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Finishing the Modern Quilted Patchwork Cushion

 

Today we’re going to finish the Modern Patchwork cushion! Sewing the top and quilting it to give it fun texture will really make it look lovely.

According to the diagram below, lay your pieces of cut fabric out on a large board that you can move to the sewing machine. I used a 12½ʺ ruler and laid them on that. Even a cereal box cut apart would work.

 

Lay out your cut fabric according to the diagram.
Lay out your cut fabric according to the diagram.

 

 

Use a variety of colored ribbon in your cushion.
Use a variety of colored ribbon in your cushion.

 

Taking your fun colored ribbon, cut strips of ribbon and lay them where you want them to go randomly throughout the cushion. Cut them a bit longer, and you can trim after sewing.

 

Insert strips of ribbon randomly between fabric.
Insert strips of ribbon randomly between fabric.

 

Sew the strips of colored fabric together first. When sewing in the ribbons, insert them in between the ‘right sides together’ of the 2 fabrics. Then sew the A, C, A and F strips to join.

Layer top, right side up, batting next, and if you want a finished look another 13” square of fabric on the back, pin and quilt.

When your top is finished trim to a 12” square. Lay right side up.

Take your two back pieces and laying right sides down on the quilt top so right sides are together, wrong sides out. Match outer edges so the sewn edges of the back overlap.

Pin in place and sew completely around the outer edges using a ½ʺ seam allowance.

Gently flip right side out and press if necessary. Insert pillow and admire your modern quilted patchwork pillow!

Try making them in different colored schemes or substitute giant rick rack instead of ribbon. The modern patchwork pillows are fast and easy to make and so much fun to use or give away!

 

Quilted Modern Patchwork Cushion
Quilted Modern Patchwork Cushion

 

 

This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1:  Add pop to a modern patchwork cushion top!

Go to part 3: Making rick rack flowers for a modern quilted cushion

 

I am a quilter who loves quilting outside the box especially when it comes to 3D and embellishments. My work has been published in books and magazines and I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Quilters’ Association. When I am not in my studio, I am working as a Social Media Manager.

4 Comments

  1. Dolores

    Very cute.

  2. Colleen

    Super cute! I love the colors that were chosen

  3. VickiT

    Thank you so much for this. I have never considered using ribbon this way. It gives a nice shine to the finished pillow. I bet it would be great for a child’s quilt even since they love shiny things and the satin would have a nice feel for them.

  4. Laura

    I really appreciate the clear tutorial for the pillow. Love the idea of using the strips of ribbon. I’ve got some in my collection, and will be using very soon.

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