For this tutorial you will need:
One 6 fat quarter pack.
Use 4 of the fat quarter fabric pieces to cut out:
49 x 2½ ” squares
4 x 2½ ” strips for the cushion cover
1 x 2½ ” strips for the bias binding
Use 2 fat quarter fabric pieces to make:
a 17″ by 12″ piece and a 17″ by 8″ piece of fabric for the back cover.
You will also need:
17″ square of wadding (batting)
Coordinating sewing thread
16″ cushion pad
Making the Front Panel for Your Cushion Cover
Start by cutting all the fabrics as detailed above.
All seams are using a 1 cm seam allowance.
Once you have cut all of your squares start by laying out your design.
Sew all your pieces together into rows.
Then sew all the rows together. Making one large central square.
Finish off your panel with four strips around the outer edge.
Place the finished panel on top of the wadding and pin into place.
Use top stitching to secure your panel onto the wadding. I’ve use the technique of stitching in the ditch.
Trim back the wadding to the same size as your top panel.
You now have your front panel.
Making the Back Panel for Your Cushion Cover
Using one of the 2 ½” fabric strips make it into a piece of bias binding. If you need help with this refer back to my previous tutorial “How to Make Bias Binding”.
Take your 18” by 8” piece of fabric and secure the bias binding onto one of the longest edge.
Make a buttonhole in the centre about 1” above the binding edge.
Hem your 18” by 12” piece of fabric along the long edge.
Lay flat and place the smaller panel with the bias binding over the larger panel at the hem edge with an overlap.
Pin in place.
Take your finished top panel and place it on top of the backing panel with right sides together and pin in place.
Hem all around the outer edge and trim off the excess.
Turn right side out through the back flap.
Press well and all you have left to do is sew your button in place and insert your cushion pad.
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