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Have you made a gadget cushion and if so what filling did you use?

Have you made a gadget cushion and if so what filling did you use?

Old 07-08-2019, 02:50 AM
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Question Have you made a gadget cushion and if so what filling did you use?

This is the first time I have sewn a pattern printed on fusible inter-facing. The quilt store sold the pattern that directed you to this link for a video on how to make it.


My question is : What is your preference when filling the cushion?

I used crushed walnut shells because I am using it for a pincushion. I dislike the smell of the shells. The next one I make, I would like to try a different filling that smells better as I am going to use the gadget cushion as a cell phone rest.

Thank you for your ideas!
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:16 AM
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​I have not made one but I would use polypropylene beads.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:18 AM
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I grow lavender and add that to the shells prior to filling the cushion. You could also use essential oils mixed with the shells prior to filling. Just make sure the shells are dry before you add to cushion.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:24 AM
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i made one and used polyfil. it was a little too 'puffy' but still worked for the purpose.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:41 AM
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I've made one for cell phones and GPS holder. I used rice. Not the 5 minute rice. But I also used leather instead of fabric.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:43 AM
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rice forme.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:01 AM
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I've made several of these and use mine every day. I used the polypropylene beads in the bottom section and polyfil in the back section. I love mine.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:14 AM
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I used a mixture of rice on the bottom, but filled the top part of the main cushion with polyfil. I’ve only done one, but that was what the video I watched said and I really like mine.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:41 PM
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Thanks for posting this thread. I have not seen these and I think they are super and would make great Christmas gifts. BrendaK
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:25 AM
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I made a mini tuffet, and the bottom I used a cylindrical piece of foam covered with muslin, then I topped it with steel wool. It works well for using as a pincushion, and I had steel wool on hand, not walnut shells.
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