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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.


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

Finished size:14in square (35.6cm)

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



  • 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


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.