Monday, March 12, 2012

Sherbet Pips Cushion

I have been making cushions for the lounges but everytime I finish one it goes missing, the kids have snaffled them. So I thought I would make them a cushion each for there rooms, starting with Cate as she is the loudest.  
Using one of my Sherbet Pips 2.5" charm packs, I layed them out in rows 6 x 6 and omitted 2 squares for a rectangle of white homespun. After piecing the top, I used my free motion foot and stitched Cate's name in blue to match.
Sandwiching the top, I used my walking foot to add simple quilting down the sides of each square.After a quick google search, I used some premade bias binding and made some piping and attached to the front.

Another google search to help me remember how to insert a zip, I pieced the backing, added the zip, attached to the front and trimmed to fit. Turned inside out and wallah, we have a cushion.
I only had a 14" cushion insert so I cut it open, removed some fill then overlocked down to 11" and Cate's cushion is done. Quite time consuming, maybe 3 hours with some mild interruptions.
Equipment used; Bernina sewing machine with quarter inch foot, walking foot, zipper foot and the open toe darning foot, overlocker for resizing the insert. Now onto Stuart's cushion, he wants a green one.


princess pudge said...

Love the piping and the backing (and the front and the name .. )

Cass said...

Looks great Adds, love the piping

Emma said...

You've done a great job on this; I love the quilted name!

AJ said...

Super cute Adds!