Do you remember last month I posted about a free tutorial I had written for The Sewing Directory website? You can find that by clicking here.
Well, I decided to use the same pattern to make a cushion. I just added extra borders to make it up to 18 inches square and obviously didn’t need insulated wadding. Just a bigger piece of batting. I cut two side borders 3½ by 12½ inches. And two pieces for the top and bottom borders 18½ by 3½ inches.
I quilted it with a holly leaf and berry design I made up. I've added this video tutorial so you can see how I did it! Let me know if you have a go!
I chose to add piping to the cushion. I love a piped edge on cushions it gives them a really professional finish.
If you don't know how to do piping and want to give it a go, you might want to check out my Trimmed Cushion Tutorial which shows four different way to trim the edge of cushions: piping; lace; giant ric rac; and bobble or pom pom trim! Lots of tips and tricks to get good results.