More sewing and a touch of glue

12 June 2018
Hello friends!  Here are the cushions I made yesterday. The pink is a Tilda fat quarter found with the other one I made into a lamp skirt and showed yesterday. I remembered I bought these when Tricia was last here and I went home, put them in the cupboard and forgot all about them.  I really love this pink fabric, which I call pixelated rose, and have teamed it with beige linen from an old skirt of mine. 

The blue and white fabric is an Swedish design bought at Ikea as a continental pillow cover many moons ago.  When I finished using it as a pillow cover, I cut it up and made it the centre of a quilt I intended to make. But halfway through I didn't like the look of it so folded it up and it sat near the Tildas in the cupboard. The colours match the wall behind it perfectly. It's backed with a darker blue cotton that I picked up in one of the many swaps that happened at my library talks and workshops. 

You can see the different fabrics at the back of the cushions from this side view.

Making a pocket-type cushion cover is really easy, it's straight sewing just like the lamp skirt, and most of the work is dome with cutting out, smoothing out the fabrics and assembling the layers.  Here is a You Tube video to show you how to make a cushion cover using three pieces of fabric. You can make a simpler version if you have enough fabric to make the entire cover - front and back. Here is a You Tube video to show you how.

I've just noticed that I need more fabric glue along the edge at the bottom of the box. Applying fabric glue provides a really solid covering but you have to make sure all the fabric edges are completely covered.

My last show and tell today is a little box I made for my desk.  I'm a terribly messy person and need help when it comes to my desk. This box hides all my little bits and pieces like erasers, pencil sharpeners, sticky notes, paper clips etc.  I found an old sturdy box, cut pieces of fabric to fit, and covered it. I used fabric glue to secure the fabric so it's a really easy project. You need to wait 24 hours for the glue to dry completely but then it's ready to serve you for years to come.

What craft projects do you have on the go right now?