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Thread: Large block in to a cushion cover?

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    Large block in to a cushion cover?

    Hi, DD2 has asked for a cushion cover made from a single, quilted, 16 pineapple block, plain back. She intends to give it to a friend as a gift, so I need to step up my game.

    Normally I would stitch the two cover layers together, right sides together, zigzag around the edges, turn it right side out (with an envelope closure) and call it good. But will this be enough with the quilted front and the extra layers? I am wondering if I should do a binding around the raw edges before turning the right side out, but will this create too much bulk around the inside of the seam edges? Or is there a way to finish off the raw edges while adding a back that I am not thinking of? Any help greatly appreciated.

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    We just made a pillow in our sewing class last month. We added batting and a backing fabric to the pillow front. You can use muslin as it is not seen. The actual back of the pillow was another fabric. This also had piping along the edge.

    You won't need to add binding on the edges as it would be hard to keep them lined up exact. I like to use 1/2 inch seams for pillows. Plus either zig-zag or use pinking shears to finish the edges. I used the serger which is another option.

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    What about french seams on the inside of the pillow? Then you have no raw edges showing on the inside and you don't have the bulk of binding.

    https://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/th...torial-on-how/

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    Thanks to both of you! That French seam tutorial is exactly what I need to try!! Maybe I can trim the batting out of the seam allowance so it’s not too bulky. If it wasn’t almost 10pm, I’d go find an orphan block and give it a practice run!

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