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Batik boho fun: making a quilted cushion cover

by Sarah Vanderburgh

 

Time to savor spring and all the beauty that is blooming! One of my favorite places to enjoy watching and listening to nature come alive again is on my front porch drinking coffee. Since it’s still a little too chilly to do that comfortably where I live, I thought creating a new quilted cushion cover to use indoors would help put me in a fresh state of mind to get ready for outside living.

 

Batik boho inspired quilted cushion cover

Batik boho inspired quilted cushion cover

 

The beautiful Banyan Batik iKat Sketch line also arrives in local quilt shops this Spring! The fabrics are a breath of fresh air; prints and patterns and colors that bring a fresh outlook on life. The quilted cushion cover will fit a 20″ cushion. I chose batiks that blend together for a relaxed, boho inspired look. The design would work well with more contrast too.

materials

fabric

5 fat quarters for cushion front:

from the iKat Sketch line

  • 80084-28
  • 80084-64
  • 80084-22

from the Shibori line

  • 81100-44

from the Ketan line

  • 81000-371 Sunset Ray

1 fat quarter for back top panel:

  • 80081-38 from the iKat Sketch line

Note: The back bottom panel will be made from leftover fat quarters used on front – see cutting instructions.

other
22″ square of batting
22″ square of material for quilted cushion front backing

thread

thread that contrasts with front fat quarter fabrics

 

Fabric requirements for batik quilted cushion cover

Fabric requirements for batik quilted cushion cover

 

Cutting Instructions

Fabric A (iKat Sketch 80084-28)
5 – 4½” squares
1 – 7½”x 20½” for back cushion panel

Fabric B (iKat Sketch 80084-64)

2 – 5¼” squares
4 – 2⅞” squares
8 – 2½” squares

Fabric C (Sunset Ray 371)
2 – 5″ squares
8 – 2⅞” squares
4 – 2½” squares

Fabric D (Shibori 81100-44)
2 – 5″ squares
4 – 2½” x 4½” rectangles
4 – 2½” squares

Fabric E (iKat Sketch 80084-22)
1 – 5¼” square
8 – 2½” x 6½” rectangles
16 – 2½” squares

Draw a diagonal line on the back of all 2½” and 2⅞” squares EXCEPT the Fabric E squares.

 

Close up of batik quilted cushion cover.

Close up of batik quilted cushion cover.

 

Collect your fabrics and cut them to size. The Banyan Batiks will start to get pieced back together in the next post.

 

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: 3 quilt blocks that highlight Banyan Batik prints

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17 comments

June Turpin April 8, 2018 - 5:02 pm

Lovely! I have just discovered your blog and I am really enjoying it!

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Sarah Vanderburgh April 8, 2018 - 7:43 pm

Thanks June! So glad you found the blog – lots of tutorials, sewing machine reviews and giveaways to be found here too. Welcome 🙂

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Brenda Hulsey April 6, 2018 - 3:10 pm

Beautiful fabrics and pattern for the pillow!

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Sarah Vanderburgh April 6, 2018 - 4:03 pm

Thanks Brenda! The Ikat Sketch prints are very inspiring.

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Jessica Matheson April 5, 2018 - 3:03 pm

I have to try this 🙂

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Sarah Vanderburgh April 5, 2018 - 4:19 pm

Awesome Jessica! Enjoy! Hope you have some batiks to use 🙂 Share over on instagram @quiltsocial too!

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Surinder gurm April 5, 2018 - 1:48 pm

This looks like a good first project

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Sarah Vanderburgh April 5, 2018 - 4:20 pm

Thank you for the kind compliment! Enjoy creating and feel free to share on instagram @quiltsocial .

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Anita April 3, 2018 - 7:36 am

This is gorgeous!

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Sarah Vanderburgh April 3, 2018 - 7:41 am

Thanks Anita! I hope you’ll join me and make one this week too 😉

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Mona A Phelps April 2, 2018 - 10:06 pm

Great pattern!

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Allison Evrard April 2, 2018 - 6:21 pm

Such a lovely pillow! The colors are beautiful!

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Sarah Vanderburgh April 2, 2018 - 8:40 pm

Thanks Allison! It’s easy to create something pretty with these batiks 🙂

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April Martin April 2, 2018 - 4:07 pm

I love batiks

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Sarah Vanderburgh April 2, 2018 - 8:41 pm

That’s good news, April! Lots of lovely Banyan batiks here at QUILTsocial.com lately:) Be sure to check out the fabric giveaway post!

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Christie April 2, 2018 - 2:58 pm

Your fabrics are gorgeous. Batiks are my favorite go to fabrics for my quilts. Keep them coming!!

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Sarah Vanderburgh April 2, 2018 - 3:57 pm

Thanks Christie! The Banyan Batiks are gorgeous. Make sure you comment on the batik fabric giveaway post too 😉

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