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Thread: making a patchwork cushion cover - help needed please

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    Super Member annesthreads's Avatar
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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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    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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    i would be worried that the fabric would not hold up to the wear and tear of being sat upon.

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    Quote 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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    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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