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Stick to squares for a cute cush­ion with a quick fin­ish – prints and pas­tels make the per­fect pair­ing!

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Stick to squares for a cute cush­ion with a quick fin­ish!

CUT­TING OUT

1

From your print and solid fab­rics cut: ■ One hun­dred (100) 2½in squares.

2

From your back­ing fab­ric cut:

■ Two (2) 12in x 22in pieces.

■ Two (2) 1in x 2in pieces.

3

From your in­ter­fac­ing cut: ■ One (1) 25in square.

MAK­ING THE CUSH­ION TOP

4

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.

5

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.

6

Re­peat the last two steps un­til your en­tire in­ter­fac­ing square is cov­ered with the fused fab­ric squares.

7

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.

8

Trim the folded edge of each seam al­lowance and press the seams open.

9

Re­peat steps 7–8 to sew and press all the hor­i­zon­tal seams.

FIN­ISH­ING THE CUSH­ION

10

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.

11

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.

Lay­out Di­a­gram

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