Made: Jelly Roll Floor Pillow

Let me start by saying this….  This floor cushion is the bomb!  Seriously…you know I’m all about floor pillows and I’ve made my fair share, but when I saw this tutorial, I knew I had to try it!  And since I’m totally into making quilts nowadays (Who am I?), I thought this would be the perfect compliment for the quilt I just made for the littlest punk.

The cushion uses a jelly roll…which is just strips of fabric cut at 2.5”.  I didn’t have a jelly roll, so I just used the fabric leftover from the quilt and cut my own strips.  The cushion top was pretty easy to construct, but there are ALOT of strips to sew together, so for me that spelled doing it when I could.  It certainly wasn’t a sit-down-and-do-it-all-at-once type of project.

For the bottom I used a solid piece of fabric (whew…after all that piecing, it was quite the respite).  I also opted to use store-bought piping which made it infinitely easier and I used my method in this tutorial to add it to the cushion

One problem I did end up having was that once all the strips were sewn together, I still had a hole in the middle….not that large, though….that’s my finger poking through.

So I just used a medallion off of one of the fabrics and using a tight zig zag stitch, sewed it on applique style and it worked great!

I actually kinda like the effect it gives to the center. 

I ended up using bean bag pellets for the filling.  Natalie loves this part about it…she feels like a big girl now with her very own bean bag!

This cushion is just a small part of her room makeover  that I am knee-deep in.  I have  a few more projects from her room coming up and then a full reveal sometime at the end of the month.  Yay!

For now, I love the cushion cozied up next to her book shelves… a great companion for reading, don’t you think?
Until next time…

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  1. says

    I was just about to say that’s lot of stuffing then I saw “bean bag pellets” lol don’t think I’ve seen those before but that pillow is awsome!

  2. says

    That is so beautiful!!! I love the fabric/color choice. I’m definitely going to be making some of these for my kids’ play room. Thanks for linking the tutorial!

  3. says

    Thanks guys! I know…I love it too. It’s just as smashing in person :)

    I bought the bean bag pellets online about a year ago thinking I would use them someday. Can’t remember, but Amazon is ringing a bell. If you google it, it will bring up a ton of suppliers :)

    Hubs and I made the shelves. Pretty simple to do, just a little elbow grease. I used a combo of a few different DIY instructions I found on Pinterest. :)

    Thanks again for all the love <3

  4. says

    OH, WOW!!!!!

    Your pillow is amazing! It’s not often I’m speechless, lol, but this did it. The fabric, the work…everything is perfect.

    Your little one is BIG blessed. :)

  5. says

    Wow! This is very impressive. Thank you for sharing.
    Saw you on TT&J

  6. says

    This cushion is so beautiful! I am very impressed! I love all of the bright fabrics you used too. They are some of my favorites.
    I also had to call the hubby over to come look at the book shelves. I wan’t those! :)

  7. says

    OOh GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! I really love yours and even if it was done out of necessity, I LOVE the medallion center. That just finished the entire thing off pulling the eye toward the center.
    Bean bag filling is probably what I would use as well. I had seen that tutorial and thought it was an awesome looking pillow as well. I thought at some point down the road I’d make one for our Granddaughter.

  8. says

    Your pillow is amazing! I am so sorry about the hole in the middle. I have added a few steps to the Moda Bake Shop tutorial so this shouldn’t happen to anyone else. Even though your center is too cute for words!
    Great job, girl!!!

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  10. says

    I am BEYOND OBSESSED with this pillow. You are inspiring me to want to learn how to sew, but I don’t think I’d be ANY good at it. I see you sell your floor cushions – any chance you’d sell one of these!?!?!?!

  11. says

    I know this is an old article, but I have a quick question: When you put the fabric medallion in the middle did you sew this all the way through to the backside then fill the beans around (like a donut?) or is the medallion only sewn to the top layer? It looks nice and puffy like the original tutorial but like this so much better than a button (which my daughter would probably pick or pull off). Thanks!!

  12. says

    Your daughters room is adorable! Great ideas, to use for my grandchildren. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. Love the floor cushions!

  13. P's Picky says

    Cannot find any directions for zipper installation on floor pillow. Help! Love those pillows–am making some for grandchildren.

  14. Nicole says

    I am a new sewer…this is my first big project that I am trying to make for my niece for Christmas. I am having trouble with the center hole it seems to keep getting bigger and bigger and looking less like a circle…can you help me please?? I am not very sewing savvy and I don’t know a lot of the little tricks, or the lingo that comes along with so if you could keep that in mind please. How do I get the hole in the center to get smaller instead of bigger??

  15. says

    What a wonderful reading corner for a child! I think one reason I became a life-long reader is because I had a cozy corner of my own for reading when I was growing up. It was a great place to spend a rainy day or just when I wanted to be alone with my books. Nice memory.

  16. judy keyes says

    I just made one diff colors my grand kids will love it, I’m looking for instructions for Jacobs ladder quilt does any one have or know where I can get ? thanks! judy in florence


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