FLOWER POWER

Whip up a speedy-sew flo­ral ac­cent cush­ion us­ing the Ac­cuQuilt GO! Baby fab­ric cut­ting ma­chine

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YOU WILL NEED

■ Print scraps for ap­pliqué

■ Back­ground fab­ric (white):

9 in square

■ In­ner Bor­der fab­ric (co­ral): 3in x 42in

■ Outer Bor­der fab­ric (aqua): 6in x 42in

■ Cor­ner fab­ric (green): 3in x 11in

■ Cush­ion back fab­ric: 17 in square

■ Bat­ting: 20in square

item no 243284

■ Fusi­ble web­bing: me­tre

Hem­line Fusi­ble Web­bing item no 271504

■ Cream thread

■ Cush­ion pad: 18in square

■ Ac­cuQuilt GO! Baby

( item no 360199, £129.99)

FIN­ISHED SIZE ■ 17in square

DIES USED

■ Tum­bler (in­cluded with Ac­cuQuilt GO! Baby)

■ Flower (in­cluded with Ac­cuQuilt GO! Baby)

■ Owl item no 360098

■ Strip Cut­ter item no 360190

1

Take the ap­pliqué scraps and fuse the fusi­ble web­bing to the wrong side of each one, fol­low­ing the man­u­fac­turer's in­struc­tions. Stu­art rec­om­mends cov­er­ing the iron­ing board with bak­ing pa­per be­fore you start, and plac­ing bak­ing parch­ment on top of the fab­ric and web­bing be­fore you iron, to pre­vent any glue from spilling out.

2

When the fab­rics have cooled, use your Ac­cuQuilt GO! Baby ma­chine to cut:

■ Two (2) flower shapes, us­ing the flower die.

■ One (1) flower pot, us­ing the tum­bler die.

■ Two (2) flower cen­tres, us­ing the large cir­cle of the owl die.

■ Four (4) leaves, us­ing the wings of the owl die.

Peel the pa­per back­ing away.

3

Take your cut pieces and ar­range them on top of the 9 in white back­ground square, re­fer­ring to the photo for place­ment. Fuse the pieces in place, re­fer­ring to the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions, to com­plete the cush­ion cen­tre.

4

Us­ing the 2 in strip die, cut:

■ Two (2) 2 in x 42in strips for the outer bor­der. Sub­cut into two (2)

2 in x 13 in strips and two (2)

2 in x 17 in strips.

■ One (1) 2 in x 42in strip for the in­ner bor­der. Sub­cut into four (4)

2 in x 9 in strips.

■ One (1) 2 in x 11in strip for the cor­ner squares. Sub­cut into four (4) 2 in squares.

5

Join a 2 in x 9 in in­ner bor­der strip to each side of the cush­ion cen­tre. Join a 2 in cor­ner square to ei­ther end of the re­main­ing two 2 in x 9 in in­ner bor­der strips, then join these to the top and bot­tom of the cush­ion cen­tre. Press seams to­wards the strips.

6

Join the 2 in x 13 in outer bor­der strips to the top and bot­tom of the in­ner bor­der strips. Join the 2 in x 17 in strips to each side to com­plete the cush­ion top.

7

Place the bat­ting square on the wrong side of the cush­ion top and baste in place us­ing your pre­ferred method.

8

Quilt as de­sired – Stu­art quilted 1/8in in­side each of the ap­pliqué shapes and around the bor­der seams us­ing cream thread. Trim the cush­ion top to 17 in square.

9

Place the cush­ion back fab­ric on top of the quilted cush­ion top, RST. Pin in place then sew around all four sides, leav­ing an 8in gap in one side. Clip the cor­ners.

10

Turn the cush­ion right side out and press care­fully. In­set the cush­ion pad through the open­ing, then hand sew the open­ing closed us­ing an in­vis­i­ble stitch and match­ing thread to fin­ish.

GET CRE­ATIVE WITH THIS PAT­TERN! HAVE FUN WITH YOUR FLOWER AP­PLIQUÉ AR­RANGE­MENTS

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