Pattern Test: Quilted Cushion Cover (and a giveaway)

7 Mar

Last month Kat put a call out for pattern testers and I volunteered possibly swayed by the photo of her gorgeous cushion/pillow

Kat sent me the pattern through as a pdf and I had a quick read through.  As you may know I’ve made cushion covers before so like to think I know what I’m doing!  But if I didn’t have a clue this would definitely be a pattern for me.  I’ve not seen the finalised pattern but I don’t think it will be too different from the one I saw.  It was very clear, the instructions made sense, and Kat explains why particular steps are necessary which I thought was a great touch especially for beginners.

So after spending an age looking at fabrics in my stash I made a selection and following Kat’s pattern made this:

Quilted cushion - front

I mostly followed Kat’s suggestions, the pattern ‘allows’ you to make the strips whatever size you want.

Quilted cushion - back

(Fabrics: All from Amy Butlers Belle range)

The back is a simple envelope style, so no zip, button or ties to stress about!  Please excuse the wrinkles on the back, I didn’t have time/energy to go and buy a 15″ cushion insert so just used a cushion off the sofa which was a little big!

A bonus at the end of the pattern is the inclusion of a formula to work out fabric required for different size covers.  All in all a great pattern, simple and straightforward suitable for beginners upwards!

So, there we have it, another cushion to be sat on, thrown around, Mathias has a favourite game at the moment of making a pile of cushions and falling on it calling it ‘bouncy castle’.

If you are quick Kat is giving away a free quilted cushion pattern on her blog,  you have until 8pm WST this Friday to enter.  Or you can buy it in her shop here.

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2 thoughts on “Pattern Test: Quilted Cushion Cover (and a giveaway)

  1. Thanks for your generous review Mary! I really appreciate it 🙂
    And thanks so much for helping me by doing the pattern testing.
    xx

  2. Love your cushion Mary and also Kat’s. I have the very same fabric as Kat (timeless treasures I think, but I just used the tt fabric on the front and a spotty fabric on the back and trimmed with ric rac. Do you realise, you have made me spend more money!!! I have just gone and bought Kat’s three patterns – just can’t help myself.

    xx

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