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Free Pattern for Patchwork Cushion

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We launched a series of fabrics in August and we are making a cushion from beginning to end. The cushion was actually designed by Janet Goddard using our fabrics and you can check out the free pattern at the end of this post.

OTHER NEWS THIS WEEK:

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ENJOY!

ARNE & CARLOS

FREE PATTERN

A simple but stunning cushion designed by Janet Goddard using fabrics from our Nordic Garden Dream collection.

Finished size:14in square (35.6cm)

Preparation:
There are three cushion designs to choose from. Each cushion is pieced and/or quilted and has an envelope back.

Materials

Fabric:

  • 15in (38.1cm) WOF fabric one for the outer square and cushion back
  • 5in (12.7cm) square fabric two for the inner square
  • 14 ½ in (37cm) square plain fabric for the inner backing

Wadding (Batting)/Haberdashery:

  • 14 ½ in square (37cm) wadding
  • Neutral thread for piecing
  • Thread for quilting
  • 14in (35.6cm) cushion pad

Cutting:

All cutting instructions include a ¼ in (0.65cm) seam allowance.

Fabric One

  • Two 5 x 5 ¼ in (12.7 x 13.3cm) rectangles
  • Two 5 ¼ x 14 ½ in (13.3 x 37cm) rectangles
  • Two 10 x 14 ½ in (25 x 37cm) rectangles

Fabric Two

  • One 5in (12.7cm) square

To stitch the Cushion:

  1. To stitch the cushion top take the 5in square of fabric two and stitch a 5 x 5 ¼ in fabric one rectangle to each side. Press seams away from the centre.
  2. Stitch a 5 ¼ x 14 ½ in fabric one rectangle to each side of the unit completed in step one. Press seams away from the centre.
  3. Make a quilt sandwich using the backing, wadding and cushion top.
  4. Quilt ½ in away from the seam line around the centre square.
  5. To make the envelope back take the two 10 x 14 ½ in fabric onerectangles and on one long edge of each press under ¼ in and stitch down.
  6. On one of the rectangles, on the stitched edge fold over 1in so that wrong sides are facing, press and pin in place. Place this rectangle on top of the cushion front right sides facing, folded edge in the middle and pin around the outer edge. Pin the second rectangle onto the cushion front so that the stitched edge overlaps the first rectangle in the centre.
  7. Stitch around the outer edge of the cushion. Trim corners. Turn through.
  8. Insert the cushion pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Liz on October 27, 2019 at 6:06 pm

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    Please make it easy to download.

    • Annie B on October 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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    What fun! Thanks for the tip about pulling the thread tails (from stitching around the center square) to the back. The fiddle music at the intro – who is the artist?

    • Mary on October 27, 2019 at 9:50 pm

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    What brand of iron were you using ?

      • Petra on October 28, 2019 at 11:01 am

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      hai its a Dutch brand . iam Dutch it is very good brand

    • lynn lewis on October 28, 2019 at 8:33 am

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    I am still smiling, what a lovely episode and I shall make a cushion this morning. Thank you

    • Linda Ferraro on October 28, 2019 at 10:59 am

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    What a great tutorial on YouTube! I’m going to “recover” some of our pillows with this pretty pattern. Where can we buy your fabric in the U.S.A., or on-line? All the best, Linda Ferraro

    • Petra on October 28, 2019 at 11:09 am

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    hai Arne and Carlos .

    I liked it and that jou are doing it . it is so comferting to watch and do somting togedder whit jou bold.

    thanks for that. love you gays

    • Anne Spohn on October 28, 2019 at 11:55 am

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    Loved the new video. Pillow making was explained so well. They looked lovely in the Car.

    • Susanne Møller on October 28, 2019 at 8:03 pm

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    Those pillows are ever so beautyful !!!
    And so impressive to see professionals at work .
    Had a good laugh at the story of Arne in the steaming bathroom, while people crowded in, – reminded me of Marx brothers and the “two hard boiled eggs-scene ” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFu0KyrNAAA 😉

    • Sandra on October 28, 2019 at 8:14 pm

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    I so enjoyed that episode! Thank you!

    • patty-anne Lea on October 30, 2019 at 7:08 am

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    front to front is usually called “right sides together”
    the direction of the weave in the fabric is called warp and weft.
    Another great night we have spent together.

    • Linda on November 2, 2019 at 6:01 am

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    Loved your video. You ‘ironed’ out a few problems concerning the order of assembly of the different pieces Thank you

    • Jan Vinall on November 8, 2019 at 4:16 am

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    Jan V
    Great cushions! Love the pattern, and so simple to make. I giggled over Arne and his lost pants!
    Thank you once again.

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