Hearts and Scraps Cushions
To make either a square cushion, a cushion full of hearts or a rectangular Log Cabin cushion, this workshop shows a fantastic way to create a unique cushion using up your scraps. Using possibly linen borders or plain fabrics, sort your scraps into lights and darks or pale blue and dark blue and then you can precut at least 250 squares or 50 strips, these need to be cut as accurately as possible to make the sewing together easier, you will also need a 1/4” foot for your machine for accurate piecing. You can press 3 or 4 fabrics on top of each other and multi cut together, but please just be careful to be straight on the grain. If you haven’t done this before we can demonstrate on the day.
For the SQUARE CUSHION cut approx 125 light squares and 125 dark squares 1 ¼” CUT
You will also need 25 2” squares to fill in the edge and 1 x 2.5” square
For the LOG CABIN cushion cut 25 light and 25 dark strips CUT 1” across the width of your fabric, some may be longer than others.
For the HEARTS cushion any Stripe and light floral fabrics, Red fabrics for hearts, Any lace you may have, some linen and bondaweb.
Basic sewing kit including fine flower head pins if you have them
Rotary cutting equipment if you have available
Matching threads for piecing and possibly perle for quilting
Wadding and calico or linen for the cushion back
16 or 18” cushion pad and 2m of matching ric rac (available in shop at Cowslip)
Sewing machine in good working order and instructions and ¼” foot