STIPPLE QUILTED CUSHION COVER





Stipple quilted cushion cover

Stipple quilted cushion cover

 

I decided to make this cushion cover using the Liberty shell fabric from theire V and A range and I teamed it up with a sea fabric for the background.  The pattern is called flyfoot and can of course be used as a quilt block.

 

 

Making the flyfoot quilt block

Cut the squares along the diagonal

Cut the squares along the diagonal

 

To make an 18″ cushion cover you will need eight 4.7/8″ squares each of two different fabrics cut along the diagonal to make triangles.  You will also need 70″ of 1.1/2″ strip for the border as well as wadding and backing for the cushion front and two panels 18.1/2″ by 14″ for the cushion back.

 

 

Sew the triangles together

Sew the triangles together

Flyfoot quilt block layout

Flyfoot quilt block layout

 

With right sides together and using a 1/4″ seam, sew each blue triangle to a brown triangle along the long edge to make a square.  Lay the squares out as shown in four rows of four and sew them together in pairs across the rows.

Row one of the flyfoot quilt block

Row one of the flyfoot quilt block

Row two of the flyfoot quilt block

Row two of the flyfoot quilt block

 

Sew the pairs of squares together across the rows.  Row one is shown on the left, row two on the right.

Row three of the flyfoot quilt block

Row three of the flyfoot quilt block

Row four of the flyfoot quilt block

Row four of the flyfoot quilt block

 

Row three on the left, row four on the right.  Sew the rows together to complete the flyfoot quilt block.

 

 

Making the cushion cover front

Add a brown border

Add a brown border

 

The flyfoot quilt block measures 16.1/2″ square.  In order to frame the pattern and to make it into an 18″ cushion cover, sew a 1.1/2″ strip of the brown fabric across the top and bottom (16.1/2″) and then down each side (18.1/2″).

 

Layer the patchwork, wadding and backing

Layer the patchwork, wadding and backing

Stipple quilting shown on the backing

Stipple quilting shown on the backing

 

Lay the backing fabric right side down, smooth and lay the wadding top, then the flyfoot quilt block on top of this.  I pinned only on the brown fabric and then stipple quilted the the blue to showcase the brown.

Making the cushion cover back

Turn under a small hem

Turn under a small hem

Lay one backing piece on the cushion front

Lay one backing piece on the cushion front

To make the cushion back, fold under and sew a small hem on one of the long edges of both pieces of the cushion backing.  Lay the first rectangle on the front of the stipple quilted cushion front with right sides together and the bottom edges matched.  This will leave about 4″ of the cushion front not covered.

Lay the second cushion backing on top

Lay the second cushion backing on top

 

Lay the other rectangle of cushion backing on top with right side down and the top edges matched.  This will give you about 5″ overlap which will make the envelope opening to put the cushion pad in when you are finished.

 

 

Finishing the cushion cover

Turn right side out through the envelope opening

Turn right side out through the envelope opening

Insert cushion pad

Insert cushion pad

Sew all round the outside of the square, checking that you are catching all the layers of fabric in the stitching.  Clip the corners and zigzag round the raw edges to prevent fraying.  Turn the cushion cover right side out through the envelope opening at the back and insert a cushion pad.  That completes the stipple quilted cushion cover.


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Comments

  1. joaniejelly@yahoo.co.uk says:

    I AM A BEGINER SO I WANT TOGIVE IT A GO YOU WERE THE PNLY ONE I SORT OF CLICKED WITH THANKS. JO

    • Thanks, Jo. Good luck when you try your first quilt – you’ll find it a wonderfully rewarding hobby. Well, that’s what I find, anyway!

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