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Patchwork cushion using die cuts.




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maryliz
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maryliz
112 days ago
 
After much thought I decided am going to start to make a cushion cover with patchwork pieces....I have a very bright multi coloured background and plain pieces for the patchwork design in the centre..using some of my die cut shapes....hopefully I can get the materials washed and started early next week.......so will get me back into the swing of sewing again...fingers behaving at the moment...long may that last.
  
Crafty nannie
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Crafty nannie
112 days ago
 
Look forward to seeing it mary, you are such a positive lady
  
maryliz
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maryliz
112 days ago
 
Die cut pieces ready for washing...so having worked out my pattern shall get going.............................about time I wasn't so lazy and got on with things.......
  
Towst
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Towst
111 days ago
 
Looking forwards to seeing the results Mary, I have a few things I want to sew too, I have washed the fabric ready, just have to find the time in between Alia to actually sew now LOL

I do hate to wash the fabric first though. When I make bags I don't bother because most people don't wash bags they don't really come out well in the wash so if you do wash it then you know it's going to be hit or miss and by not washing it the fabric is a bit stiffer and the edges tend to be straighter. When you wash it, you end up with a tangle of frayed ends that you have to cut apart and then lots of ironing to get it flat enough to cut. However when making anything you know you will wash it's silly to forget the washing step.

Do you back your pieces with interfacing for patchwork or just use them as they are? I'm assuming that you are using cotton like quilting cotton but maybe you're not.
  
maryliz
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maryliz
101 days ago
 
Just cut out the pieces of cotton for the cushion...sometimes I put a lining on the back, depends how I feel about the fabric....this I haven't bothered.. The material for the actual custhion is rather thin, so am contemplating putting a linining on the back and stitching lines across the back to the edge of the centre...not sure about that yet...take time as am sure my sewing machine is at the back of a cupboard and I will have to get my son-in-law to dig that out for me....however, have to tack the patchwork part first, so plenty to do. Quite a splash of colour(s), so hope it won't be too garish......we shall see.


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