CUSHION A CUTTING OUT
YOU WILL NEED
■ Assorted print fabric scraps (see cutting out)
■ Background fabric: ½yd
■ Backing fabric: ¾yd
■ Batting: 26in square
FINISHED SIZE ■ 24in square
From the assorted scraps cut thirty-six (36)
From the background fabric cut five (5)
3½in x WOF strips. Subcut each strip into one (1) 3½in x 24½in piece and five (5)
2in x 3½in strips.
MAKING THE CUSHION
Follow steps 5–8 of the quilt instructions on page 77 to make one Block A. In steps
5–6 use the 2in scrap squares and the
2in x 3½in background strips. Then use the
3½in x 24½in background pieces in step 7.
Baste the cushion top centrally on one square of batting. Quilt as desired. Nicole straight line quilted with an intersecting grid pattern.
Trim your backing fabric to 24½in x WOF. Then cut in half along the width, leaving the selvedges intact to form two pieces roughly 24½in x 22in. Leave the selvedges in place as an alternative to a hemmed edge.
Lay your backing pieces right side up, with the selvedges overlapping by about
5in. Centre the quilted cushion on top, right side down. Pin in place. Sew around edges.
Trim away excess backing fabric, press and turn right side out.