This week I have a tutorial for a cute and quick cushion cover.
Gather Your Supplies
* 1 fat quarter of a bright print for the heart and the cushion backing
* a piece of fabric for the foundation. This will not be seen, so it doesn't matter if it matches or not.
* a heart template. I used the highly technical method of folding a piece of paper in half and drawing half a heart. My template measures about 6 1/4" at its widest part
* a washable glue stick
* rotary cutter, mat and ruler
* thread, both for piecing and for stitching around the heart applique
* a 12" cushion insert
Make the Cushion Cover Front
To deconstruct the jeans, make a cut on either side of each of the leg seams.
To make the strips, simply measure across the bottom as wide as you want the strip to be and make a cut, then rip again. Make a bunch of strips in a variety of widths (I used 12 strips for one cushion and 11 for the other). Press the strips and trim off the loose threads.
2 rectangles 12 1/2" x 9" from the print. One of my fat quarters was not quite the standard 18" width so I cut one of the rectangles at 8". There's a little less overlap at the back of the cushion, but it looks fine.
1 square 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" from the foundation fabric.
When the whole foundation square is covered, lay the piece right side down on your cutting mat.
Finish the CushionOn one long side of each of the print 12 1/2" x 9" rectangles, fold 1/4" towards the wrong side and press. Then fold over 1/4" again and press. Stitch close to the folded edge.
Now it's your turn! What have you finished this week? Remember to visit a few of the other links and celebrate what others have finished too.