5 June 2013

Patchwork cushion

A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to buy a complete patchwork cushion kit from a charity shop for 50p. 

It had everything with it to make a cushion cover including backing fabric, and paper hexagons.


And now it's finished! I tried to put a zip in it, but I'm not quite happy with that, so I'll probably be taking that out and try again. 

11 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks really nice! You've done a lovely job, all it needs is a little cushion to enjoy it fully :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I need to get myself an cushion for it, eventually.

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  2. It's lovely Emma well done!! And a bargain for 50p!!

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  3. It's beautiful! I've totally fallen in love with hexagons from all the pretty paper piecing you've been doing lately ;) I'm trying to screw up enough courage to give it a go myself, LOL! Good luck with the zipper, they are very tricky things indeed. I'm no good at them either. If that doesn't work, maybe a button flap might?

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    1. Thanks! It's really very simple, but you can make the most amazing things, just give it a go, it's hard to go wrong.

      You gave me a great idea, I think I'm going to replace the zip with some poppers!

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    2. Well thank you very much indeed! *blushes* I greatly appreciate the encouragement ;) After the SAL is over, I just might give it a go!

      I thrifted a bag of odds and ends ages ago that had little packs of pre-cut fabric squares, and I'm wondering if maybe that's what they were meant for now. That or patchwork, I guess. Either way, it would be nice to use them!

      I'm so glad I was able to help, that's a great idea :) Also, then you don't have to worry about the tab of the zipper catching in things and pulling open too, which is always a plus!

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  4. Wow, what a great bargain! It looks great and I'm sure you'll tweak it to just how you want very soon :)
    Best wishes.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it's got poppers now and looks much better.

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  5. So great Emma! Well done on doing some quilting!!

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