Cathedral window patchwork cushion - this is a hand sewing project.
You need 25 x 8" squares for the background.. 1.25 metres should be enough.
1 metre of fabric for the ruffle and cushion back
A cushion pad.
Start by folding over a 1/4" on all sides and press.
Fold in half and press, then fold the opposite way and press. We want crease lines here.
Now take 2 squares with right sides together and over sew together. Use your thread doubled for extra strength. Don't worry too much about your stitching here as this won't bee seen.
Sew all your squares together in this way.
Now its time to add the windows.
You will need a selection of 2" squares.
Pin, opposite sides and work a running stitch, neatly, very neatly if you are using a contrasting thread!
Now for the frill. You need double the length of each side. Cut 5" strips, join together, fold over and press. Its just like making binding. If you wanted a smaller ruffle, simply cut your strips narrower.
Sewing it on is similar to adding binding except a small pleat is added every inch or so.
I did a previous tutorial, which you can find here Don.t forget to fold over your ends at the start and finish of adding your ruffle. This will be hand stitched together at the end.
Pause with the needle in the down position ( if your machine has that function, otherwise do it manually),of the previous pleat, and make the next pleat. Continue all the way around. At the corners, make a pleat as close to the corner as you can, turn the corner and immediately make another pleat.
Before the backing is added, pin the ruffle at the corner neatly so as not to catch it when stitching down the backing.
I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions then please get in touch.