3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

Get to grips with quilting into different shapes with these three different designs for a quilted cushion. Whether you go for a basic square construction, or fancy a more unusual triangle or circular shaped cushion, this project is great for building on your basic skills and learning how to shape your quilting.

Finished Sizes
Square 17″ x 17″
Flower 19″ x 19″
Triangle 17″ x 18″

You Will Need
Craft Essentials How to Make
Read all instructions before beginning project. Do not pre-wash fabrics. Before cutting, press fabrics with a dry iron on cotton setting (use a lower heat setting for the fabrics with a metallic finish). Use a ¼” seam allowance and sew fabrics with right sides together (RST) unless otherwise noted. Press seams in direction of arrows.

Note: wof = width of fabric.

1. Making the Pillow Fronts. Use one package of Charms for each pillow front. There will be four squares each left over from the Square and Flower pillows. Lay out squares as desired, or follow the diagrams below.

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

Begin with the top row and sew the squares together as shown. Press seams in the direction of the arrows, reversing the direction on alternate rows. Sew the rows together, (matching seam intersections). Press open. Trim the Square pillow to measure 18″ x 18″.

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

2. Making the Optional Coordinating Piping. To make covered piping from a coordinating fabric, cut six 2 ¼” x wof strips from the ½ yard of fabric. Remove selvage ends. Sew short ends together, making one long continuous fabric strip. Place cording in the center on wrong side of fabric strip and match the long cut edges. Hold in place and sew close to cording along the entire length. 

Top Tip!

Use a zipper or piping foot to get close to the cording.

Note: This makes enough piping for all three pillows.

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

3. Making the Square Pillow.
Press coordinating 18″ x 21″ backing and place on table right side up. Lay pieced pillow front RST on top of backing and trim backing to the same size. Cut two pieces of fusible fleece the same shape and follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse to the wrong side of the pieced front and back fabrics.

Pin piping to pieced pillow front, starting in the middle of one side. Remove 1″ of the cording from
inside the piping at one end (Dia. A). Start the piping off the edge and gently angle it up on the
pillow front, aligning the cut edges. Sew just to the inside of the piping stitch line. As you approach
the corner, stop and clip edges of the piping to allow it to lay flat and curve around the corner
(Dia. B). Continue sewing the piping all around. As you reach the end, measure piping 1″ beyond
the starting point and cut off excess. Again, remove 1″ of cording from the inside before crossing
over the beginning and angling off the pillow (Dia. C).

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

4. Finishing the Square Pillow.
Place pillow front and back RST and pin (Dia. D). Sew around the outside edges using the stitching line from the piping as a guide. Leave a 6″ opening for turning (Dia. E). Clip off tips of corners and turn right side out (Dia. F).

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

Stuff as desired and hand stitch opening closed.

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

5. Making the Flower Pillow.
Fold pieced front RST into quarters and place marks at the measurements shown. Connect the lines and cut off corners along drawn line.

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

6. Finishing the Flower Pillow.
Follow Steps 3 and 4 to finish the Flower Pillow.

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

7. Making the Triangle Pillow.
Fold pieced front in half RST as shown and trim off 1″ at the top edge and 1″ at the right side. Place marks at the measurements shown. Connect the lines and cut off corners along drawn line.

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

8. Finishing the Triangle Pillow.
Follow Steps 3 and 4 to finish the Triangle Pillow.

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

3 Ways to Make a Quilted Cushion #quilted #cushion #sewing #square #flower #triangle #beginner #intermediate

Shop the project

What do you think of this post?

6 0

Comments and Discussion

Other posts you might enjoy

<
>