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Monday, May 27, 2013

At last – new cushions

I had been meaning to get these cushions done for quite some time.  I had the fabric sitting there patiently waiting, a left over piece of the sitting room curtain fabric.  And I had already purchased the cushion inners, and a reel of matching green thread.  So all I had to do was just “get on with it”.

Once I started, it really didn’t take too long at all.  Just measure, slice the fabric with my rotary cutter, and pin it all together.  Have to admit that I’m a great pinner, more is always better in my book.  I know some sewers who hardly pin at all, but that’s not my way.  There, all done, and Muffy has given the new cushions her seal of approval.

DSCF5478 Two cushions and a cat

They weren’t in the least bit fancy.  No zips, piping, or ruffles, just quite plain with a deep folded over flap opening in the back, if you know what I mean.  And I can’t say, like they do on TV,  that nothing was hurt in the making of these cushions.  Just look what happened to my handy green plastic point turner which I used while trying to get those corners to behave.

DSCF5480   Oh dear, the point broke off

This handy implement was from my KnitWit sewing days, and would not be available now, I imagine.  Wonder how many of you did this kind of stretch sewing all those years ago?  Then I discovered patchwork and quilting and haven’t looked back.


Robin Quilts, etc. said...

Dritz makes a point turner and button gauge that looks just like yours except it's blue. And it's under $2.00 on Ebay but I wouldn't be surprised if JoAnn's has it also.

Nancy J said...

Cushions made the best way, piping and zips take so much time and fiddly sewing, glad the AOK was given. Greetings from Jean

Katie said...

I remember the knit craze. Here, it was Stretch and Sew classes and patterns. I think I still have them put away somewhere. Oh my!

Vireya said...

You can still get the point turners. I have had mine forever, too, but it is exactly the same as this one on a US site:

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Cushions look super.
I love to pin too! My motto is "If you pin you win"



KiwiRobbie said...

I just bought my point turner just like that from a local sewing shop here in chch. $2.80. So definitely still around!! Karen