad-free PDF pattern on Etsy!

Happy quilting!


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