Stick to squares for a cute cushion with a quick finish – prints and pastels make the perfect pairing!
Stick to squares for a cute cushion with a quick finish!
From your print and solid fabrics cut: ■ One hundred (100) 2½in squares.
From your backing fabric cut:
■ Two (2) 12in x 22in pieces.
■ Two (2) 1in x 2in pieces.
From your interfacing cut: ■ One (1) 25in square.
MAKING THE CUSHION TOP
Place your square of interfacing on your ironing board, or heat-proof surface, with the sticky side facing up. Arrange your 2½in squares on top, right side up, starting at the bottom edge and working up in rows. Refer to the Layout Diagram for placement, or create your own pattern. Take care to arrange the squares neatly with the edges touching, but not overlapping.
When you have filled the area on your ironing board, fuse in place, protecting your iron with the pressing sheet, and following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Repeat the last two steps until your entire interfacing square is covered with the fused fabric squares.
Fold the first vertical row of squares, so it’s RST with the interfacing panel. Sew along the edge using a ¼in seam. Unfold. Fold along the second row and sew as before. Continue working your way across the panel until each vertical row is sewn.
Trim the folded edge of each seam allowance and press the seams open.
Repeat steps 7–8 to sew and press all the horizontal seams.
FINISHING THE CUSHION
Sew the 1in x 2in background strips to each end of the zip. Sew the 12in x 22in background pieces to either side of the zip. Trim the backing to 20½in square.
Unzip the zip at least halfway. Place the backing panel RST with the cushion front. Sew around all four edges. Clip the corners, turn right side out and press.