Friday, 28 November 2014

Last but not lease the binding

We are nearly done.  All that remains of our cushion project is to attach the binding.  I have this tutorial all written and photographed for you however a couple of weeks ago we had a flood in our house, our living room and conservatory were worst effected and at the moment we have no floors as such and a mass of drying machines in the house..  My sewing area has had to be packed up and our computer which I have all the tutorial on is not usable.  I had hoped it wouldn't take too long to get things back up and running but no we anticipate another 2 months plus of disruption.   I don't want anyone unable to finish their cushions so here is an excellent tutorial to help you on your way.  I hope you share some photos of your finished cushion.

Happy sewing xx

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Granny Square Cushion back

Hi everyone I hope you have all got the front of your cushion complete and are ready to make your back.  This is a really simple way to do a cushion back I use it all the time.

Lets measure your front take a note of that figure, Mine was 18 1/2 inches.  For the back I like to add 8 inches to that figure so I came to 26 1/2 inches x 18 1/2 inches.  ( quilting makes a big difference to the block size )  so go a head and cut a piece for the back and then cut that in half.  I have two pieces 18 x 13 1/4 inches.
Now we need to hem those pieces width ways.  Measure 1/2 inch from the top fold wrong side of fabric to wrong side of fabric and press and then re fold that 1/2 to conceal the raw edge. Pin in place.
Top stitch that hem both the top and bottom edge 1/8 on an inch in from the edge.
Now lay your two pieces on your cutting mat right sides down, Line them up so that they measure the size of your cushion front. Your pieces should overlap. 
Pop your cushion front on top rights side facing up and pin in place.
Finally sew around your cushion with a 1/8 seam to secure all your pieces together.

Now all thats left to do is make and attach our binding and we will do that next time.  Have fun.