Hi Everyone,  It’s Becky from Patchwork Posse.  Home of fun sewing projects, quilt alongs, and a lot of chit chat!  

Today I am so excited to share with you a Fall Owl Pillow Tutorial.  Using an owl template from another project {a wall hanging} the background is sewn with the quilt as you go technique.

This technique is so fun and makes for an interesting patchwork background for any applique.

fall owl pillow tutorial

Materials Needed:

Therm O Web HeatnBond® Fusible lite Adhesive

Owl templates – download here

Fabric strips in different widths at least 20″ long

Muslin fabric the size you are finishing your pillow front at

Batting to match the size of the muslin fabric

Fabric for the pillow back

Fabric scraps for the owl, leaves, wings, and branch

fall owl pillow applique

Fall Owl Pillow Tutorial~

1)  Using the quilt as you go method–  lay one fabric strip in the center of the muslin and batting layer– this piece will lay directly on top of the batting

2)  Lay a new piece of fabric- right sides facing on top of the fabric strip

3)  Sew in place along the side

4)  Open the fabric and iron


5)  Lay the next strip on top overlapping the edge of the previous strip and sew in place

6)  Continue with this method until the whole muslin and batting top is covered


7)  Sew 1/4″ from the seams of the strips for a quilted look

8)  Trace the templates for the owls on the HeatnBond ® Fusible Lite owlpillow5

9)  Follow instructions on the package and fuse the template to the fabric and then cut out pieces

10)  Lay in place on top of the pillow front, fuse them in place and stitch around the shapes to secure.  I used a straight stitch, but a button hole or zig zag stitch would work just fine.



11) Finish the back of the pillow with your favorite closure type

fall owl pillow tutorial

For more quilt as you go tutorials and easy sewing projects, stop by my blog or facebook.

– Becky


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16 Comments on Create a Fall Owl Pillow with HeatnBond

  1. Linda Bragg
    October 1, 2014 at 8:26 am (7 years ago)

    I love all the great fall colors.

  2. Belinda K-N
    October 1, 2014 at 9:39 am (7 years ago)

    I love the cooler temperatures of fall – and of course, the wonderful autumn colors – it is a beautiful time of year!

  3. Adrianne B
    October 1, 2014 at 10:00 am (7 years ago)

    The thing I love most about Fall is the cooler weather!

  4. marylouh
    October 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm (7 years ago)

    The owls are darling. You wouldn’t think they would be so cute but they always seem to enhance any project. Thanks for sharing a fun project.

  5. Ausra
    October 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm (7 years ago)

    The colors of fall are warm and inviting..

  6. Robin B.
    October 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm (7 years ago)

    So cute! I love the owls.

  7. Denise Bryant
    October 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm (7 years ago)

    So cute! I love the fall colors and patterns!
    Favorite thing about fall is the cool, crisp feel in the air!

  8. Linda Gerig
    October 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm (7 years ago)

    where do you get the new book?

  9. Denise Bryant
    October 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm (7 years ago)

    I love the fall colors!

  10. Martha
    October 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm (7 years ago)

    Love the fabric .. Where can I get it???

  11. Laruralee Hensley
    October 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm (7 years ago)

    Owls and fall just seem to go together, so the fabric is perfect and the techniques to make this pillow are easy and fun.

    • Laruralee Hensley
      October 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm (7 years ago)

      Sorry I was talking about the pillow in your more recent post. I love this panel as well though.

    • Laruralee Hensley
      October 6, 2014 at 10:19 pm (7 years ago)

      OWLS, I don’t think I made that clear. I like the OWL that sits in my tree in the Autumn, because I can usually see him or her then when there are fewer leaves on our trees. In the Summer he hides too well. Have to watch my small dog carefully, owls have been known to fly off with them around where I live.

  12. norma stone
    October 16, 2015 at 8:57 pm (6 years ago)

    I have looked and punched every place to find the template for the owls. No luck. Can you tell me where they are?