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making a patchwork cushion cover - help needed please

Old 06-25-2011, 07:16 AM
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I hope this counts as a quilting post - moderators, please move it if not.
I have a piece of patchwork, hexagons made from Liberty fabrics, that was a kit that I was given in the 1980s, long before I became really interested in quilting. A couple of years ago I came across it, half done, and have finished it off after a mere 24 years or so! I'd now like to use it on a cushion cover. It measures around 16in x 16.5in (picture below) and I have a 20in cushion pad. The Liberty fabric is quite flimsy - dress rather than quilting fabric.
How should I go about making a cushion cover with it? Do I applique it onto a backing fabric? Use wadding? I've never made a cushion cover - don't do sewing apart from P&Q! I'd be grateful for any suggestions on how to do it - but no zips, please!
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:31 AM
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I would appliqué it onto a piece of larger prequilted fabric first. But I did a quick search on the forum and there's a few links you could check out for details.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....uctions&u=&s=0
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:30 AM
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i would be worried that the fabric would not hold up to the wear and tear of being sat upon.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
i would be worried that the fabric would not hold up to the wear and tear of being sat upon.
It certainly isn't very strong fabric - it would have to be a decorative cushion, perhaps to go on my bed.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:51 AM
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I would square it up and put a border (to size needed) around it. It would help to put some iron on interfacing on the back.
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