How to Achieve the Amazing Musical Notes Pillow Tutorial

Jun 15, 2018 8:00:04 AM / by Connie Campbell

Hi everyone, it is Connie with another fun AccuQuilt tutorial. Today I am sharing a colorful appliqué pillow designed with the new GO! Music Medley die.

AccuQuilt GO! Musical Notes Pillow

Musical Notes Pillow
16" x 16"

GO! Fabric Cutters: 

GO! Baby Fabric Cutter (55600)
GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S)
GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Cutting Dies: 

GO! Music Medley (55482)


  • 1 yard light colored  fabric
  • 5½" x 10¼" scraps of four bright batiks
  • 1/2 yard Heat n Bond Lite
  • FriXion pen for marking
  • 17" x 17" batting
  • 16" pillow form



  • Cut a 17" x 17" square from the light background fabric.
  • Fold in half and press.
  • Measure up 1" from this line and mark a line across your fabric, measure up 1" again and do this until you have 5 lines.
  • Measure down from the center 1" and mark a line across your fabric, measure down 1" again and do this until you have 5 lines.
  • This will leave a 2" space in the center of your pillow.

Pillow lines

Stitch on the lines twice with a dark blue thread (I used Aurfil 40wt).

Adding notes


Apply 5¼" x 10" Heat n Bond Lite to each of the four 5½" x 10¼" strips bright batik pieces following the manufactures instructions.

Place fabric right side up on the Music Medley die and cut out. Place the notes on your pillow and appliqué. You'll have extra appliqué pieces that you can use for another project. I chose to do a free-motion stitch along the edges of the appliqués.

Music Medley die

Add a layer of batting and quilt as desired. Trim the pillow top to 16½" x 16½".


Making the Pillow back:

Cut two pieces 16½" x 10"  for an envelope style pillow.

Fold under one long edge (16½") twice and stitch down on both pieces.

Lay one backing piece right sides together with the pillow front. (The folded edge should be facing up.) Lay the other piece also right sides together on top. Stitch a 1/4" seam around the edge. Turn right side out.

Making pillowFinished pillow

Pillows are a great way to use your AccuQuilt dies! Here are several other pillows I made using the GO! Clamshell-4" Finished and GO! Queen of Hearts dies.

Other AccuQuilt GO! die pillows

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Connie Campbell

Written by Connie Campbell