- Project one the double four patch cushion from The art of Quilting Magazine. I've only gotten the first issue as it was 99p the rest are £3.99 and there are 90 or so issues. I made the decision not to invest in it.
This will make a cover for a 40cm square cushion pad.
You will need ( well you don't have to use these colours but this is what I used)
- 50cm of 112cm wide beige fabric
- 50 x 15cm of orange fabric
- 50 x 25 cm of black fabric
- Matching sewing threads
- 40cm square cushion pad
- 6.2cm square template and a 11.2 square template
All seam allowances are 1/4"
I started off by
- Cutting out sixteen, 6.2cm squares each in orange and beige fabric
- Eight, 11.2cm squares of black fabric
- Two 41.2 x 29cm rectangles of the beige fabric
- I chain stitched one orange square to beige square, this part I did by hand as I hadn't pulled out the machine yet.
- After that I ironed the seams to the beige side and the stitched two together in a checkerboard pattern taking a 6mm seam allowance.
- From there I once again ironed the seams flat then stitched each checkerboard to a black square. Sewing two rectangles together to form this pattern.
- From there I stitched two of these patches together, once laying out the design. It was supposed to look different, but somehow I managed to sew it wrong so the design looked like this. If stitching this the pattern is supposed to look like the one in the original picture.
- I attached all the pieces together and ironed the whole patch and put this to one side whilst I made the back of the cover. I stitched hems onto my rectangles by folding in 1cm ironing then folding another 2.5cm and ironing that flat, before stitching the hem closed.
- With the right sides facing I pinned the backs to the front overlapping the hems
- I then stitched all the way around the cover to attach the two pieces. I ironed the cover then cut the corners.