Bold Banyan Batiks prints make a statement on the back of the cushion cover by Sarah Vanderburgh April 6, 2018 written by Sarah Vanderburgh April 6, 2018 650 The batik boho cushion cover is almost ready to enjoy! In yesterday’s post, we assembled the rows to make the front of the cushion and quilted it. Today the back panels will be made and sewn to the front to complete the cushion cover. I chose a boldly designed iKat Sketch print for the top back panel and used the remaining portion of the Shibori print used on the front of the cushion for the bottom back panel. Reverse side of quilted cushion cover Preparing the back panels 1. Cut the back top panel to 20½” x 17½”; here I used the iKat Sketch print with a bold zigzag. I used a fat quarter which required me to place the zigzag pattern in the direction you can see. If you’re starting with a larger piece of fabric you can choose to change the direction of the print. 2. Cut the back bottom panel to 20½” x 7½”; I used the leftover of the Shibori print. 3. Along one long edge of each of these panels make a hem; I simply pressed ¼” of fabric over to the wrong side and then another ¼” and sewed using thread that blends in with the fabric colors. Assembling the cushion 1. Lay your cushion parts on top of each other in this order on your pinning surface: Place the cushion front, right side UP. Put the back top panel, right side DOWN with the non-hemmed edge lined up with the top edge of the cushion front. Line up the back bottom panel, right side DOWN, with the non-hemmed edge lined up with the bottom edge of the cushion front: the hemmed edge will lay over top of the top back panel hemmed edge. 2. Pin all the way around the outside of the cushion cover: be sure to pin at the sides where all three layers overlap. Pinning where back panels overlap. 3. Sew ¼” all the way around the edges of the cushion cover. 4. Check to make sure you have sewn through all the layers. 5. Serge or zigzag stitch to finish seams. Turn the cushion right side out through the back opening and enjoy! I really enjoyed sharing these beautiful Banyan Batiks fabrics with you. The iKat Sketch line should be in your local quilt shop now – just in time to enjoy for spring! Batik boho inspired quilted cushion cover This is part 5 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 4: Piecing and quilting the batiks boho inspired quilted cushion cover [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs201Banyan Batikscushion coversfabricsflying geese blockfree patternshalf square triangle blockiKat SketchKetanquilt blocksShiborisquare in a square block FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Sarah Vanderburgh I love to play with color and *quilts* are my playground! A self-taught quilter, I've been designing quilts for almost 20 years. I'm inspired by happy fabrics, selvages, traditional blocks and nature. I'm also a wife, mother, and elementary school teacher, and enjoy drinking coffee on my front porch in northern Ontario. previous post Piecing and quilting the batik boho inspired quilted cushion cover next post How to use FABRIC FUN Fabric Markers in your next quilting project YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... QUILTsocial Giveaway 288: Jungle Rose 12-Fat Quarter Fabric... Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a... QUILTsocial Giveaway 284: Baralla 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! 5 tips to create the best ever quilt... The secret to modern quilting using the straight... How a short stitch, in quilting, can save... How to choose a quilt design for fabric... Falling in love with Banyan Batiks Kayana autumn... Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn fabric steals the fall... 4 comments Tracy Shafer April 8, 2018 - 10:26 pm I just love this beautiful pillow! Reply Sarah Vanderburgh April 9, 2018 - 8:46 am Thanks Tracy! The beautiful Banyan batiks were my inspiration. That, and still sitting inside watching snow:) Reply Kerry Leslie April 8, 2018 - 4:13 pm These batiks are gorgeous! Reply Sarah Vanderburgh April 8, 2018 - 4:30 pm I agree, Kerry! The Ikat Sketch and Shibori lines should be in your local quilt shop soon – great colors for spring creations 🙂 Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.